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Video: Relive Stanford’s annual ‘Bearial’ ritual


If you are a fan of college football, you likely know the traditions of universities you tend to follow or those within your conference. However, one that everyone should know is the annual “Bearial” ritual from Stanford.

Stanford conducts the bizarre ritual every year before the Cardinal play the California Golden Bears.

This weekend, the game takes place at Stanford Stadium on ESPN.

So, with the rivalry game ready to take place in front of the home crowd at Stanford, it is only appropriate that we take a look back on the borderline crazy and intense scene. For those unaware, the “Bearial” is the violent impaling of a miniature stuffed Cal mascot, Oski.

Check it out:

Cal and Stanford take the field at 10:30 p.m. ET. Let’s hope the game is as wild as the ceremony was.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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