Acoustics engineers help ESPN rate loudest college basketball arenas
Friday, November 12, 2010
Who’s got the loudest college basketball arena in the country? ESPN the Magazine recently asked engineers from Penn State’s graduate acoustics program to help answer the question.
The results appear in the magazine’s Nov. 15 issue, which is available on newsstands.
Micah Shepherd, a doctoral candidate in acoustics and a research assistant at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) who led the effort, said the magazine heard about the crowd noise measurements conducted at Penn State football games at Beaver Stadium.