State by State Breakdown of Final Four Gear Sales

This is a crazy time of year for sports fans, even those who don’t know anything about college basketball get involved in the tournament’s frenzy. For Fanatics, the world’s largest online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise, this is one of the busier times of year. Fanatics carries merchandise from hundreds of college teams and spikes in sales for March reflect how these teams do in the NCAA tournament. Since Saturday’s games, sales have exploded. Every team remaining in the tournament has had their merchandise purchased in all 50 states on, in just FOUR days, Saturday March 28-Tuesday, March 31. We created a map based on merchandise sales, showing which team leads sales in each state across the country.

Final Four Sales By State

You may be surprised to see which teams are leading in the number of states supporting them. Here is a quick breakdown:

Duke Blue Devils – 17

Kentucky Wildcats – 15

Michigan State Spartans – 13

Wisconsin Badgers – 5

The loyalty holds strong for Duke, who leads all four teams with 17 states. This has been quite a year for the Blue Devils, who came into the tournament as a number 1 seed, and saw Coach Krzyzewski earn his 1,000th win earlier this season. Kentucky is the biggest story in college basketball this year and actually leads in sales, despite Duke having the most amount of states. They head into the weekend yet to lose a game all season, going 38-0 up until this point. The Wildcats are looking to become the first team to go undefeated for the whole season since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers, and they are trying to become the first team to ever do so since the tournament expanded past 32 teams in 1985. Their fans are showing their passion for this year’s team as they lead the way in 15 states.

Michigan State came into the tournament as a number 7 seed, but you should have learned by now that you can never write off Tom Izzo’s Spartans. All the rest of the teams remaining are 1 seeds, but that won’t stop Spartans’ fans from rallying around their team; Michigan State leads sales in 13 states. Wisconsin comes out of the West region, battling through a tough UNC team and overcoming the strong Arizona Wildcats. Wisconsin leads sales in 5 states, but has seen the second highest spike in college sales this week, up 565%, behind only Michigan State (600%).

Who are you rooting for? Does your state match your loyalty? Grab the latest Final Four Gear and Apparel for each of the final teams remaining in the tournament.

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The Buckeyes Are College Football National Champs! Get Your Ohio State National Champions Gear NOW!

The first ever College Football Playoff capped off tonight with another exciting National Championship game to add to the history books. After upsetting the top seeding Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl, The Buckeyes came in as underdogs again against the highly regarded Oregon Ducks in the first ever College Football Playoff Championship.

Was Urban Meyer going to be able to develop a game plan to knock off the #1 AND the #2 ranked teams in the country? Was a third string quarterback in only his third career start going to be able to guide this team to a college football national title? The odds were certainly against them, but Ohio State was up for the task tonight.

Despite going down 7-0 early in the first quarter, the Buckeyes came right back. Capping off a 97-yard drive later in the quarter, star running back Ezekiel Elliott broke off a 33-yard touchdown run to tie it at 7-7.

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After a couple of defensive stands against Heisman trophy winner, Marcus Mariota and the high-powered Oregon offense, the Buckeyes kept driving down the field and added two touchdowns from quarterback, Cardale Jones. 21-7 was the score and Ohio State was in control.

However, after a fourth turnover by the Buckeyes offense and 13 unanswered points by the Ducks, uncertainty started to set in for OSU midway through the third quarter. The score was now 21-20 and Ohio State needed to put a big drive together to take control of the game again.

And that’s when the offense turned it back on. The running game would not let up for the Buckeyes as tailback, Ezekiel Elliott would rip off big runs and rush for two touchdowns on consecutive drives to take a 35-20 lead.

From there, the game completely got away from the Oregon Ducks. Unable to get another going on offense, the Buckeyes would get the ball back again twice more and add another touchdown to the final score.

Ohio State: 42. Oregon: 20.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are the College Football National Champs!


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Celebrate history and the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship with any of the Ohio State National Champions Gear you could need from!

With over 250 products to choose from, Ohio State fans will be able to find anything they’re looking for to celebrate this National Championship. From Ohio State locker room t-shirts and hats to authentic memorabilia and collectibles, it is all available right now at Fanatics!

