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The Big House in Ann Arbor, Mich., seats more 100,000-plus for Wolverines football games.
The Big House in Ann Arbor, Mich., seats more 100,000-plus for Wolverines football games. | John Biever/SI
Fan Devotion
Are you a season-ticket holder?
YesNo
25.1%74.4%
How many home games do you attend per season?
None1-23-45 or more
26.1%40.2%11.4%21.7%
How many road games, including bowls, do you attend per season?
None1-23-45 or more
56.9%38.9%2.0%1.6%
Tailgating
How would you rate the tailgating scene on game day?
WeakAverageStrongOlympian
2.8%10.1%33.0%52.6%
On average, how much tailgating do you do for each game?
1 hour or less2 hours3 hours4 or more hours
23.5%17.9%21.0%35.7%
Tradition & Rivalries
What are your favorite football traditions at your school?

Ohio State: "I love the Ohio State Marching Band performing Script Ohio. It's an amazing tradition at OSU, as is the singing of Carmen Ohio at the end of all games by the team."

Iowa: "The swarm which is the entrance by the football team where they are all holding hands. Magic Bus, Big A-- Turkey Leg, Black and Gold everywhere hours before the game. The Pink lockerroom for visitors. Touching of Nile Kinnick before the team enters the stadium. The fight song."

Michigan State: "Definitely the MSU Fight Song. (FIGHT! FIGHT! RAH TEAM FIGHT!) But some of the more recent additions are great, such as whenever the Spartan defense holds the offense til third down they play a popular line from the movie 300, "SPARTANS! What is your profession?""

Penn State: "School buses, painted blue, riding past the tailgate areas outside of Beaver Stadium and pulling up to the players entrance before the game, with JoePa and the starting QB riding in the front seats and exiting the bus first, to the cheers of fans old and young. Game-time in-stadium experience, including the chanting of "We Are - PENN STATE," plus the linkage of the current year's team to the great players and teams in the past, and, finally, and best of all, the black shoes, white helmets and plain uniforms, signifing a pedestrian-like approach to the concept of "team" being greater than any one individual."

