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College football was the venue through which American football first gained popularity in the United States. College football remains extremely popular today among students, alumni, and other fans of the sport.
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The first game played between teams representing different colleges or universities was played on November 6, 1869 between Rutgers University and Princeton University, at College Field (now the site of the College Avenue Gymnasium), New Brunswick, New Jersey. Rutgers won, by a score of 6 to 4. As the score would seemingly indicate, the game bore little resemblance to the game of today. The rules of that game were the 1863 rules of the English Football Association, the basis of the modern form of soccer.
The development of the American game can be traced to a meeting between the Harvard University and McGill University football teams in 1874. The two teams were used to playing different brands of football — the McGill team played a rugby-style game, while Harvard played a soccer-style game. The teams agreed to play under compromise rules, and from this meeting the game of football began to evolve in both the United States and Canada.
The game increased in popularity through the remainder of the 19th century. It also became increasingly violent. President Theodore Roosevelt threatened, in 1906, to ban the sport following a series of player deaths from injuries suffered during games. The response to this was the formation of what became the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which set rules governing the sport. One of the rules changes to emerge from this attempt at alleviating the violence of the sport was the introduction of the forward pass. Another was the banning of "mass momentum" plays (many of which, like the infamous "flying wedge", were sometimes literally deadly).
Prior to the founding of the National Football League, and for a few decades thereafter, college football was the predominant venue for American football. Innovations in strategy and style of play originated in college football and spread to the pro game gradually. It was not until the post-World War II era that the pro game achieved ascendancy in the eyes of the average American sports fan.
The season schedule
Division 1A college football begins two to three weeks earlier than the NFL, towards the end of August. Until 2003, the regular season was officially ushered in by the Kickoff Classic, held in recent years in New Jersey (although other pre-season games such as the Eddie Robinson Classic and the Pigskin Classic have also been played), but recent NCAA policy changes have eliminated some of these games, and so the season now largely starts out with regular games. The regular season then continues through early December (generally ending with the annual Army-Navy Game).
The college post-season is ushered in by the annual presentation of the Heisman Trophy Award, considered the most prestigious award in all of college football, given to the top player of the year as determined by a panel consisting of media voters and former winners of the award. This is then followed by a series of bowl games that showcase (usually) the top college team in a particular conference, as well as the consensus "national champion", which is determined not by a true playoff, but by a controversial confederation of voters, broadcast networks, bowls and conferences known as the Bowl Championship Series. A series of all-star bowl games round out the season for the balance of January, including the East-West Shrine Game, the Senior Bowl (for many decades the official final game of the season), the Hula Bowl, and the Gridiron Classic (in recent years, the Hula and Gridiron have alternated as the final game of the season).
In spring 2005, the NCAA ruled that teams could schedule 12 regular-season games beginning in the 2006 season. This decision was met with some criticism, as some teams, such as Alabama and Auburn, who traditionally have a bye week on Thanksgiving weekend, will have to play eight games consecutively some seasons.
NCAA divisions and conferences
NCAA Division I-A
NCAA Division I-AA
NCAA Division II
NCAA Division III
Conferences that formerly sponsored football
Division I colleges that no longer play football
Last season played in parentheses
College football bowl games for 2004-2005
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College football bowl games played for 2004-2005
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The teams agreed to play under compromise rules, and from this meeting the game of football began to evolve in both the United States and Canada. Spider-Man 2 will be the first motion picture released in the Sony UMD format for the PlayStation Portable, being included for free with the first one million PSP systems released in the United States. The two teams were used to playing different brands of football — the McGill team played a rugby-style game, while Harvard played a soccer-style game. Spider-Man 2's three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) total failed to beat its predecessor's $114.8 million record, but its six-day $180.1 million total outpaced The Matrix Reloaded's $146.9 million mark. The development of the American game can be traced to a meeting between the Harvard University and McGill University football teams in 1874. The first Spider-Man's opening-day record was set on Friday, a more traditional opening day; Shrek 2's record-breaking day was the Saturday after the Wednesday of its release. The rules of that game were the 1863 rules of the English Football Association, the basis of the modern form of soccer. Spider-Man 2's opening-day gross was even more impressive for occurring on a Wednesday, usually a weak day of the week for movies.