SF Giants World Series Gear: Hats, Shirts, and Jerseys Out Now!

Mike Matheny came into tonight having lost only 2 elimination games as a manager. Tonight would prove to be the third.

Madison Bumgarner Vs Adam Wainwright. 2 aces. 1 game. The San Francisco Giants trying to clinch; the Cardinals trying to stay alive in San Fran and take the National League Championship San Francisco Giants HoodieSeries home. A pitcher’s duel, in the truest sense of the term.

The Giants needed to get up early, a tough task against the Cards’ stud. The bottom of the first inning saw the Giants get a runner on second with 2 outs and the dangerous Pablo “The Panda” Sandoval at the plate. Went to a full count. Sandoval looking for the right pitch. Grounded out meekly to the right side, after all that.

The 2nd Inning saw both pitchers get through without a hitch. The 3rd Inning would be different, the second time through the order for Bumgarner. Wainwright sacrifice bunted a runner over, helping his own cause and catalyzing a small-ball flurry that saw the Cards go up 1-0. Leaving two on base, though, it could have been so much more.

The Giants came up in the 3rd needing an equalizer. They got that and then some. Joe Panik hit a bomb out of the yard with a runner on, and the crowd was jubilant. The first Giants homer in 243 plate appearances came at exactly the right time.

The Cardinals needed to respond in the 4th. They did immediately, with a tying leadoff homer by Adams. Then a go-ahead bomb by Tony Cruz. Bumgarner was over 60 pitches in by the end of the fourth, and down again for the second time in the contest.

San Francisco Giants World Series HatThe Giants responded with a double down the left field line, then a walk by the wild Wainwright. 2 on, nobody out. As the sun set behind the outfield wall, the Giants lined into a double play. Would have been rally killing… but the Giants were patient, and Wainwright walked himself into 2 men on with 2 out, having trouble with the bottom of the order… until he got out of the jam with a swinging strikeout on a nasty breaking pitch.

3-2, as a brilliant scarlet sun sank into the Pacific. The 5th Inning and Top of the 6th came and went with no offense, yet with Wainwright appearing to be settling into a groove, with great heat and baffling curves. Had the Giants lost their opportunity to close their nemeses out?

The Bottom of the 6th Inning: Wainwright, looking more dangerous with each out, striking out the side. A primal yell after the third and final out. It was as if he knew. Or, perhaps, he thought he knew.

The 7th Inning and the Cardinals’ bullpen heated up, with two men throwing, suggesting some situational pitching in the game’s back third. The Cards went down in order, with Wainwright swinging through strike 3. Wainwright returned the favor.

The 8th Inning felt like October baseball. A close game between two veteran squads, both of whom had been here before, neither of whom wanted the moment to end. The Cardinals, unlike the Giants, had to live for the present. Without success, there would be no tomorrow until the end of the interminable Missouri winter.

Action in the Cardinals pen in the top of the 8th, as the Cardinals went down in order and the dugout congratulated Wainwright. Meanwhile, Bumgarner was still serving it up. A little less zip on the ball, a little less control, a little deeper into counts, a little more shaking off signs.

How little did it matter. As Madison Bumgarner closed out the 8th, he’d retired 13 straight. The Giants, meanwhile, prepared for some fresh heat from Pat Neshek in the Cardinals’ pen.

Michael Morse went yard and tied it up with a pinch hit home run to left; the crowd went from catatonic to ecstatic. The game knotted at three going into the 9th.

The Cardinals got to the reliever, Santiago Casilla, with two on and one out. Trouble by the Bay, with a runner 180 feet away. More action in the Giants’ pen, while Casilla attempted to struggle out of the jam, with a fielder’s choice drawn.

Runners at the corners. 2 outs. Tony Cruz, with a homer already, at the bat. The game, the series, the season. A steal; two runners in scoring position. A single would be enough. Or so it seemSan Francisco Giants T-Shirtsed.

Cruz worked the count deep. Casilla kept it deliberate. The tension, thick as fog. A ball high and tight took the count full. Another one filled the bases for Oscar Tavares, drawing Bochy
from the dugout, forcing a pitching change.

