Most intimidating arena

Which is the only kind of energizing you're getting, since the concession stands sell only caffeine-free soft drinks.

Yep, BYU is America's largest LDS university, so beer... Opened: 2013 Capacity: 14,970 Outdoing Louisville in the modern arena category is this brand-spanking-new facility in Lincoln, where the Cornhuskers play ball in about as intimate a setting as you can make with 15,000 seats.

Opened: 1967 Capacity: 13,751 "The house that Cazzie built" eventually needed renovations, and in 2012 it got 'em, going from a pretty average and unmemorable college hoops venue to a modern arena with bright concourses and better food, but maintaining the history that's made Big Blue a basketball perennial.

Opened: 1990 Capacity: 10,167 One might ask why this spot made our list, since the UConn men only play half -- or fewer -- of their home games in the iconic on-campus dome.

And though there's considerably less chair-tossing now, the tradition-soaked Assembly Hall and its steep stairways of seating still create an intimidating backdrop for visitors, and a great view from almost anywhere.

Her outfits sell out within minutes, designers clamor to dress her, and she counts Vogue's Anna Wintour and J. While fashion publicists routinely send out handfuls of press releases as soon the 48-year-old is spotted in their client's brand, 63-year-old Ann Romney's outfit choices routinely go unclaimed; so much so that many have started asking why.

And should you find yourself in a college hoops hotbed this winter -- or even in San Diego -- there are a few arenas you absolutely must visit.

So here, for your reading and arguing pleasure, we ranked the top 25 venues in college basketball.

Opened: 1965 Seats: 13,800 It's great only because of the history involved.

Coach Wooden didn't believe in home court advantages and designed an arena with seats far from the court, which, even after a 2011 renovation, leaves the best part of this arena as the banners in the rafters and Leo Di Caprio on the sidelines.


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