As the score would seemingly indicate, the game bore little resemblance to the game of today. The only higher single-day movie gross was Shrek 2's $44.8 million in the first weekend of its May 2004 release, and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith's $50 million on the first day of its May 2005 release. Rutgers won, by a score of 6 to 4. Its first-day gross ($40.5 million) surpassed its predecessor's $39.4 million record. The first game played between teams representing different colleges or universities was played on November 6, 1869 between Rutgers University and Princeton University, at College Field (now the site of the College Avenue Gymnasium), New Brunswick, New Jersey. It premiered in more North American movie theaters than any previous movie. College football remains extremely popular today among students, alumni, and other fans of the sport. Spider-Man 2 was 2004's third-most financially successful movie and 16th-most financially successful movie of all time.
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Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. Earning more than $404 million at U.S. Jim Thorpe Award. Though the film adaptation took a number of liberties with the character's history and powers, most notably giving him organic web-shooters rather than mechanical, it was essentially true to the character and was widely embraced by the viewing public. Mosi Tatupu Award. The film featured a number of impressive CGI effects to bring Spider-Man to life. Dave Rimington Trophy. It was directed by Sam Raimi and starred actor Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker.
Walter Payton Award. On May 3, 2002, the film Spider-Man was released. Outland Trophy. Spider-Man has been adapted to television numerous times, through a short-lived live-action television series and several animated cartoon series. Davey O'Brien Award. These include:. Bronko Nagurski Trophy. In the comics, others have used the Spider-Man identity.
Maxwell Award. He also has had a number of series that are since canceled or have been given new names:. Manning Award. Many followed, but currently these are his related titles:. Lombardi Award. After that he was given his own series. Harlon Hill Trophy. Spider-Man first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15.
Heisman Trophy. Among the most famous of his friends and acquaintances are:. Lou Groza Award. Spider-Man also has one of the best-known supporting casts in comics. Grantland Rice Award. Among the most infamous supervillains he encounters regularly are:. Gagliardi Trophy. Spider-Man has one of the best-known rogues galleries (list of enemies) in comics.
Dick Butkus Award. In addition, the Human Torch once helped Spider-Man build a car called the Spidermobile which had a paint job and modifications that follow his spider motif. Unfortunately, Spider-Man had never learned to drive and he crashed the car into the Hudson river soon after receiving it. Buck Buchanan Award. He typically uses it not only for a light source, but as a way of unnerving opponents and to call attention. Fred Biletnikoff Award. Finally, the belt contains a strong light called a Spider Signal that creates an image of his mask when activated. Chuck Bednarik Award. The camera also has an automatic shutter mechanism linked to an internal motion detector so it will take a picture whenever Spider-Man moves in front of the camera lens.
College Football All-America Teams: originally selected by Walter Camp. It also carries his camera, which has an extended rear metal plate that allows him to use his web to position it without interfering with its functions. Shrine Bowl - Little Rock, Arkansas (1948). Spider-Man keeps his regular field equipment in a specially designed utility belt that contains his web fluid cartridges and his tracers. Seattle Bowl - Seattle, Washington (2001 -2002). However, he eventually learned that he could tune the tracer signal frequency to his own spider-sense for more convenient use, but the receiver is still used as a back-up and long-range measure. San Diego East-West Christmas Classic - San Diego, California (1921 - 1922). Spider-Man originally used a small receiver device to follow the tracers.
Salad Bowl - Phoenix, Arizona (1948 - 1952). While he originally threw his tracers at a target in the hopes that at least one hits, he later developed a wrist launcher which ejects tracers above the wrist while the web is fired from below to allow for more precise and reliable applications of the tracers. Raisin Bowl - Fresno, California (1946 - 1949). The outer casing is shaped like a spider and is designed to cling to a target without attracting attention. Presidential Cup Bowl - College Park, Maryland (1950). Spider-Man has also developed small electronic "spider-tracers" which allow him to track objects or individuals. Pasadena Bowl - Pasadena, California (1967 - 1971). For now (until Marvel decides to change this), Spider-Man is able to produce webbing without the aid of his web-shooters.
Oil Bowl - Houston, Texas (1946 - 1947). The transformation, however, seemed to give Spider-Man organic web glands in his wrists. Oahu Classic - Honolulu, Hawaii (1998 - 2000). The end of the situation saw the Queen presumably dead and Spider-Man reverting back to human form. Mercy Bowl - Los Angeles, California (1961; 1971). During this encounter, the Queen transformed Spider-Man into a human-sized spider. Los Angeles Christmas Festival - Los Angeles, California (1924). Lately, Spider-Man and Captain America crossed paths with a villain called the Queen.