What is your biggest conference rival?
Michigan WolverinesNorthwestern WildcatsIowa HawkeyesIndiana HoosiersOhio State BuckeyesWisconsin Badgers
27.3%24.1%23.7%13.1%4.9%3.7%
Purdue BoilermakersIllinois Fighting IlliniWisconsin BadgersOhio State BuckeyesPenn State Nittany LionsNorthwestern Wildcats
95.8%1.5%1.2%0.4%0.0%0.0%
Minnesota Golden GophersWisconsin BadgersMichigan WolverinesIllinois Fighting IlliniPenn State Nittany LionsOhio State Buckeyes
41.3%31.5%8.0%8.0%5.4%4.8%
Michigan WolverinesPenn State Nittany LionsOhio State BuckeyesWisconsin BadgersMinnesota Golden GophersIowa Hawkeyes
96.9%1.0%0.5%0.2%0.2%0.2%
Ohio State BuckeyesMichigan State SpartansPenn State Nittany LionsNorthwestern WildcatsPurdue BoilermakersWisconsin Badgers
96.0%2.1%0.3%0.2%0.0%0.0%
Wisconsin BadgersIowa HawkeyesOhio State BuckeyesMichigan WolverinesPenn State Nittany LionsPurdue Boilermakers
79.2%17.7%1.3%0.9%0.4%0.0%
Illinois Fighting IlliniIowa HawkeyesMichigan WolverinesOhio State BuckeyesPurdue BoilermakersWisconsin Badgers
74.7%9.3%5.3%4.0%2.7%1.3%
Michigan WolverinesPenn State Nittany LionsMichigan State SpartansMinnesota Golden GophersPurdue BoilermakersWisconsin Badgers
98.2%0.9%0.1%0.1%0.0%0.0%
Ohio State BuckeyesMichigan WolverinesMichigan State SpartansIowa HawkeyesIndiana HoosiersNorthwestern Wildcats
83.1%11.3%2.5%2.0%0.1%0.1%
Indiana HoosiersOhio State BuckeyesMichigan WolverinesIllinois Fighting IlliniIowa Hawkeyes
94.8%1.5%1.1%0.4%0.4%
Minnesota Golden GophersMichigan WolverinesIowa HawkeyesOhio State BuckeyesIllinois Fighting IlliniIndiana Hoosiers
77.0%9.3%7.5%4.8%0.5%0.4%
Michigan WolverinesOhio State BuckeyesMinnesota Golden GophersWisconsin BadgersIndiana HoosiersPurdue BoilermakersIowa HawkeyesIllinois Fighting IlliniPenn State Nittany LionsMichigan State SpartansNorthwestern Wildcats
34.8%31.5%12.3%6.1%3.7%3.2%2.4%1.8%1.0%0.9%0.8%
The Ohio State Buckeyes ran away with the voting for
The Ohio State Buckeyes ran away with the voting for "rudest fans" in the conference. | Damian Strohmeyer/SI
What is your favorite stadium to visit in your team's conference?
Michigan WolverinesOhio State BuckeyesWisconsin BadgersPenn State Nittany LionsIowa HawkeyesNorthwestern Wildcats
25.7%22.0%15.1%9.8%6.9%5.7%
Michigan WolverinesOhio State BuckeyesPurdue BoilermakersPenn State Nittany LionsWisconsin BadgersNorthwestern Wildcats
36.5%21.2%10.8%10.0%7.3%4.2%
Wisconsin BadgersPenn State Nittany LionsMichigan WolverinesOhio State BuckeyesMinnesota Golden GophersNorthwestern Wildcats
28.7%17.6%17.2%13.0%9.2%2.9%
Michigan WolverinesWisconsin BadgersOhio State BuckeyesPenn State Nittany LionsNorthwestern WildcatsMinnesota Golden Gophers
26.1%19.7%15.9%14.3%7.6%2.1%
Penn State Nittany LionsOhio State BuckeyesMichigan State SpartansWisconsin BadgersNorthwestern WildcatsIowa Hawkeyes
23.9%18.1%18.1%16.3%6.6%3.3%
Wisconsin BadgersMichigan WolverinesOhio State BuckeyesIowa HawkeyesPenn State Nittany LionsNorthwestern Wildcats
34.1%26.1%12.8%10.2%9.7%0.9%
Michigan WolverinesWisconsin BadgersIowa HawkeyesIllinois Fighting IlliniOhio State BuckeyesPurdue Boilermakers
41.3%17.3%9.3%8.0%6.7%5.3%
Penn State Nittany LionsMichigan WolverinesWisconsin BadgersNorthwestern WildcatsIndiana HoosiersMichigan State Spartans
34.3%28.1%11.1%5.5%4.6%3.3%
Michigan WolverinesOhio State BuckeyesWisconsin BadgersMichigan State SpartansNorthwestern WildcatsIowa Hawkeyes
36.6%30.1%12.3%3.2%2.3%1.6%
Michigan WolverinesOhio State BuckeyesWisconsin BadgersPenn State Nittany LionsIndiana HoosiersNorthwestern Wildcats
22.5%22.1%15.0%13.9%9.0%4.9%
Michigan WolverinesOhio State BuckeyesPenn State Nittany LionsMinnesota Golden GophersIowa HawkeyesNorthwestern Wildcats
31.5%19.9%12.3%9.9%8.5%4.6%
Michigan WolverinesPenn State Nittany LionsOhio State BuckeyesWisconsin BadgersMichigan State SpartansNorthwestern WildcatsMinnesota Golden GophersIowa HawkeyesIndiana HoosiersPurdue BoilermakersIllinois Fighting Illini
24.0%17.9%15.1%14.4%4.9%4.6%2.9%2.8%2.1%1.9%1.4%
Which school as the rudest fans for visitors?
Ohio State BuckeyesMichigan WolverinesIowa HawkeyesWisconsin BadgersIndiana HoosiersPurdue Boilermakers
29.8%22.9%13.1%9.4%4.9%4.5%