Jeremy Affeldt, a southpaw from Phoenix, with the toughest draw of his career. Forced a grounder, fielded it, and stepped on first himself.orangetee

The bottom of the 9th. 3-3. The Giants had their shot to send the Cardinals home. Sandoval leading off with a base hit, a Tony Gwynn spray job to right, and a pinch runner to replace him.

The Cardinals pen, going again. A fly out, a four pitch walk, and Travis Ishikawa to the plate. The Cardinals couldn’t buy a strike. Homerun. Ishikawa.

The World Series Matchup: The San Francisco Giants. The Kansas City Royals. If it is anything like the ALCS and NLCS, it will be a classic.

Kansas City Royals AL Champs Gear and World Series Apparel Available Now


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The Kansas City Royals have done it — defeated the Baltimore Orioles in Game 4  of the American League Championship Series. The Royals weren’t expected to make it to the World Series, but their throwback style of baseball, their never-say-die attitude, and their ultimate team spirit allowed them to close out the series in the friendly confines of Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals got out to a 3-0 lead in the series, making the sweep of the Orioles — a feelgood story in their own right — a distinct possibility. The Royals had come into Game 4 with 7 straight postseason victories, and the home crowd was positively amped. Royals baseball, for so long a seeming afterthought, was not only on the national stage… it was galvanizing the nation, as America caught Royals fever.

The clinching Game 4 was bound to be yet another crowning moment in Royals history. The home team got out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, rocking the raucous home crowd. Eric Hosmer, so clutch for the Royals during this fantastic season, grounded into a fielder’s choice to first, driving in a run.

A second run scored off a Baltimore error on the same play. Baseball fans who believe in luck understood, perhaps, then and there that the Royals would be a team of destiny. A World Series team.

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From there, the question became one of whether or not the Royals could maintain their advantage.  The Orioles have no shortage of scrap themselves, and got a run to cut the home team’s lead in half. By the top of the 4th, it looked like this game, like Royals games historically, would be predicated on grind-it-out baseball. A leadoff walk to Adam Jones put the go ahead run on base with nobody out. It didn’t matter. A strikeout, then a 6-3 double play, and the Royals retained their advantage going into the bottom of the inning.

It was as if the crowd knew destiny was on their side.

The Orioles threatened again in the top of the 6th, forcing KC to go to the pen. With two outs, Baltimore had runners on the corners. The tying run just 90 feet away.

And a hush fell over Kauffman as the fearsome Nelson Cruz came to bat. A scorching line drive, caught by the second baseman.

And the crowd went wild as the sun faded from the field, representing the dying of the Orioles’ light. The 7th inning came and went without scoring. The Orioles had just six outs to get a solitary run, or their season was done.

The top of the 8th saw Wade Davis give up a two out single. The next batter: a big swinging strike on a 97 MPH heater. The next pitch was rocked to third; the throw out was without incident.

And the Royals were three outs away from glory. They tasted victory, and they went big. A double off the wall by Billy Butler, and a pinch runner to ensure the insurance run would come through. Alex Gordon at the plate, and Kansas City knew what was up. Power. Speed. Fundamental baseball. That is what the Kansas City Royals are all about. It seemed like a fait accompli.

Then Gordon struck out, chilling the red-hot, raucous crowd.  By the time it got to two outs in the inning, with runners on the corners, it was clearly the most important out for the Orioles of the year. A last chance to keep the game as a one run nailbiter. Britton for the Orioles ran up a 2-0 count, and Mike Moustakas had the hitter’s count… but could do nothing with it.  The count went even, the batter spoiling pitches foul, only to meekly pop up to shallow right.

KC Royals Champs HatsThe Orioles had their 3, 4, and 5 hitters up in the top of the 9th. Imagine the pressure. Imagine the feeling Royals players and fans, who had waited so long for this moment, this tantalizing instant three decades in the making.

It is what professional sports is all about.
A leadoff walk stopped the “Let’s Go Royals” chant cold, and the ghosts of seasons past peeked from around the corner, with Nelson Cruz up at the plate. Cruz hit into a fielder’s choice. Delmon Young swung at air for the second out. Three strikes away…. a grounder to third… and 29 years of frustration ended. One of the biggest moments in KC Royals history, with fireworks sounding, the crowd rocking, and the Royals in the World Series!