Harbor Bowl - San Diego, California (1947 - 1949). In some versions of the character (such as the Spider-Man 2099 comic series and the popular Spider-Man movie series), the character generates webs organically from his own altered spider-like biology, instead of mechanical web shooters. Great Lakes Bowl - Cleveland, Ohio (1947). The web-shooters can also be used to expel other liquids, using interchangeable cartridges, but are seldom used to do this. Gotham Bowl - New York, New York (1961 - 1962). In addition, Parker can modify the fluid formulation to suit particular specialized needs when called for (this explains why the webbing sometimes conducts electricity, but can also be used as an insulator). Garden State Bowl - East Rutherford, New Jersey (1978 - 1981). The substance is formulated to dissolve after one hour which is generally sufficient time for Spider-Man's needs while ensuring the webs he makes do not cause undue litter.
Freedom Bowl - Anaheim, California (1984 - 1994). However, the default meshed spray generally allows for sufficient strength while being more versatile in its use and easier to remove when desired. Fort Worth Classic - Fort Worth, Texas (1921). In addition, when Spider-Man desires it, he can fire the web fluid as a straight liquid when he needs to use the substance's maximum adhesive strength. Dixie Classic - Dallas, Texas (1922, 1925, 1934). He can also form crude objects with a heavy application. Dixie Bowl - Birmingham, Alabama (1948 - 1949). He can change the setting to a wide spray to ensnare criminals, and to form protective shields or nets.
Delta Bowl - Memphis, Tennessee (1948 - 1949). Typical uses of his webs include creating long swing lines which he uses to travel through the cavernous chasms between the Manhattan high-rises. Cherry Bowl - Pontiac, Michigan (1984 - 1985). The substance dries almost immediately into a strong material that can support very heavy loads: into the one-ton range. Camellia Bowl - Lafayette, Louisiana (1948). The default setting has the adhesive threaded through a special mesh to take on a spider web like design. California Bowl - Fresno, California (1981 - 1991). The trigger rests high in the palm and requires two taps to activate, so Peter can't accidently fire the shooter if he makes a fist or his hand hits the trigger.
Bluegrass Bowl - Louisville, Kentucky (1958). They are wrist mounted devices that fire a fibrous adhesive very similar to material spiders use to construct webs. Bluebonnet Bowl - Houston, Texas (1959 - 1987). Spider-Man's web-shooters are one of the character's most distinguishing traits. Bacardi Bowl - Havana, Cuba (1937). Although he is usually of limited financial means, Spider-Man has developed personal equipment that plays an important role in his superhero career. Aviation Bowl - Dayton, Ohio (1961). He did, however, wear a non-living version of the black costume until the new occupant of the living costume, Venom, frightened Mary Jane so badly that she could no longer stand to see Peter in the non-living black costume.
Aloha Classic - Honolulu, Hawaii (1982 – 2000). Spider-Man rejected the symbiote after finding out it was alive. All-American Bowl - Birmingham, Alabama (1977 - 1990) (formerly Hall of Fame Classic). The costume turned out to be a living symbiotic creature, capable of generating its own webbing and improving most of Spider-Man's abilities. Sun Bowl - El Paso, Texas, (since 1936) (originally Sun Bowl, later John Hancock Bowl). He appeared in an almost all-black costume, with a large white spider emblem on the chest and back, and with built-in webshooters on the back of his hands. Sugar Bowl - New Orleans, Louisiana, (since 1935). The most significant alteration to Spider-Man's costume came about in the mid-1980s, after his return from the Secret Wars.
Silicon Valley Football Classic - San Jose, California, (since 2000). The gloves had web-shooters on the outside, and the web design on the boots and gloves was partially replaced with dark blue. Senior Bowl - Jacksonville, Florida (1950), Mobile, Alabama (since 1951). Instead of a large red spider on his back, the web pattern and spider emblem were repeated there. Rose Bowl - Pasadena, California, (1902, continuously since 1916). He placed more emphasis on the spider on the chest, making it large enough to cover the entire torso. Peach Bowl - Atlanta, Georgia, (since 1968). Several alterations occurred when Ben Reilly replaced Peter Parker in the role.
Outback Bowl - Tampa, Florida, (since 1986) (was Hall of Fame Bowl). He is sometimes depicted with "under-arm webbing" connecting his arms to his torso. Orange Bowl - Miami, Florida, (since 1946). The mask has large white eyes rimmed with black, that allow him to see but hide his eyes. New Orleans Bowl - New Orleans, Louisiana, (since 2001). There is a large red spider outline on his back, and a smaller black spider emblem on his chest. Music City Bowl - Nashville, Tennessee, (since 1998). From the waist up the fabric is the red-and-black web pattern, except for his back, sides, and insides of his upper arms, which are dark blue.
