Category: Big Ten

NORTHWESTERN – RYAN FIELD

  Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois is known as the “Wrigley Field” of college football. It doesn’t quite have the history of the Cubs, but boasts a very classic and old school stadium atmosphere. For a while now, NU has been calling themselves Chicago’s Big Ten Team. Attempts to market this slogan are popping up […]

Saturday November 14th, 2015 in ALL VISITED STADIUMS, Big Ten, Big Ten, Northwestern | No Comments »

WISCONSIN – CAMP RANDALL STADIUM

Often regarded as the Big Ten’s wildest and thrilling venue, Camp Randall Stadium never disappoints. Once a Civil War training site, this massive structure is crammed in a beautiful residential area among dorms, frat houses, campus buildings and bars. The Camp is the perfect college venue with views of the state capital and Madison’s surrounding […]

Saturday October 31st, 2015 in ALL VISITED STADIUMS, Big Ten, Big Ten, Wisconsin | No Comments »

PURDUE – ROSS-ADE STADIUM

Mix together typical American homes with welcoming folks, well-appointed lawns, tree lined streets, a dash of cornfield and a sprinkle of charm and you have West Lafayette, Indiana. Ross-Ade Stadium lies in this town as a landmark at Purdue. It falls in line beautifully with the red-bricked architecture that is contagious throughout campus. Visitors get a sense of […]

Saturday October 10th, 2015 in ALL VISITED STADIUMS, Big Ten, Big Ten, Purdue | No Comments »

MICHIGAN – MICHIGAN STADIUM

Any college football fan is proud of Michigan Stadium. It is the largest football stadium in the world with a capacity of 109,901. However, every game surpasses 110,000. Ann Arbor is another classic college town filled with coffee houses, restaurants, and little shops everywhere you look. The stadium is a huge fixture on campus. But, […]

Saturday August 30th, 2014 in ALL VISITED STADIUMS, Big Ten, Big Ten, Michigan | No Comments »

MICHIGAN STATE – SPARTAN STADIUM

  “Go Green!” “Go White!” All throughout the campus on gameday, Spartan fans see-saw this chant back and forth. The echoes converge on Spartan Stadium where one half of the arena blasts “Go Green!” while the other responds with “Go White!” The cheer is simple, but piercing and at times, intimidating.  Watch the Spartan band […]

ILLINOIS – MEMORIAL STADIUM

Somewhere between a cornfield and nowhere lies Champaign, Illinois. It’s a great college town with mounds of enthusiasm and passion for their team. On gameday, tailgating takes place in open fields where music blasts, games are played, and footballs are tossed. Cornhole is a popular game here as it is at most sporting events now. […]

Saturday November 19th, 2011 in ALL VISITED STADIUMS, Big Ten, Big Ten, Illinois | No Comments »

INDIANA – MEMORIAL STADIUM

Due to basketball’s domination in the state of Indiana and a lack of winning seasons in the past decade, the Hoosier football program is starving for attention in the Big Ten. It’s too bad because they have all the ingredients in Bloomington to be successful. John Mellencamp, an IU alum, donated a beautiful practice facility […]

Saturday October 8th, 2011 in ALL VISITED STADIUMS, Big Ten, Big Ten, Indiana | No Comments »

MARYLAND – CAPITAL ONE FIELD AT BYRD STADIUM

Fear the Turtle. This slogan may not appear daunting, but upon entering a packed Byrd Stadium on Saturdays in the fall, it becomes quickly clear why the turtle holds so much power. Built in 1950, Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium houses an authentic and classic college style. Constructed as a horseshoe with a triple […]

Monday September 5th, 2011 in ALL VISITED STADIUMS, Big Ten, Big Ten, Maryland | No Comments »

MINNESOTA – TCF BANK STADIUM

Since 1924, Minnesota had been playing on campus in the rustic, yet deteriorating Memorial Stadium. Due to its need for renovation and the lack of state funding, the university chose to abandon the classic old stadium and move the Gopher football program into the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome being built in downtown Minneapolis. Since 1982, […]

Saturday October 3rd, 2009 in ALL VISITED STADIUMS, Big Ten, Big Ten, Minnesota | No Comments »

IOWA – KINNICK STADIUM

This is a classic example of a place with nothing else to do except enjoy Hawkeye sports. Television announcers usually claim that “you can leave the keys in your tractor” because everyone in Iowa is at the game. Pre-game tailgating is fantastic and the buzz on the streets in Iowa City is all about the […]

Saturday November 15th, 2008 in ALL VISITED STADIUMS, Big Ten, Big Ten, Iowa | No Comments »