Saint John's Magazine Winter/Spring 2016

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University to the Nation

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Johnnies and Bennies welcome the SportsCenter on the Road bus to campus. The bus is a mobile production facility that carries the equipment needed for broadcasting from a remote location.


The broadcast began at 6 a.m. Despite the early hour, 3,500 enthusiastic students and other fans filled the stands and got in on the show.


Following the ESPN broadcast, a record crowd of 17,327 fans packed Clemens Stadium for the JohnnieTommie football game. It was the largest crowd in 2015 for any Division III football game. Five of the top 11 alltime attendance Division III games have involved the Saint John’s-St. Thomas rivalry.

“I wanted to take a minute and thank you for everything your school did in making this SportsCenter on the Road the best yet. We've never had a crowd with that kind of passion, energy and excitement.” – Matt Barrie, Anchor, ESPN SportsCenter on the Road