MPC Computers Bowl - Boise, Idaho, (since 1997) (was Humanitarian Bowl). From the waist down it is dark blue, except for mid-calf boots with a black web pattern on a red background. Motor City Bowl - Detroit, Michigan, (since 1997). The standard costume is a form-fitting fabric covering his entire body. Liberty Bowl - Memphis, Tennessee, (since 1959). Although the details and proportions have changed somewhat over the years, with a few notable exceptions, Spider-Man's costume has remained fairly consistent. Las Vegas Bowl - Las Vegas, Nevada, (since 1992). Curt Connors, in Spider-Man 2.
Insight Bowl - Phoenix, Arizona, (since 1989) (was Copper Bowl). He is described as "brilliant but lazy" by one of his physics professors, Dr. Independence Bowl - Shreveport, Louisiana, (since 1976). In the recent films, he maintains his superb intellect with a mastery of physics and a degree from Columbia University. Hula Bowl - Hawaii (different cities since 1946). In the comics, he is an expert in chemistry and physics, but later pursues a graduate degree in biochemistry from Empire State University. Holiday Bowl - San Diego, California, (since 1978). Quite apart from his physical abilities, Peter has always been brilliant with prodigious aptitude in the physical sciences.
Houston Bowl- Houston, Texas, (since 2000). Spider-Man can jump the width of a city block, or almost five stories straight up. Hawaii Bowl- Honolulu, Hawaii, (since 2002). Because of his strength, he can leap to great heights. GMAC Bowl - Mobile, Alabama, (since 1999). However, his strength is not as advanced as that of the Thing or the Hulk who have vast superhuman strength. Gator Bowl - Jacksonville, Florida, (since 1946). In addition to his other amazing powers, Spider-Man has superhuman strength, and can lift 10 tons or more if he is under great stress or pressure.
Fort Worth Bowl - Fort Worth, Texas, (since 2003). The phrase "My spider-sense is tingling" has since become an oft parodied ironic catch phrase in American pop culture. Fiesta Bowl - Tempe, Arizona, (since 1971). This gives the supervillains an edge that Spider-Man often has trouble countering. Emerald Bowl - San Francisco, California, (since 2002) (was San Francisco Bowl). Additionally, the alien symbiotes Venom and Carnage are not recognized by the spider-sense. East-West Shrine Game - Stanford, California (1925-2000), San Francisco, California (since 2001). For instance, the Green Goblin once secretly attacked him with a gas that temporarily suppressed this perceptive ability, allowing the supervillain to shadow him and learn his secret identity.
Cotton Bowl - Dallas, Texas, (since 1937). Although his spider-sense has saved his life innumerable times, Spider-Man has learned the hard way that it can be beaten. Continental Tire Bowl - Charlotte, North Carolina, (since 2002). Extremely skilled martial artists taking Spider-Man on hand to hand often have better luck wounding him, although he is formidable in close quarters as well. Champs Sports Bowl - Orlando, Florida, (since 1990). When combined with his superhuman reflexes and agility, this makes him an extremely difficult target who is almost impossible to shoot in combat. Capital One Bowl - Orlando, Florida, (since 1947) (was Tangerine Bowl and Florida Citrus Bowl). Spider-Man also uses the spider-sense as a means to time his evasive maneuvers to the point where he can avoid multiple gunshots or machine gun fire.
Blue-Gray Football Classic - Montgomery, Alabama (1938-2001), Troy, Alabama (since 2003). The spider-sense not only alerts Spider-Man to threats to his physical safety, but it also warns him to threats to his privacy such as being observed while changing identities. Alamo Bowl - San Antonio, Texas, (since 1993). On the other hand, if there is an immediate lethal physical danger to Parker such as a sniper is taking aim and about to fire for a kill shot, the spider-sense's tingling would take on an almost painful intensity to indicate a need to take extreme evasive action without hesitation. Xavier University (Cincinnati) (1973). For instance, if an enemy passes by Spider-Man with no intention of interacting with him, the spider-sense would give a low signal indicating that he should be alert for a possible danger. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (1974). While it cannot tell him of the exact nature of the threat, Spider-Man can judge the severity of it by the intensity of the tingling.
Wichita State University (1986). A form of clairvoyance or sixth sense, it unconsciously activates and alerts him to any threat to himself, manifesting as a tingling at the back of his skull. University of Vermont (1974). Spider-Man's most subtle power is his spider-sense. University of Texas at Arlington (1985). Few characters in the Marvel Universe can match Spider-Man's agility, with some exceptions such as Nightcrawler of the X-Men. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (1966). His agility is such that he can perform gymnastic feats no Olympic gymnast could dream of duplicating.
