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Indiana opened its first Memorial Stadium in 1925, and it was not until late in the 1927 season that the Hoosiers won a Big Ten game on the new field. Coach Pat Page determined that the poor performance resulted in part from his punters not understanding how the swirling winds above the stadium affected their punts.
One might question the actual impact of those winds, but Page considered them serious enough that he had his punters stand on the field while he circled above and dropped footballs from an airplane. To the best of our knowledge, there were no punters injured during the making of this stunt.
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