Ohio State BuckeyesPurdue BoilermakersIllinois Fighting IlliniMichigan WolverinesMichigan State SpartansWisconsin Badgers
41.2%20.4%11.5%10.8%3.5%2.7%
Ohio State BuckeyesWisconsin BadgersMichigan State SpartansMichigan WolverinesIllinois Fighting IlliniMinnesota Golden Gophers
26.9%23.5%14.1%12.4%9.6%3.6%
Michigan WolverinesOhio State BuckeyesWisconsin BadgersPenn State Nittany LionsIowa HawkeyesPurdue Boilermakers
48.5%35.4%5.0%2.9%1.0%0.7%
Ohio State BuckeyesMichigan State SpartansPenn State Nittany LionsWisconsin BadgersIowa HawkeyesIllinois Fighting Illini
78.8%9.4%3.0%2.1%0.7%0.7%
Wisconsin BadgersIowa HawkeyesOhio State BuckeyesMichigan WolverinesPenn State Nittany LionsMichigan State Spartans
43.8%19.9%14.6%9.3%3.1%1.3%
Ohio State BuckeyesIowa HawkeyesMichigan WolverinesWisconsin BadgersMichigan State SpartansPenn State Nittany Lions
34.7%18.7%13.3%9.3%6.7%2.7%
Michigan WolverinesPenn State Nittany LionsWisconsin BadgersMichigan State SpartansIllinois Fighting IlliniIowa Hawkeyes
42.9%27.7%16.6%1.6%1.4%1.3%
Ohio State BuckeyesMichigan WolverinesWisconsin BadgersMichigan State SpartansIowa HawkeyesIllinois Fighting Illini
53.0%24.5%5.8%3.4%2.7%0.9%
Ohio State BuckeyesMichigan WolverinesWisconsin BadgersIndiana HoosiersPenn State Nittany LionsMichigan State Spartans
46.4%15.0%12.7%11.6%3.4%2.6%
Ohio State BuckeyesMichigan WolverinesIowa HawkeyesMinnesota Golden GophersIllinois Fighting IlliniPenn State Nittany Lions
33.3%21.0%11.6%10.5%5.8%5.2%
Ohio State BuckeyesMichigan WolverinesWisconsin BadgersPenn State Nittany LionsMichigan State SpartansIowa HawkeyesIllinois Fighting IlliniPurdue BoilermakersMinnesota Golden GophersIndiana HoosiersNorthwestern Wildcats
34.9%23.3%10.7%8.9%4.8%3.4%2.8%1.5%1.5%1.0%0.5%
Which school has the most polite fans for visitors?
Northwestern WildcatsIndiana HoosiersWisconsin BadgersPenn State Nittany LionsIowa HawkeyesPurdue Boilermakers
40.4%9.4%8.6%8.6%6.9%5.7%
Northwestern WildcatsWisconsin BadgersIowa HawkeyesPenn State Nittany LionsMichigan WolverinesMinnesota Golden Gophers
50.0%12.3%6.2%5.8%5.4%3.8%
Northwestern WildcatsPenn State Nittany LionsWisconsin BadgersMinnesota Golden GophersIndiana HoosiersMichigan Wolverines
28.7%18.7%11.0%10.5%8.6%6.6%
Northwestern WildcatsIowa HawkeyesIndiana HoosiersPenn State Nittany LionsWisconsin BadgersPurdue Boilermakers
40.6%11.4%9.3%8.3%6.2%5.0%
Northwestern WildcatsIndiana HoosiersIowa HawkeyesPenn State Nittany LionsWisconsin BadgersPurdue Boilermakers
38.6%15.0%9.9%8.2%5.6%5.2%
Northwestern WildcatsIowa HawkeyesIndiana HoosiersPenn State Nittany LionsPurdue BoilermakersWisconsin Badgers
39.4%14.2%11.1%11.1%5.3%4.0%
Purdue BoilermakersIowa HawkeyesMinnesota Golden GophersIndiana HoosiersMichigan WolverinesWisconsin Badgers
14.7%14.7%14.7%14.7%12.0%9.3%
Northwestern WildcatsIndiana HoosiersIowa HawkeyesWisconsin BadgersPenn State Nittany LionsPurdue Boilermakers
30.4%30.2%6.2%4.4%4.3%4.2%
Northwestern WildcatsIndiana HoosiersWisconsin BadgersIowa HawkeyesPurdue BoilermakersMichigan Wolverines
25.7%12.2%11.7%11.2%8.0%6.4%
Northwestern WildcatsPenn State Nittany LionsWisconsin BadgersIllinois Fighting IlliniMinnesota Golden GophersIowa Hawkeyes
41.9%7.9%7.5%7.1%6.7%6.7%
Northwestern WildcatsIndiana HoosiersIowa HawkeyesPenn State Nittany LionsMinnesota Golden GophersPurdue Boilermakers
39.1%11.4%10.6%7.3%6.0%5.8%
Northwestern WildcatsIndiana HoosiersIowa HawkeyesWisconsin BadgersPenn State Nittany LionsMinnesota Golden GophersPurdue BoilermakersMichigan WolverinesMichigan State SpartansIllinois Fighting IlliniOhio State Buckeyes
33.2%15.7%8.0%6.9%6.8%5.6%5.2%4.0%2.7%2.4%1.7%
National View
Outside of your own team's conference, which conference is the strongest on a year-to-year basis?
SECBig 12Pac-10ACCMACBig EastMountain WestSun BeltIndependentsWACConference USA
78.7%9.1%5.5%1.5%0.5%0.5%0.4%0.3%0.3%0.3%0.2%
Outside of your own team's conference, which conference plays the most enjoyable brand of football?
SECBig 12Pac-10Mountain WestACCBig EastWACMACIndependentsConference USASun Belt
40.8%21.9%18.3%3.0%2.7%2.7%2.1%1.5%1.0%0.5%0.3%

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