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(10-06-2010 03:00 PM)cyberdawg Wrote:  its a football not a world futball cup game.

Buy American. Make American noise.

Are you sure there aren't American companies that make vuvuzelas?
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10-06-2010 03:17 PM
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(10-06-2010 12:21 PM)HuskieFan84 Wrote:  So it would be a horseshoe if expanded, interesting. Like others said in the other thread, probably need to do stadium renovations next before any expansion, but at least they had a plan.

And he is correct it about being louder than Michigan when we were going strong. That place was ridiculous, shame those who are in school now, don't know how good it was there for a couple years. Hopefully Kill can get us back to that level.

I wish it was "would be" but I think this just related to the original plan from 1965. I'd like to get my hands on that original plan. Not that it would change anything, but it would be interesting.

The article was written by Bob Narang. Maybe he could answer that. Or MK.
10-06-2010 03:20 PM
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(10-06-2010 03:20 PM)niuaccy1976 Wrote:  
(10-06-2010 12:21 PM)HuskieFan84 Wrote:  So it would be a horseshoe if expanded, interesting. Like others said in the other thread, probably need to do stadium renovations next before any expansion, but at least they had a plan.

And he is correct it about being louder than Michigan when we were going strong. That place was ridiculous, shame those who are in school now, don't know how good it was there for a couple years. Hopefully Kill can get us back to that level.

I wish it was "would be" but I think this just related to the original plan from 1965. I'd like to get my hands on that original plan. Not that it would change anything, but it would be interesting.

The article was written by Bob Narang. Maybe he could answer that. Or MK.

I thought someone posted a rending a couple of weeks ago from the time the east grandstand went up. In it, there was a horseshoe in the south end zone. I think that was the plan, build the east side and then later connect the west and east sides with seats in the south end zone.
10-06-2010 03:52 PM
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(10-06-2010 11:34 AM)niuaccy1976 Wrote:  Don't understate our ability to make a racket.

There's a link to this 9/17/2005 Daily Chronicle article on the Red and Black Attack site, but I think the Chronicle only gives you a little of the story now. The rest is archived.

NIU's Huskie Stadium has become a tough place to
play



Here are a few pertinent quotes:

"Former Bowling Green State coach Urban Meyer and
current coach Gregg Brandon both called Huskie Stadium one of the loudest venues the Falcons have played in. "We were
intimidated from the get-go," Brandon said of the 2002 contest. "We couldn't hear. We didn't prepare for the crowd noise,
going to DeKalb, because we didn't think it would be noisy. It was noisier than (at) Purdue and Ohio State this year." Sabock
said Huskie Stadium can get even louder than the Big House at Michigan, which reached 110,971 fans in the opener against
Northern Illinois. "That was the first electric-type atmosphere I felt in the stadium," Sabock said of the BGSU contest. "From
that point on, we've had a tremendous crowd. You can't even hear the plays sometimes. It's become an intimidating stadium
and no other stadium of 30,000 is like it. Maybe cause the stadium sits above and the sound funnels down. Without a doubt,
when the stadium is filled and rocking, it's louder than Michigan Stadium."

"The 1965 team
finished with a 9-1 record and lost 37-20 to North Dakota in the Mineral Water Bowl. That team played the first two games in
Huskie Stadium. The stadium, built for $2.2 million, didn't yet have a name and had one side until the East Grandstand was
built in 1995. The original plans were to have a horseshoe design, but the concept fell through."

Horseshoe!!! Wow!!!

FWIW, I like Thunderstix.

I hate Urban Meyer but I always respected him for that quote. BGSU was truly intimidated that day, not sure that environment has been replicated since then, even for the Maryland game. Of course having beer bottles thrown at your bus as you come in can cause some intimidation too haha. A game that sticks in my mind where I felt NIU fans were hungry and into the game as I have ever seen was the 2004 Toledo game, the famous "Wolfe bar break up fight game". Was not a capacity crowd on that frigid night, but those fans in that stadium wanted to have a party in the worst way, just didnt work out.
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(10-06-2010 02:14 PM)niuco90 Wrote:  Let's get some vuvuzuelas.

I have 2 vuvuzelas - one red and one black. My vuvuzela of choice is the red one. Any of you fellas interested in blowing by big black vuvu? 04-jawdrop 02-13-banana
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