Stetson University (1956). His reflexes are instantaneous, allowing him to dodge single bullets provided they are fired at a reasonable distance from a low caliber gun that is not automatic. Siena College (2003). Spider-Man's agility and reflexes are far beyond a range attainable by human beings. Seton Hall University (1981). However, the superhero has had trouble keeping his grip on heavily lubricated surfaces. Santa Clara University (1992). In the live-action movies, Peter is shown to have barbed hairs or bristles, similar to those of real spiders, that extend or retract through his skin.
University of San Francisco (1971). Another idea is that this ability is similar to static electricity. Mary's College of California (2003). It has been theorized that his body can consciously attract the basic molecules of a solid object when pressed against it. St. For instance, if he wanted to catch a ball, all he would really need is one fingertip to make contact. Saint Louis University (1949). He can also grip any solid object with any part of his body as long as it can accommodate the mass of the object.
Joseph's University (1939). Spider-Man also gained the ability to adhere to any smooth surface, allowing to him to support more than his own weight while on a vertical surface or upside down. St. In addition, his vision also lost its myopia. John's University, New York (2002). His recovery time from injury is less than that of an ordinary human, but it is far inferior to that of the X-Man, Wolverine. St. His bodily tissues are substantially more durable and resistant to impact or trauma than an ordinary human, making it difficult to injure him (although he is not bullet proof).
Francis College (New York) (1935). He has superhuman physical strength, agility, and reflexes. St. The irradiated spider's bite caused a variety of physiological mutations in Peter Parker's body that mirror the characteristics of a spider. Bonaventure University (1951). Thanks to Spider-Man's membership in the latest incarnation of the Marvel Universe superhero team the Avengers, he, Mary Jane and Aunt May were able to move into Tony Stark's Avengers Tower. St. Recently, an altercation with former classmate turned superhuman Charlie Weiderman led to the arson of both his apartment and his aunt May's house.
Rider University (1951). Currently, Parker works again as a photographer for the Daily Bugle. Providence College (1941). Later, the stresses of Parker's dual identity, combined with Mary Jane's tempestuous career, the apparent loss of their daughter, May, and capricious editorial mandates led to a separation, but they later reconciled. University of Portland (1949). After a lengthy on-again off-again relationship with semi-criminal Black Cat, Parker eventually wed long-time friend, Mary Jane Watson, an occasional fashion model and actress. Pepperdine University (1961). He enrolled in the fictional Empire State University where he befriended Harry Osborn, who was in fact the son of his arch-enemy the Green Goblin, and Gwen Stacy, with whom he would have a lengthy romance before she was killed by the original Green Goblin.
University of the Pacific (1995). He continued working as a freelance photographer for the Daily Bugle and living with his elderly and somewhat fragile Aunt May until he graduated from high school. The school has never sponsored football since becoming an independent institution in 1962. However, as with many characters spanning a lengthy publishing history and handled by multiple creators, Spider-Man's history is somewhat convoluted. At that time, Old Dominion was a two-year division of The College of William and Mary. As originally conceived by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Peter Parker was something of an everyman character. Old Dominion University (1941)
Niagara University (1950). Jonah Jameson, publisher of the daily newspaper the Daily Bugle. Mount Saint Mary's University (1950). He is often considered little more than a lawbreaker himself, thanks largely to a smear campaign by J. Mercer University (unknown). Spider-Man consistently tries to do the right thing, but is viewed with suspicion by many authority figures. University of Maryland Eastern Shore (1979). Realizing that stopping the thug when he had been given the chance would have prevented his uncle's murder, Spider-Man devoted himself to fighting injustice, driven by the realization that "with great power there must also come great responsibility".
Marquette University (1960). One night, after a show, Spider-Man refused to help stop a thief that ran past him in the hallway, insisting that he was only going to look out for "number one." But his beloved Uncle Ben was later killed by the same thug he had allowed to escape. Manhattan College (1942). Debuting as a wrestler, Spider-Man quickly hired an agent and began making lucrative television appearances. 1930). Upon the discovery of his powers, Parker designed a costume and adopted the identity of Spider-Man in order to win money as an entertainer. Loyola University Chicago (c. In current Spider-Man continuity, he produces his webs from spinnerets in his wrists and no longer requires the mechanical web shooters.
Loyola Marymount University (1951). In addition to his physical powers, Spider-Man used mechanical web shooters of his own design to spin webs in a variety of ways. Loyola College in Maryland (1933). A lesser effect was the improvement of his eyesight. Originally near-sighted and bespectacled, he now has perfect vision. Long Island University (1940). The spider bite gave Parker an array of spider-like powers. Lamar University (1989). When he was 16 years old, Parker attended a science exhibit where he was bitten by a spider which had been irradiated.
