The Tiger Walk at Auburn University is one of the most imitated traditions in college sports.
Each gameday at Auburn, the Tigers walk from Sewell Hall down Donahue Drive to Jordan-Hare Stadium. But the team doesn't make the walk alone; instead, they are cheered on by the thousands of Auburn fans who line the street and, in the process, create one of the great scenes in college football. The walk begins two hours before each game.
The tradition dates to the 1960s and has over the years become one of the most treasured traditions at Auburn.
The most famous Tiger Walk may have taken place on Dec. 2, 1989, the day Auburn welcomed Alabama to campus for the first time ever (previously, the Auburn-Alabama series had only been played at Legion Field in Birmingham). Auburn officials estimate that 20,000 fans lined Donahue Drive for the Tiger Walk that day. ESPN.com college football writer Ivan Maisel, who was there that day, later wrote
that "the height of emotion [the Tiger Walk] reached in 1989 will be a watermark for years to come."