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The Cathedrals
DICK FRIEDMAN
August 17, 2012
The stadiums of the SEC—the most worshipped spots on campus—blend aura, mystique, memory, pageantry, scenery, sustenance and joy to keep fans making the pilgrimage, time and again
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August 17, 2012

The Cathedrals

The stadiums of the SEC—the most worshipped spots on campus—blend aura, mystique, memory, pageantry, scenery, sustenance and joy to keep fans making the pilgrimage, time and again

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CAPACITY 55,082

FIRST GAME Oct. 3, 1914 Mississippi State 54, Marion Military Institute 0

INITIAL CAPACITY 20,000

MOST RECENT RENOVATION 2002

SIGNATURE FEATURE The Junction

PATRON SAINT Coach Allyn McKeen (65-19-3 from 1939 through '48)

INDELIBLE MOMENT On Nov. 25, 1999, the Bulldogs overcame a 20--6 deficit to beat Ole Miss 23--20 on a 44-yard field goal after an interception. The win is known as the Kick and the Pick.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE The ringing of cowbells after MSU wins began before World War II when a Jersey cow—later adopted for good luck—wandered onto the field during a win over Ole Miss.

ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

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