Couch: Kalamazoo experience healthy for Spartans

It’s a win for both sides.

Big Ten schools don’t often get to play in such a venue and, even among mid-major stadiums, there aren’t many with the charm of Waldo, positioned perfectly in the middle of an appealing midsize city.

“It’s a little surreal, it’s almost movie-like,” said WMU third-year coach P.J. Fleck, who played in the Mid-American Conference a decade ago at Northern Illinois. “When I was a player, this was my favorite place to play. Because it was built into the hill, it was loud. Most games were always played at night here. … And the town really supported it and that was really fun. It’s going to be energetic, it’s going to be live. And I don’t think it’s anything that people have seen in a few decades.” – Read more at

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