In Game

A Virginia Cavaliers football game is a unique game day experience steeped in tradition. The fans here observe what is called guys in ties, girls in pearls meaning on game days you’ll see men dressed in shirts and ties and women dressed in sundresses and pearls. Although they may be well dressed, that does not mean that Cavaliers fans don’t bring the same level of noise and excitement as other ACC schools. The Cavaliers fans show strong school spirit especially when they face in-state rivals Virginia Tech.

As part of the UVA pre-game ritual, a video on the scoreboard displays the Cavalier fighting the opposing team’s mascot. The Cavalier wins the fight and then charges out on horseback to lead the team onto the field. The charge is accompanied by fireworks, which gets the fans pumped to cheer on UVA.

Following the Cavaliers intro video, you’ll be treated to an excellent game filled with tons of pageantry and tradition. The band and mascot play a big role in the in-game atmosphere, and all throughout the game, you’ll hear lots of cheers and taunts coming from the Wahooligans.

A Cavaliers football game is a great time for any college football fan, so plan your trip to Charlottesville today.

Things to check out

Scott Stadium

Scott Stadium is one of the oldest stadiums in college football as well as the oldest active stadium in Virginia making it a great place to take in a game. However, just because it’s old doesn’t mean Scott Stadium doesn’t offer all the amenities that one looks for at a big time college football stadium. Head on out to Scott Stadium for a great one of a kind gameday experience.

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The Hill

Scott Stadium offers a unique seating experience as fans 18 and under are allowed to sit in the grass under the scoreboard. There aren’t any seats there, so sitting in this section creates a one of a kind way to enjoy a football game.

The Wahooligans

The Wahooligans are a group of dedicated Cavaliers students who have their cheers and chants. Members wear matching scarves, which they wave in synchronization in support of the Cavs. If you’re looking to cheer with the most, die-hard UVA fans join the Wahooligans.

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Fight Songs

  1. The Good Old Song

    That Good Old Song of Wahoowa,

    We’ll sing it o’er and o’er.

    It cheers our heart and warms the blood

    To hear them shout and roar.

    We come from old Virginia,

    Where all is bright and gay.

    Let’s all join hands and give a yell

    For dear old UVA.  


    What though the tide of years may roll

    And drift us far apart,

    For Alma Mater still there’ll be

    A place in ev’ry heart.

    In college days we’ll sing her praise,

    And so, when far away,

    In memory we still shall be

    At the dear old UVA.  






    RAY! RAY! U-V-A!

  2. The Cavalier Song

    Come and sing dear old Virginia’s name,

    And make the Blue Ridge roar;

    For the world yields honor to her name

    Who knew her deeds of yore.

    Then make each heart a flowing bowl,

    And pour our pledges strong,

    As down the ages still we roll;

    Virginia’s triumph song.  


    Once more our might has won the fight;

    We gain the victor’s due.

    And all men raise their voice to praise

    The orange and blue.

    So, through the years, like Cavaliers,

    We’ll shout Virginia’s name!

    It e’er shall be on land and sea

    A sign of might and fame.

  3. Virginia All Hail, All Hail!

    Alma Mater song

    Ten thousand voices sing thy acclaim;
    Ten thousand hearts beat high at thy name;
    All unafraid and girded with good,
    Mother of men a queen thou hast stood;
    Children of thine a true brotherhood,
    Virginia, Hail, All Hail!
    Virginia, Hail, All Hail!

    Long let thy praises live and resound;
    Long let thy virtues in us abound;
    Let morning radiance set thee in sight;
    Let noonday brilliance crown thee with light;
    Let ev’ning sun sink kissing goodnight,
    Virginia, Hail, All Hail!
    Virginia, Hail, All Hail!

  4. Hoo Time!

    Come shout and sing her name,
    Victory’ll bring us all some fame,
    And when the Wahoos win,
    You’ll wish that you could say,
    You’d be a Wahoo, forever, HOO-RAY!

  5. U-V-A! Go Hoos Go!

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