When The Northwestern Wildcats host the Northern Illinois Huskies on September 6, 2014, there will be NO PEANUTS for sale. Ryan Field will be going "peanut-free" for the Wildcats' first three home football games this fall. Here's why.

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According the ESPN, The Wildcats will not serve peanuts or any peanut products to allow individuals with severe peanut allergies to have to the opportunity to attend a "peanut-free" sporting event.

Northwestern will not serve peanuts at the Wildcats' nonconference football games against Cal (Aug. 30), Northern Illinois (Sept. 6) and Western Illinois (Sept. 20).

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The idea to hold a "peanut-free" game started last year with a simple request by a concerned parent. So on Oct. 19, 2003, Northwestern hosted Minnesota in what was the first college football game that was entirely peanut-free. Fans responded favorably to the decision.

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After the game, Northwestern was flooded with e-mails and calls, thanking the school for providing the opportunity for individuals with the potentially fatal allergy to attend a sporting event.

However, Mr. Peanut is not happy about "The Call" from the officials.

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There are approximately 3 million people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, that have potentially fatal allergy reactions to peanuts.Regardless of your peanut views, the game between NIU and Northwestern will be a blast.