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The Cathedrals
DICK FRIEDMAN
August 16, 2012
The stadiums of the Big 12—the most worshiped spots on campus—blend tradition, the elements and cutting-edge amenities to keep fans making their pilgrimages, time and again
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August 16, 2012

The Cathedrals

The stadiums of the Big 12—the most worshiped spots on campus—blend tradition, the elements and cutting-edge amenities to keep fans making their pilgrimages, time and again

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WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS MOUNTAINEER FIELD AT MILAN PUSKAR STADIUM

CAPACITY 60,000

FIRST GAME Sept. 6, 1980 West Virginia 41, Cincinnati 27

FIRST-GAME ATTENDANCE 50,150

MOST RECENT RENOVATION 2004

SIGNATURE FEATURE The Pride of West Virginia Mountaineer Marching Band

PATRON SAINT Coach Art (Pappy) Lewis (58-38-2)

INDELIBLE MOMENT With the Mountaineers down 24--7 to Louisville on Oct. 1, 2005, after 25,000 fans had left the stadium, backup QB Pat White replaced injured Adam Bednarik. Led by White and a fellow freshman, running back Steve Slaton (school-record six touchdowns), WVU eked out a 46--44 triple OT win.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE The Mountaineers' pep song, Fight, Mountaineers, was composed during the early 1900s by Fuzzy Knight, a law student at West Virginia who later played several roles in popular Western movies.

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