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My Gameday Experience at Clemson

This past weekend I traveled to Clemson, South Carolina and took in the Wake Forest vs. Clemson game.  I had agreat time, and learned a lot about the history and traditions of Clemson football. Death Valley Many people think the “Death Valley” nickname is derived from the fact that there  a cemetery located on the press box [ . . read more . . ]

Calling Baton Rouge – A weekend at LSU

When it came to Saturday’s game against Alabama, some LSU were thinking revenge. Revenge for last season’s loss to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game. Revenge for Alabama being coached by Nick Saban who had previously been the coach at LSU. Even if fans weren’t seeking revenge, a common feeling was that last [ . . read more . . ]

Friday night lights at the Air Force Academy

Week seven on my cross-country journey, had me in probably my favorite stadium venue.   The Air Force Academy is a must see for the true college football fan, and The Academy offers more than just a football experience.    Once on base, there are numerous attractions to see, including the most popular man-made attraction in the [ . . read more . . ]

Zipping down to Akron for a game

The fourth game on my college football journey across the country found me in Akron Ohio. Originally, I planned to head down to Athens, Ohio to catch “The” Ohio University game against Buffalo. My plans changed Friday evening while attending a high school football game. I ran into a nice couple whose son was playing for [ . . read more . . ]

Making The Most Out Of A Knoxville Game Day

Traveling for a weekend of college football can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming if you happen to be attending a game in a new city on a limited amount of time such as a weekend. Having attending more than eighty home games in Knoxville (1st game at 2 months old), I have compiled a list of must sees on and around campus to [ . . read more . . ]

Gameday in Iowa City

By John J. Thompson Iowa may be just 1-1 and coming off a loss to in-state rival Iowa State, but fans will still pack Kinnick Stadium to support the Hawkeyes this weekend.  The Hawks face another team from Iowa for the second weekend in a row, the University of Northern Iowa Panthers, ranked sixth in the Football Championship [ . . read more . . ]

Hail Sparty! I was there.

By Robert T. Burns Last Saturday, Lee Corso and the rest of the College GameDay crew traveled to East Lansing as the 16th ranked Michigan State Spartans hosted the 6th ranked Wisconsin Badgers for the second consecutive year.  Seeing ESPN’s College GameDay is a once in a lifetime event, so I couldn’t miss the opportunity to [ . . read more . . ]