FSU tradition inspired by Notre Dame
Posted: Oct 17, 2014 6:54 PM EST | Updated: Oct 20, 2014 5:05 PM EST
Fans meet at the Unconquered statue on the Florida State campus for the ceremonial lighting of the spear the night before a home game.
The light burns until sunrise the morning after the game.
The tradition began with FSU grad Stephen Reilly.
He says got the idea after he went to a Notre Dame in 1993 against FSU.
He watched Notre Dame's band perform on the steps of Bond Hall, then march to the stadium.