'It's almost part of the religion'

Originally Published: October 27, 2003
By Ed Graney | Special to ESPN.com

Mark Bigelow was a sophomore when he strolled into the opposing arena that night a few years ago, unsure of the reception he and his BYU basketball teammates might receive. A good hint came two hours before tipoff, when the student section was crammed with fanatical young faces.

"They know everything about you," says Bigelow. "Your personal life, who you dated the night before, the names of your parents. They're holding up signs of your phone number. It's crazy, wild, out of control."

He ...

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