Men's Basketball Traditions

Starting lineups
Dore Slam, the Spirit of Gold’s drumline, lines the outer court and plays for the entirety of the starting lineups to the beat of boom-boom-clap.

Tipoff
Throw up your VU and scream “AHHHH, Anchor Down!”

Free throws
Hands up!

Tees for Threes
After every made three point basket, t-shirts are thrown into the crowd.

Land of 1000 Dances
Towards the end of the second half band, cheer, dance and Mr. C all perform a flag routine to The Land of 1000 Dances.

Postgame high fives
Immediately following the end of the game, the players give high fives to the student section.

Postgame autographs
Following the end of the game, fans are invited onto the court for autographs.

Alma Mater
Postgame singing and swaying to the playing of our alma mater:

On the city’s western border
Reared against the sky
Proudly stands our Alma Mater
As the years roll by.
Forward ever be thy watchword,
Conquer and Prevail.
Hail to thee our Alma Mater,
Vanderbilt, All Hail!
Cherished by thy sons and daughters,
Thy mem’ries sweet shall throng
Round our hearts, O Alma Mater,
As we sing our song.