University of Illinois, Chicago (1973). He was often the target of jokes by more popular fellow students like Flash Thompson, the high-school's star athlete. High Point University (1950). The exceptionally bright Peter showed more interest in his studies, especially science, than in any kind of social life. Gonzaga University (1941). Over time he grew to be a lonely, timid teenager. George Washington University (1966). After his parents' death the infant Peter Parker was left in the care of his Uncle Ben and Aunt May (Richard's older brother Benjamin Parker and his wife May Reilly-Parker), who were both in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens, New York City. Though Peter was always loved by the aging couple, he was unpopular among those of his own age.
Fairfield University (2002). Albert found out about their plans and arranged a plane-crash that resulted in their deaths. University of Evansville (1997). Their last assignment was the infiltration as double-agents of the organization of Albert Malik, who had taken on the name of Red Skull in the absence of the original. East Tennessee State University (2003). (a fictional secret agency). Drexel University (1973). Peter Benjamin Parker was born to Richard Parker and his wife Mary Fitzpatrick-Parker, both of whom were agents of the CIA and later of S.H.I.E.L.D.
University of Detroit Mercy (1964). Goodman called for a regular series for the character to capitalize on this success. 1938). The story was released in issue #15, and months later, the sales figures indicated that the cover story was unexpectedly popular. DePaul University (c. When Martin Goodman was presented with the concept, he was resistant to the unorthodox ideas of a teenage hero with troubled personal life, but allowed the character to be used as a cover story for a dying anthology title, Amazing Fantasy, since content mattered little for a title slated to be cancelled. University of Denver (1960). Kirby stated in an interview in Will Eisner's Spirit Magazine that Lee had minimal involvement in the creation of the character.
Creighton University (1942). They say that Lee got the original Simon sketches from Kirby and presented them to Ditko, who recognized Simon's work and used it as the basis for Spider-Man (Comic Book Artist/Alter Ego, Winter, 1999). College of Charleston (1938). Another version comes from Joe Simon and Steve Ditko, who say that the creation of Spider-Man was based on Simon's Silver Spider (http://www.simoncomics.com/jsmag.htm). Centenary College of Louisiana (1947). Lee turned to artist Steve Ditko, who found the concept particularly appealing and developed a visual motif that Lee found satisfactory. Canisius College (2002). Originally, Lee assigned Jack Kirby to illustrate the story, but after seeing his designs, decided that Jack's style was "too 'larger than life'" for what he wanted.
1953). In the Spider-Man movie DVD extras, 90's cartoon soapbox and Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters and Marvels, Lee said he was inspired by seeing a fly climb up a wall. Campbell University (c. One of the influences for the character came from the pulp magazine, The Spider, and perhaps from an earlier minor spider-themed character, the Tarantula from DC Comics. California State University, Northridge (2001). In the 1980s, Stan Lee said that the idea for the series sprang out of the apparent increased teenage interest in the new Marvel comics characters, so he decided to create a character that could cater to them specifically. California State University, Long Beach (1991). Various accounts of the character's creation have been given.
California State University, Fullerton (1992). The character has grown from shy high school kid to troubled college student to married man, but the core of the character remains the same. University of California, Santa Barbara (1991). Meanwhile, Marvel has published several comic book series featuring the character (most notably Amazing Spider-Man). University of California, Riverside (1975). Through the years, he has appeared in a handful of animated series, a weekly comic strip and, recently, two very successful films. Bradley University (1970). Spider-Man is tremendously popular and is perhaps the most recognizable superhero alongside Superman and Batman.
Boston University (1997). The character expanded the dramatic potential of the fantasy subgenre by proving that a series with a strong focus on a more human character and his personal struggles was a viable basis for a successful series. Birmingham-Southern College (c. 1941). Despite these complications, Spider-Man continues to fight crime and help those in need because he believes that "with great power there must come great responsibility", a sentiment that serves as the theme of the Spider-Man story. American University (unknown). Spider-Man is the quintessential Marvel character--his gift of superpowers does not solve his emotional and personal problems; if anything, his powers seriously complicate his career and personal relationships. Yankee Conference. He has since become one of the world's most popular superheroes.
Wisconsin State University Conference. Spider-Man, the alter ego of Peter Benjamin Parker, is a Marvel Comics superhero created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko who first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962. Southwest Conference. The punk band The Distillers have also recorded their own unique version for the Spider-Man 2 console game. Skyline Conference. Apollo 440 for the original Spider-Man game created for PlayStation, Sega Dreamcast, N64 and PC by Neversoft. Pacific Coast Athletic Association. Somewhat unfaithfully by Tenacious D at concerts.
