Most intimidating places to play

But the rowdiest arenas in the country always hold spots for students near the hardwood or behind the baskets."You hear the expression all the time about students being right on top of you," Mississippi State coach Rick Ray said.

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Today we consider which away stadiums that we've seen the Eagles play in are the most intimidating places to play in college football. Not best atmosphere, best tailgating, or most attractive co-eds.

Off limits - neutral site games like the Diamond Walnut Bowl, Champs Sports Bowl or the ACC Championship.

Eventually he just stopped talking and waited."Franklin pauses. Robinson speared it with one hand and threw it down for an alley-oop dunk."The floor," Jackson says, "started shaking."Allen Fieldhouse and Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium are generally regarded as the two most intimidating environments in college basketball -- and not just because of the noise.

Six Division I coaches interviewed this week helped identify the five factors that go into creating a daunting home court.1.

The stadium reached its current seating capacity of 87,451 with the 2004 expansion and is the 10th largest stadium in the NCAA.

By the end of the 2006 season, it was estimated that 19,308,753 spectators had attended a football game in Jordan–Hare.

On November 19, 2005, the playing field at the stadium was named in honor of former Auburn coach and athletic director Pat Dye.

The venue is now known as Pat Dye Field at Jordan–Hare Stadium.

Largely, Heather Dinich's ACC blog on has had some great material, but this list of ACC's most intimidating stadiums, in response to EA's Top 25 toughest stadiums, was a little lacking and left us wanting more.

This initial list made some ripples on the internets, and elicited this humorous response from the NC State blog State Fan Nation.

Student seating: Coaches agreed that location of the student section plays the biggest role in creating a strong home-court advantage.

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