Regardless of what games you choose to attend, there are some rules that cannot be ignored: show up, wear the colours, and be loud, bold, proud, and unafraid to get silly.

The U of O Jockey Club is only one example of a spirit group that is seemingly shrinking, though. Many schools—including some National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) teams that can draw tens of thousands of fans to games—have seen a decline in student participation over recent years.

Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff “LET’S GO, U of O!” Cheering is only one part of a sport fan’s mantra. The dedicated fan is loud, obnoxious, funny, and loves the Gee-Gees, even if they don’t quite understand the sport. You can spot them with a beer in one hand and a noise-making device in the …