The Insider: Super Bowl XLVIII colder than VI?

January 30, 2014 5:00 PM

Alicia Duplessis Jasmin

Super Bowl XLVIII is set to be one of the coldest in the history of the game. But did you know that Tulane Stadium, which once stood on the uptown campus where the new Yulman Stadium is being built now, holds that record? Yep, it was 1972 during Super Bowl VI and it was 39 degrees.


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Roger Dunaway, assistant athletics director for athletics communications at Tulane University, says there are other notable facts that Green Wave fans should know about the old Tulane Stadium.

In addition to having the stadium record-of-coldness, Tulane also has a slew of alumni who have played in the World Championship game.

“Tulane Stadium was the host site for three of the first nine Super Bowls in 1970, 1972 and 1975,” Dunaway adds. “The 1975 Super Bowl was supposed to be played at the new Louisiana Superdome, but the facility was not completed in time to host the game.”
Here’s a list of Tulane alumni who have played in a Super Bowl. See how many you remember.

• Eric Laakso — Super Bowl XVII in 1983 and Super Bowl XIX in 1984, both with Miami Dolphins

• Mewelde Moore — Super Bowl XLIII in 2008 with Pittsburgh Steeler

• Steve Foley — Super Bowl XII here in New Orleans in 1978 and Super Bowl XXI in 1987, both with Denver Broncos

• Rodney Holman — Super Bowl XXIII in 1989 with Cincinnati Bengals

• Warren Bankston- Super Bowl XI with Oakland Raiders in 1977

• Joe Caravello — Super Bowl XXII with Washington Redskins in 1988

• Ruffin Hamilton — Super Bowl XXXIII with Atlanta Falcons in 1999

• Richard Harvey — Super Bowl XXVII with Buffalo Bills in 1993 and Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994 with the Buffalo Bills

• Jeff Alexander — Super Bowl XXIV with Denver Broncos in 1990

• Ken Karcher — Super Bowl XXII with the Denver Broncos in 1988

• Eric Thomas — Super Bowl XXIII in 1989 with Cincinnati Bengals 

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