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The Cathedrals
DICK FRIEDMAN
August 21, 2012
The stadiums of the Big Ten—the most worshipped spots on campus—blend tradition, smart details and a homey atmosphere to keep fans making their pilgrimages, time and again
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August 21, 2012

The Cathedrals

The stadiums of the Big Ten—the most worshipped spots on campus—blend tradition, smart details and a homey atmosphere to keep fans making their pilgrimages, time and again

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MOST RECENT RENOVATION 1997

SIGNATURE FEATURE Hannibal, a bronze statue of a wildcat that has stood in the south end zone since 1998

PATRON SAINT 1940s two-time All-America QB Otto Graham

INDELIBLE MOMENT Northwestern and Michigan combined for 105 points and 1,189 yards in their Nov. 4, 2000, battle. The Wildcats' Zak Kustok passed to Sam Simmons for an 11-yard score with 11 seconds left to claim a 54--51 win.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE The ubiquitous three-stripe pattern on football-jersey sleeves (with the middle stripe being thicker than the two surrounding it) was introduced by the Wildcats' 1928 team. Ever since, the design has been referred to as the Northwestern Stripe.

MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS

SPARTAN STADIUM

CAPACITY 70,005

FIRST GAME Oct. 11, 1924 Michigan 7, Michigan State 0

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