University of Wisconsin–Madison

First cane toss

UW Law’s Homecoming cane toss began in 1917 — or did it? The late Professor William Page claimed he introduced the annual rite of passage for third-year law students that year, after he joined the faculty. But others say the tradition began in 1922, when the first group of World War I veterans graduated. Either way, 3Ls still observe the tradition at every UW Homecoming game.

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