8 postseason games. 8 postseason wins.


Kansas City Royals AL Champs Gear — including locker room shirts, hats, and hoodies — is available at Royals fans: tell us how you are feeling about this epic win in the comments… and also, tell us what you think of our unprecedented collection of Kansas City Royals AL Champs Apparel!

How To Protect Your iPhone 6: Advice from an Android User

The iPhone 6 was just released and I have a confession to make. I’m an Android user living with the owner of a new iPhone 6. The house is divided: Android vs. iPhone. As with many of the hot topics a couple might not meet eye to eye on, we’ve had to just agree to disagree.

With the recent release of the iPhone 6, all I’ve been hearing from the other end of the house is how she can’t wait to upgrade her new iPhone 6 with cool iPhone 6 Accessories. Cases, Screen Covers, Wallets, Headphones, Earbuds, and Speakers— Fanatics stocks all of these iPhone 6 Accessories for your favorite College, NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL teams!

Fortunately, I work at Fanatics and have an insight to all the cool, team spirited iPhone 6 Cases you will ever need to protect your precious iPhone 6 from having a “shattering” experience. Buying her a new case is something I’m very happy with. The Jacksonville Jaguars iPhone 6 Dual Hybrid 2-Piece Case will cost only 6% of what it will cost me to repair a broken iPhone, so it’s a no-brainer that these iPhone 6 Cases are a great investment. Of course, I can’t stop there. She loves to accessorize and she loves the Jacksonville Jaguars. That’s right, folks— my better half is a Jags fan, too. We actually meet eye to eye on some topics.

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After I buy her the Jaguars Case, I will have to match it with a pair of Jacksonville Jaguars Shoelace Earbuds. Not to mention, she’s also an Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldog fan, so I’ll definitely be looking at some of the other iPhone 6 Accessories Fanatics stocks like the, Georgia Bulldogs iPhone 6 Polka Dot Thinshield Case and the Atlanta Braves iPhone 6 Stitch Thinshield Case.

As for me, the lone Android user, I have my simple Android phone and I’m extremely satisfied with it. It does what a phone is supposed to do: it makes phone calls when I need it to and I can play Fantasy Football anytime and anywhere, except at the office, of course. As a faithful Android user, I keep my phone protected with a nifty Jacksonville Jaguars Galaxy S4 Case. That’s really all I need; I’m a simple man.

All in all, it’s a win-win for the whole family. She gets to accessorize her iPhone 6 for any sports related occasion and I get to watch sports in peace, knowing I won’t be out hundreds of dollars because of an accidental drop. If you are anything like me and want to protect your delicate investments, then head on over to for all your iPhone 6 needs!

Red River Rivalry Gear from Fanatics: Red River Rivalry 2013 Jerseys, T-Shirts and Hats Red River Rivalry T-Shirt

TRed River Rivalry T-Shirt he game is as old as time-1900 to be exact. But this year, things will be a little different, a little “golden.”

Red River Rivalry 2013 brings with it some exciting changes and Fanatics has them ALL in stock for you! This year, at the 108th meeting of the Texas-OU Game, both teams will square off in
special 2013 Nike Pro Combat Red River Rivalry Uniforms. These special jerseys feature the theme of this year’s matchup–gold–as they both have gold and chrome accenting adorned throughout. In addition, each team’s nickname, “Boomer Sooner” and “Longhorns” are stitched into their respective necklines as well as a commemorative tag on each featuring the corresponding team and “Red River Rivalry” wordmark.Red River Rivalry Jersey

It’s not just special uniforms Fanatics has in stock; we also have the Red River Rivalry T-Shirts, Gloves and Shoes you want, too! The 2013 Red River Rivalry T-Shirts we have feature hanRed River Rivalry Jerseyd ges
tures if the fans, including the “hook ’em horns” gesture of the Texas Longhorns. The Red River Rivalry Gloves are a unique addition this year. The Nike Vapor Jet Gloves are colored gold and feature each team’s logo on the palm in brilliant white or red.