Nebraska-Iowa Athletic Conference. Remixed by Norwegian group Ugress on their 2002 album Resound. Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Hyannis Sound on their Aged 10 Years album. Missouri Valley Conference. Michael Buble for the soundtrack of the 2004 sequel. Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference. Aerosmith for the soundtrack of the 2002 feature film.
Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The Ramones as a hidden track in the vinyl version of their 1994 album Adios Amigos. Big West Conference. Moxy Früvous in the 1993 album Bargainville. Big Eight Conference. In May 2003, he was paid approximately $18,000 to climb the 312-foot, Lloyd's of London, to promote the premiere of the movie Spider-Man on the British television channel, Sky Movies. Big Seven Conference. He sometimes wears a Spider-Man suit during his climbs.
Big Six Conference. Alain Robert nicknamed Spiderman, rock and urban climber who has scaled more than 70 tall buildings using his hands and feet, without using additional devices. NAIA independent schools. "Spider Dan" Goodwin, who in 1981, climbed the glass of the Sears Tower and the John Hancock Center in Chicago using suction cups. Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. Spider-Man was voiced by Neil Patrick Harris. Mid-States Football Association. In 2003, another television series adaptation, Spider-Man: The New Animated Series this time using computer animation was produced by Mainframe Entertainment and broadcast on MTV; it featured characters and continuity from the 2002 Spider-Man film, as well as the character Kingpin as depicted in the Daredevil movie.
Mid-South Conference.  (http://www.spiderfan.org/shows/tv_unlimited/index.html). Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. Here Spidey was voiced by Rino Romano. Heart of America Athletic Conference. In 1999, an animated series named Spider-Man Unlimited was developed for Fox (intended to be an Expanded Universe final season of the 1994 show) in which Spider-Man is transported to an animated Counter-Earth. Great Plains Athletic Conference. As a result each of the individual 65 episodes (starting with season 2) were called "chapters."  (http://www.spiderfan.org/shows/tv_90s/index.html).
Frontier Conference. This series had a bigger budget and used a novel system of one large story arc per season developed by John Semper. Dakota Athletic Conference. In 1994, Spider-Man: The Animated Series was made for the Fox Network, (to accompany their X-Men series) with Christopher Daniel Barnes providing the webslinger's voice. Central States Football League. This series also featured a number of Marvel guest stars, and shared many of its character designs with the solo Spider-Man show produced just before it. NCAA Division III independent schools. Actor Dan Gilvezan gave voice to this incarnation of the wall-crawler.
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Towards this end the cartoon series Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends was created for NBC featuring Spider-Man, Iceman of the X-Men, and a new character, Firestar. USA South Athletic Conference. The strategy worked, and NBC became interested in having their own Spider-Man cartoon. Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association. To garner the attention of the major networks, Marvel first created a new syndicated Spider-Man cartoon that was partially based on the old 60s show. University Athletic Association. In 1980, with the creation of the animation studio Marvel Productions Ltd., Marvel endeavored to translate more of their comic characters to television.
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. It also had little-to-nothing to do with the Manga Spider-Man from around the same time. Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. In 1978, a Spider-Man tokusatsu series was produced for Japanese television by Toei Doga (now Toei Animation), but apart from Spider-Man's costume it was not based on the original source. Presidents' Athletic Conference. It also suffered from a sporadic broadcast schedule. The CBS Television Network cancelled it, along with Wonder Woman, to avoid being called "the superhero network.". Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Although the series earned good ratings, fans complained about its low-budget production values and its writing, which neither followed the comics' spirit nor provided adventures that were distinctively appropriate for the character.
Ohio Athletic Conference. In 1977, a short-lived live action television series was produced called The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Nicholas Hammond in the title role. Northwest Athletic Conference.  (http://www.spiderfan.org/shows/tv_electric_co/index.html). North Coast Athletic Conference. In addition, in the educational spirit of the series, Spider-Man communicates only in word balloons for the viewer to read. New Jersey Athletic Conference. Spider-Man was also an occasional character in the children's educational show The Electric Company which presented brief tales using a combination of animation and live action called the Spidey Super Stories.
New England Small College Athletic Conference.  (http://www.spiderfan.org/shows/tv_60s/index.html). New England Football Conference. Spider-Man was voiced by Paul Soles. Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The series may be best remembered for its theme song. Midwest Conference. One episode reused complete background animation, characters, and storyline from an episode of Rocket Robin Hood.
