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The Cathedrals
DICK FRIEDMAN
August 22, 2012
The stadiums of the Pac-12—the most worshipped spots on campus—blend tradition and scenery, sound and feasts to keep fans making their sweet pilgrimages, time and again
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August 22, 2012

The Cathedrals

The stadiums of the Pac-12—the most worshipped spots on campus—blend tradition and scenery, sound and feasts to keep fans making their sweet pilgrimages, time and again

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ARIZONA WILDCATS ARIZONA STADIUM

STADIUM CAPACITY 57,400

FIRST GAME Oct. 12, 1929 Arizona 35, Cal Tech 0

INITIAL CAPACITY 7,000

MOST RECENT RENOVATION Ongoing

SIGNATURE FEATURE Ring of Fame

PATRON SAINT Coach Pop McKale (81-32-6)

INDELIBLE MOMENT On Nov. 27, 1998, behind running back Trung Canidate's three TDs and a school-record 288 yards, the Wildcats outlasted Arizona State 50--42. The win capped the best regular season (11--1) in school history.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE Bear Down, the school's battle cry and unofficial fight song, originated from the last words of a dying man. In 1928 quarterback and student body president John Salmon suffered a severe spinal cord injury in a car accident. His last words to legendary coach McKale: "Tell them ... tell the team to bear down."

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