Also new for this year are the Nike Red River Rivalry Shoes. The Nike 2013 Red River Rivalry Free Trainer Shoes are inspired by the game and are the official shoes both team’s coaches will be wearing on the sidelines. These Nike Free Trainer 5.0 shoes both feature a golden Nike “swoosh” as well as each team’s respective colorway and a unique lattice design.

Red River-Rivalry Nike ShoesNow that you’ve got the Official Red River Rivalry Jersey, Gloves and Shoes, you just need the Official Hat. Top off a great OU-Texas Game look with a 2013 Red River Rivalry Hat from Fanatics. These great Nike Hats feature the team’s colors as well as a Red River Rivalry Emblem stitched to the side. We have just the Red River Rivalry Snapback you’re looking for to pop off your gameday look.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2011 – Save Big On These Sales and Deals!

Thanksgiving Day is upon us, which means Black Friday Sales and Cyber Monday Specials are quickly approaching. You want a great deal? How about 20% Off Already Marked Down Sale Items and Free 3-Business Day Shipping Over $75 at Fanatics Black Friday Sale, the World’s Largest Online Retailer of Officially Licensed Sports Merchandise! Find gifts for every family member, child, friend, co-worker, pet, and any other fan you aim to please all in one online location. We have quality merchandise for men, women and kids across all teams and leagues such as football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, pro-fighting, surfing, NASCAR, skateboarding, Olympics and more! With over 200,000 officially licensed, quality products across all teams and leagues (NFL, NCAA, NHL, MMA, NBA, MLB), Fanatics has everything your heart desires. Black Friday is November 25th and Cyber Monday is November 28th. To receive Free 3-Business Day Shipping Over $75 – just enter holiday promo code “Holiday75″ during Checkout. Also, take a peek at our Outlet with already marked down merchandise for every sports enthusiast. Don’t miss out this holiday season with promotions and savings from Fanatics to complete your holiday checklist. And if you’d rather give your fan the gift of buying exactly what he or she wishes, gift cards and gift certificates are the way to go!


Top College Football Stadiums of 2011

College football is quickly approaching. No matter what team you root for on gameday, we recommend visiting these Top College Football Stadiums for the 2011 NCAA season! The following list takes into account scenic views, current stadium capacity, past lists of top stadiums, unique facts about each, and overall game-day atmosphere.

#20 Falcon Stadium, US Air Force Academy

Falcon Stadium

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Capacity: 46,692

Unique Facts

  • Rampart Range of the Rocky Mountains is the gameday backdrop
  • The mascot is a peregrine falcon named “Mach 1,” which means the speed of sound – the peregrine can fly at a speed of 200 miles per hour and dives over the heads of Air Force fans
  • 2nd highest elevation in Division I-A football – over 6,620 feet above sea level

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#19 Folsom Field, University of Colorado

Folsom Field

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Capacity: 53,613

Unique Facts

  • Another high elevation – 3rd highest elevation in NCAA football – 5,360 feet above sea level
  • Flatiron mountain range is the background setting
  • A massive recycling effort in 2008 made it the first “zero-waste” stadium in the NCAA

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#18 LaVell Edwards Stadium, Brigham Young University

LaVell Edwards Stadium

Location: Provo, Utah

Capacity: 63,725

Unique Facts

  • Mt. Timpanogos and Wasatch Mountain Range are the background views
  • Part of the largest collection of North American fossils were stored under the bleachers until 2005 – now displayed in the university’s museum
  • Previously known as Cougar Stadium, head coach LaVell Edwards retired in 2000 when the stadium was renamed

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#17 Ohio Stadium, Ohio State University

Ohio Stadium

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Capacity: 102,329

Unique Facts

  • 4th largest football stadium in the US
  • No field lights are installed. Special lighting is used during night games
  • The stadium is a concert venue to some of the biggest names in music like U2 and The Rolling Stones

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#16 Husky Stadium, University of Washington

Husky Stadium

Location: Seattle, Washington

Capacity: 72,500

Unique Facts

  • Open side of the stadium looks out on Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains
  • 70% of the seats are covered by metal roofs between the end zones
  • Noise level has measured 135 decibels…loudest recorded ever

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#15 Frank Howard Field at Memorial Stadium “Death Valley”, Clemson University