Middle Atlantic Corporation. Bakshi's episodes, which suffered from extremely low budgets, were stylized and featured dark ominous settings and pervasive background music. Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. In 1968, animator Ralph Bakshi took over. Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The first starring television adaptation was titled simply, Spider-Man, was produced in 1967 by Grantray-Lawrence Animation, which soon went bankrupt. Illini-Badger Football Conference. Oddly to save money, the series feature images reproducing from the comic book by photocopying them.
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The first, animated series was titled, Marvel Super-Heros and only featured Spider-Man. Freedom Football Conference. Note: with the exception of Ben Reilly, these characters all exist in alternate versions of the Marvel Universe.. Centennial Conference. Pavitr Prabhakar in the Indian adaptation of Spider-Man, Spider-Man: India. College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. Peter Parquagh in the 1602 miniseries.
Atlantic Central Football Conference. Yu Komori (小森ユウ Komori Yū) in Spider-Man: The Manga. American Southwest Conference. Miguel O'Hara, the Spider-Man of Marvel 2099. NCAA Division II independent schools. Spider-Girl, the daughter of Peter Parker, set in an alternate reality. West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. May "Mayday" Parker a.k.a.
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Ben Reilly, a clone of Parker, who also fought crime as the Scarlet Spider. South Atlantic Conference. Sensational Spider-Man, cancelled with issue #33 in 1998, at the same time Spectacular Spider-Man was cancelled and Amazing Spider-Man and Peter Parker: Spider-Man were relaunched. Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Untold Tales of Spider-Man, a retcon series intended to enrich Spider-man's early super-hero career, cancelled in 1997. Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Relaunched with issue #98 (1998) and cancelled with volume 2 #58 in 2002.
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Spider-Man, a series created in 1991 specifically for creator Todd McFarlane, later renamed Peter Parker: Spider-Man at the end of the Clone Saga. North Central Conference. Web of Spider-Man, created in 1985 and cancelled in 1995 with issue #129 to make way for Sensational Spider-Man. Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association. A 2003 relaunch of the title, written primarily by Paul Jenkins, was cancelled at issue #27 (2005). Lone Star Conference. Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, this one was renamed Spectacular Spider-Man in 1988 with issue #134 and cancelled with issue #263 (1998).
Gulf South Conference. The current version of this title features Spider-Man heavily, but not in every issue. Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Marvel Team-Up, a series that featured Spider-Man paired with another different Marvel Comics super-hero on a monthly basis. Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Ultimate Spider-Man, currently written by Brian Michael Bendis, set in the Ultimate Marvel Universe. Eastern Conference. Spider-Man Unlimited, showcasing Spider-Man in stories by new writing talent.
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Spider-Girl, currently written by Tom DeFalco, starring the daughter of Spider-Man in the MC2 Universe. NCAA Division I-AA Independent Schools. Marvel Knights Spider-Man, currently written by Reginald Hudlin. Southwestern Athletic Conference. Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, currently written by Sean McKeever, set during Spider-Man's high school years. Southland Conference. Michael Straczynski, creator of the television series Babylon 5.
Southern Conference. The Amazing Spider-Man, currently written by J. Pioneer Football League. Frederick Foswell. Patriot League. Ned Leeds. Ohio Valley Conference. Betty Brant.
Northeast Conference. Ben Reilly. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Felicia Hardy. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. John Jameson. Ivy League. Liz Allan.
Great West Football Conference. Curt Connors. Gateway Football Conference. Joseph "Robbie" Robertson. Big South Conference. Norman Osborn. Big Sky Conference. Harry Osborn.
Atlantic Ten Conference. Flash Thompson. NCAA Division I-A Independent Schools. Gwen Stacy. Western Athletic Conference. Uncle Ben. Sun Belt Conference. Jonah Jameson.
Southeastern Conference. J. Pacific Ten Conference. Aunt May. Mountain West Conference. Mary Jane Watson. Mid-American Conference. Kaine.
Conference USA. Shriek. Big Twelve Conference. Doppelganger. Big Ten Conference. Spider-Slayers. Big East Conference. Toxin.
Atlantic Coast Conference. Carnage. NAIA national football championship. Venom. NCAA Division III national football championship. Hobgoblin. NCAA Division II national football championship. Hydro-Man.
NCAA Division I-AA national football championship. Kingpin. NCAA Division I-A national football champions. Shocker. Rhino. Scorpion.
Kraven the Hunter. Mysterio. Electro. Lizard.
Sandman. Vulture. Chameleon. Doctor Octopus.