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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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FIRST GAME Oct. 13, 1923 Nebraska 24, Oklahoma 0

INITIAL CAPACITY 31,080

MOST RECENT RENOVATION 2006

SIGNATURE FEATURE Husker Legacy Statue

PATRON SAINT Coach Tom Osborne (255-49-3)

INDELIBLE MOMENT Black 41 Flash Reverse led Nebraska to a 20--10 win over Oklahoma on Oct. 27, 2001. Nebraska QB Eric Crouch handed off to running back Thunder Collins, who pitched to receiver Mike Stuntz, who threw a spiral to Crouch; the future Heisman Trophy winner went 63 yards for a touchdown. The Sooners had tried a variation of the trick play a few snaps earlier, but Oklahoma QB Nate Hybl slipped and the pass fell incomplete.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE On Huskers game days, Memorial Stadium becomes the third largest city in the state of Nebraska, behind Omaha and Lincoln.

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