Frank Howard Field at Memorial Stadium

Location: Clemson, South Carolina

Capacity: 80,301

Unique Facts

  • 2nd largest stadium in the ACC
  • Hosted concerts to popular music artists like Pink Floyd and Rage Against the Machine
  • “Howard’s Rock” is a rock given to Frank Howard by a friend claiming to originally be from Death Valley, California. The rock was eventually placed in an encasement and the Clemson Army ROTC protects the rock 24 hours prior to the Clemson/SC game every year

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#14 Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn University

Jordan-Hare Stadium

Location: Auburn, Alabama

Capacity: 87,451

Unique Facts

  • Stadium is named for the winningest coach in Auburn football, Ralph “Shug” Jordan, and Cliff Hare a member of the 1st football team and president of the Southern Conference
  • 1st SEC school to install an HD video display and 2nd in the NCAA
  • Known for great gameday atmospheres and one of the more intimidating places for any opponent

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#13 Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium, Florida State University

Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Capacity: 82,300

Unique Facts

  • Largest continuous structure made of brick in the US
  • Field named for head coach Bobby Bowden and stadium named for former president at time of construction
  • Bronze sculpture resembling Chief Osceola and Renegade, FSU’s mascots, stands 19′ tall outside stadium. At sunset before home games, the Marching Chiefs play as Osceola’s spear is lit on fire

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#12 Camp Randall Stadium, University of Wisconsin

Camp Randall Stadium

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Capacity: 80,321

Unique Facts

  • Oldest college football stadium – first formed in 1895 and completed in 1917
  • 5th largest stadium in the Big Ten Conference
  • Built on the Camp Randall grounds, former training camp of the Union Army during the Civil War

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#11 Tiger Stadium, Louisiana State University

Tiger Stadium, LSU

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Capacity: 92,542

Unique Facts

  • Home of the most intimidating mascot in college football, Mike The Tiger (a real tiger)
  • One of the worst places for visiting teams because of the loudest atmosphere in stadium history
  • New 27×80 HD Video Board

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#10 Michigan Stadium “The Big House”, University of Michigan

The Big House

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Capacity: 109,901

Unique Facts

  • Largest stadium in the US and 3rd largest in the world
  • First night football game in Michigan Stadium history will occur Sept 10, 2011, against Notre Dame
  • Size of gameday crowds almost matches Ann Arbor’s population

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#9 Beaver Stadium, Penn State University

Beaver Stadium, Penn State

Location: University Park, Pennsylvania

Capacity: 107,282

Unique Facts

  • 2nd largest stadium in the US and 4th largest in the world
  • The WhiteOut occurs when students wear all white during night games and the same for the WhiteHouse during day games
  • First stadium to be included in Google Street View

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#8 Sanford Stadium, University of Georgia

Sanford Stadium

Location: Athens, Georgia

Capacity: 92,746

Unique Facts

  • Privet hedges surround the field for not only cosmetic reasons, but also crowd control – originally planted in 1929, removed and restored in 1996
  • One of the best mascots, Uga, descends from the original white bulldog and has an air-conditioned doghouse with bags of ice inside
  • Field has only been rushed one time in history in 2000 when the Bulldogs beat their rival, the Tennessee Vols, for the first time since 1988 – the goal posts were also torn down

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#7 Kyle Field, Texas A&M University

Kyle Field

Location: College Station, Texas

Capacity: 83,002

Unique Facts

  • Kyle Field press box has won many honors with accomodations for hundreds of press members
  • The entire press box sways during the Aggie War Hymn
  • The Zone contains a sports museum, multiple seating levels, and a graveyard right outside for the Aggie mascot

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#6 Autzen Stadium, University of Oregon

Autzen Stadium, Oregon

Location: Eugene, Oregon

Capacity: 54,000

Unique Facts

  • One of the loudest stadiums in college football with steep stands, seats close to the field, and a roof that overhangs
  • Located near Willamette River and next to Alton Baker Park
  • 74 consecutive sellouts dating back to 1999

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#5 Memorial Stadium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Memorial Stadium

