The rivalry between The Citadel and Furman goes back to 1913 and has been contested every year since 1919, with the exception of 1943 through 1945. The The Citadel are one of if not the biggest rival of Furman meaning you want to miss it when the Bulldogs comes to town.
Furman and Wofford have the oldest rivalry in the state of South Carolina, and the two teams even played in the first football game in state history in 1889. The Paladins and Terriers long running rivalry is always a must-see event, so make sure to be in attendance when Furman and Wofford square off.
Furman Paladins Tailgate Guide
At Furman, you’ll find a lot of tailgating options making it one of the best places to tailgate in the FCS. Furman offers a visiting tailgate area, The Mall, and the Rugby Field for those of you who want to throw a tailgate party, and also is home to the Thirsty Paladin for fans who just want to grab a drink or bite to eat before the game. No matter how you want to tailgate, you’ll find something here for you.
The fans also make tailgating at Furman fun as people from all over the area come dressed in purple to cheer on the Paladins. Everywhere you look, you’ll see a sea of purple tents filled with fans drinking, grilling, and carousing before the game.
Finally, if you’re looking for some pregame pageantry, Furman has you covered. The Paladin Walk features performances by the band and cheerleaders as well as the ringing of the Furman Victory Bell. Head on over to Paladin Plaza an hour and 15 minutes before kickoff to see all the pregame festivities.
Furman is home to a vibrant tailgate atmosphere, so arrive early and enjoy everything pregaming at Furman has to offer.
The Thirsty Paladin is located on the patio of Timmons Arena and is a fantastic place to grab a drink or bite to eat. The Thirsty Paladin features beer, burgers, and brats, so stop by and fill up before the game.
Show the Paladins your support by attending the Paladin Walk. The Paladin Walk takes place an hour and 15 minutes before kickoff at Paladin Plaza and features performances by the band and cheerleaders as well as the ringing of the Furman Victory Bell. You won’t want to miss the Paladin Walk, so make your way to Paladin Plaza before heading into the stadium.
The MallEnjoy the shade tailgating at The Mall provides you as well as the fun atmosphere. The Mall is an excellent place to throw a large tailgate party, so reserve your spot before the game.
Rugby Field TailgatingThe Rugby Field offers first come, first served tailgating, so if you want to tailgate, then set up shop here. Break out the tents, tables, coolers, and grills for a fun day of tailgating on the Rugby Field.
Visitor’s Tailgate AreaIf you’re a fan of the visiting team, then you’ll want to tailgate in the Visitor’s Tailgate Area. Here you’ll find lots of room to set up and meet fellow fans of your team making it a great place to tailgate before the game.
Furman Paladins Stadium Guide
Furman is an amazing place to take in a football game as it features tons of pageantry, great fans, and a gorgeous scenic setting. Before the game even starts you’ll be treated to one of the most exciting intros in the FCS as the Paladins’ live mascot leads the team onto the field on horseback. After the intro, things don’t cool off as the marching band puts on a fantastic show throughout the game.
The intro also does an incredible job of working an already energetic fan base into a frenzy. The fans go wild when the Paladins take the field, and they don’t let up from there. All throughout the game, you’ll hear cheers and chants coming from the stand creating a fantastic in-game atmosphere.
Additionally, you’ll enjoy some beautiful scenery when attending a game at Paladins Stadium. From your seat, you’ll have an excellent view of the mountains, which along with the fall foliage create an idyllic feeling.
You’ll love your trip to Furman, so get your tickets to a Paladins football game today.
Don’t miss the live paladin mascot at every Furman game. Get to your seat early as the paladin and his steed lead the team onto the field. The intro works the crowd into a frenzy and is a must-see part of any Furman game.
Take a look at the list of the Paladins football team’s championships on the locker room building. Here you’ll see a list of the program’s conference championships and national championships allowing you to relive all your favorite Paladins football moments.
If you’re taking the kids to the game, then stop by the kids play area near the home bleachers. The play area features all kinds of kids activities making it the perfect place to take restless kids during the game.
The Paladin Regiment puts on a fantastic show at every game, so enjoy their performance throughout the game. Whether it's them pumping up the crowd on key fourth downs or dazzling the fans at halftime, you’ll love listening to The Paladin Regiment.
The cheerleaders do an incredible job of pumping up the crowd with their cheers and chants. Join in the cheers and help propel the Paladins to victory.
Furman Fight Song
All hail the white and purple
Floating on high,
Hear the shouts of triumph echo through the sky
(Fight, Fight, Fight)
Roll the cheering onward,
Hail full and free
Vic’try be now for Furman University!
Furman Alma Mater
The mountain city is her home,
A mountain river laves her feet,
And from far coasts her children come,
And crown her brow with flowers sweet.
And ‘neath her shade they rest secure
And drink from wisdom’s fountain pure,
Then rally loyal sons and true,
For our dear Alma Mater.
A ship of royal make is she,
And brings her treasure from a far,
Her truth it is that makes us free
And shines her beacon like a star.
“Twas Furman’s hand that laid her keel,
And Judson set her ribs of steel;
The fathers, prayerful for our weal,
Launched our dear Alma Mater.
A mother gentle, fair and wise,
And grave with weight of storied lore,
She greets us with love’s radiant eyes,
And chains our hearts for evermore.
Old Furman! grateful sons are we,
Our love, our lives we give to thee,
We’ll keep faith’s vow to serve but thee,
Our own dear Alma Mater.
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