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Capacity: 81,067

Unique Facts

  • Continuous NCAA record of consecutive sellouts…now at 311
  • ‘Huskers fans are some of the most loyal in college football and the stands are always filled with a “Sea of Red”
  • The stadium name honors Nebraska natives who served during the Civil and Spanish-American Wars, as well as 751 who died in World War I

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#4 Bryant-Denny Stadium, University of Alabama

Bryant-Denny Stadium

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Capacity: 101,821

Unique Facts

  • Originally named Denny Stadium after George Denny, former president – changed in 1975 to honor famous past head coach Paul “Bear” Bryant
  • 2nd largest stadium in the SEC and 5th largest in the US
  • In 2010, South End Zone expanded and the new seats sold out quickly prior to the 2010 season

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#3 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium “The Swamp”, University of Florida

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Location: Gainesville, Florida

Capacity: 88,548

Unique Facts

  • Can we say Home Field Advantage? The Swamp is below ground level with enclosed playing areas on every side, which makes humid climate temperatures exceed 100 degrees and screaming fans even louder
  • Large bronze statues of the three Heisman Trophy winners placed outside the stadium in April 2011: Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel and Tim Tebow
  • The Gator Chomp symbolizes an alligator’s mouth and fans use this as a gesture to support the team, occuring when the Pride of the Sunshine plays a two-note music sequence from the film Jaws

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#2 Notre Dame Stadium, University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Stadium

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana

Capacity: 80,795

Unique Facts

  • Known as “The House That Rockne Built”, Knute Rockne was a coach who popularized the forward pass and helped the stadium’s construction project get off the ground
  • The playing surface has always consisted of natural grass
  • “Rudy”, a biographical film about Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger who dreamed of playing Notre Dame football, was the first movie shot on campus since “Knute Rockne, All American”
  • First night game since 1991 will be held on October 22, 2011, against USC

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#1 Neyland Stadium, University of Tennessee

Neyland Stadium

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Capacity: 102,455

Unique Facts

  • General Robert Neyland made the Vols a football powerhouse from 1926-1952
  • One of 70 stadiums in the US bid for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup
  • The largest SEC stadium, 3rd largest in the US and 6th largest in the world
  • Unique endzone paint with an orange and white checkerboard
  • Located on the Tennessee River, The Volunteer Navy tailgates (or sailgates) outside of Neyland each gameday
  • “Rocky Top” is one of the most well-known, repetitively played songs during any college football game

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St. Patrick’s Day Sports Apparel

Show your team pride with a shade of green! St. Patrick’s Day is just about two and a half weeks away… have you purchased your favorite team’s St. Patty’s Day Gear yet? I love seeing classic teams with green shirts, jerseys and hats – it’s so cool to see a Yankees hat or Georgia Bulldogs boxer shorts in green. If you plan on going out March 17th and are a true fan, you need to be decked out in team gear. Check out our great selection of St. Patty’s Day gear for all the major teams in all leagues.

Shop today at Fanatics and get flat rate shipping!

No Fear Gear

I didn’t mean to put a rhyme in the post title, but ‘No Fear Gear’ just feels better than ‘No Fear Merchandise’ when talking about a brand like this. No Fear is a lifestyle clothing brand that was created in 1989 by brothers, Mark and Brian Simo. The brand really hit the scene in the early to mid 1990’s; by then, everyone had No Fear shirts… I know I did.

Do you remember No Fear Shirts? They had motto’s on them and most of the time it would be a situation in which a person was required to show no fear. A sports example of a No Fear T-Shirt I had was something like “Bottom of the ninth. Bases loaded. Full Count. Two Outs. No Fear.”

Here are more No Fear motto’s I found online:

  • “Don’t let your fears stand in the way of your dreams.”
  • “Losing is for those who are afraid to risk everything to win.”
  • “Commitment isn’t the time you spend, it’s the line you cross.”
  • “Few are born with it. Even fewer know what to do with it.”
  • “Fear is in the eye of the beholder, don’t let it be you.”
  • “Play hard, play rough or take your ball and go home.”
  • “It is far better to have played and lost, then not to have played at all.”
  • “A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can’t.”
  • “Now No Fear has an awesome line of MMA gear.

Are there any cool No Fear sayings you remember?