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College football brings generations together unlike any other American sport. Current students and alumni bond over their school’s football teams every Saturday throughout the fall, and the 2019 season is sure to be intense with so many contenders.
Division I NCAA football is split up into a series of conference, with five of the nation’s top conference being known collectively as the Power 5, which includes the Southeastern Conference (SEC), Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
The ACC is home to last year’s College Football Playoff champion, the Clemson Tigers. Dabo Swinney’s Clemson team took home the title behind quarterback Deshaun Watson and a late rally to upset defending national champion Alabama in the title game. The Alabama Crimson Tide, with head coach Nick Saban and sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts, are in great shape to compete for the title once again this season in a weak SEC.
Some of the nation’s top coaches and rivalries lie in the Big Ten conference, including Ohio State’s Urban Meyer and Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh. Ohio State and Michigan are expected to be among the nation’s top ten teams all season long, and the Buckeyes just slid past the Wolverines in last year’s battle. The Big Ten West division is no slouch either, featuring the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Wisconsin Badgers, both of which look to qualify for the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis this season.
If you’re looking for offense, look no further than the Big 12 conference, which features several of the nation’s top Air Raid offenses, including the Oklahoma Sooners and quarterback Baker Mayfield. Mayfield looks to contend for the Heisman Trophy again in 2017. The Texas Longhorns are also expected to improve this season after not being in a championship game since the BCS championship in 2009.
Heading out west, the Pac-12 has arguably the nation’s most exciting player, University of Southern California (USC) QB Sam Darnold, who fans and analysts thinks will help the Trojans return to greatness not seen since Matt Leinart was taking snaps in Los Angeles. The Oregon Ducks are always a good bet to be a strong team out west, as well.
Whatever you choose, the tradition, pageantry and excitement in college football is unmatched, and you absolutely can’t go wrong with any team, conference or game
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
MWC vs. Sun Belt New Orleans, LA
The NCAA-sanctioned New Orleans Bowl is a postseason college football bowl game. It’s been played annually in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana beginning in 2001. The first New Orleans Bowl was sponsored by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts from 2002 - 2004. At that time it was officially called the Wyndham New Orleans Bowl. In 2006 R+L Carriers replaced Wyndham as the sponsor, and it then became officially known as the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.
The New Orleans Bowl puts a team from the Sun Belt Conference against a team in the Mountain West Conference. The New Orleans Bowl originally hosted the Sun Belt champion when it was the only available bowl for that conference. But now that the Sun Belt has grown to three bowl games, the New Orleans Bowl has been assigned the first choice. If the Mountain West does not have enough bowl eligible teams which isn’t something that often occurs the bowl will choose an at large team. From 2002 to 2013, the New Orleans Bowl was affiliated with the Sun Belt and Conference USA.
The reigning champions of the New Orleans Bowl are the Louisiana/Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns. They beat Tulane 24-21 for their third straight victory in this bowl game. Attendance at the 2013 bowl game set a record for the last 3 years in a row, making the New Orleans bowl one of the most attended of the non-BCS bowl games in 2013.
Gildan New Mexico Bowl
C-USA vs. MWC Albuquerque, NM
The New Mexico Bowl, which has been known as the Gildan New Mexico Bowl since 2011, is NCAA-sanctioned post-season college football bowl game. It has been played every year since 2006 at University Stadium at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This bowl game has been scheduled before Christmas and is one of the first of the season. The clothing manufacturer Gildan became the first paid title sponsor for the game in 2011.
The New Mexico Bowl picks a team from the Mountain West Conference and a team from Conference USA, that’s if both conferences have enough bowl eligible teams. If one or both does not, the selection committee chooses an at large team from another conference. It was announced in 2013 that Conference USA had signed a contract to send a regional team to play in the bowl game for 6 seasons beginning in 2014, which will replace the Pacific-12 Conference.
From 2006 to 2010, a team from the Mountain West played a team from the Western Athletic Conference. The game is the only nationally televised sporting event in New Mexico.
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
MWC #1 vs. Pac-12 #6 Las Vegas, NV
Sam Boyd Stadium
This bowl game is now officially known as Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, since Royal Purple became the title sponsor in 2013. The Las Vegas Bowl is a NCAA Division I-A postseason college football bowl game that is played at 40,000 seats Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. since 1992. Since the beginning the bowl game has been played in December. The bowl game itself is owned by ESPN Events.
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
MAC vs. MWC Boise, ID
The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl was previously known as the Humanitarian Bowl. It’s a NCAA post-season college football bowl game that has been played every year since 1997 at Albertsons Stadium at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl pits a team from the Mountain West Conference against a team from the Mid-American Conference. The game is televised nationally on the ESPN.
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
South Alabama vs. MAC #4 Montgomery, AL
2014 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl is a post-season American college football bowl game played at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama in the United States. The 1st Camellia Bowl is slated to feature a team from the Mid-American Conference.
Miami Beach Bowl
BYU vs. American Miami, FL
The Miami Beach Bowl is a NCAA sanctioned Division I college football bowl game to launch in December 2014 in Miami, Florida at Marlins Park.
Brigham Young University is playing in the 1st Miami Beach Bowl against an American Athletic Conference challenger. The Miami Beach Bowl will be the Cougars' 1st appearance in a Florida bowl in almost 30 years. The last game they played in was the 1985 Citrus Bowl in Orlando. BYU is an independent and therefore not in a conference. So the Cougars have to make deals to guarantee a bowl position each season. BYU's bowl agreement states that the Cougars win at least six games, though they would be exempted from the Miami Beach Bowl if they qualified for one of the slots in the College Football Playoff.
Boca Raton Bowl
C-USA vs. MAC Boca Raton, FL
The Boca Raton Bowl is a NCAA sanctioned Division I college football bowl game. Played in Boca Raton, Florida at FAU Stadium. The Mid-American Conference/MAC will be the primary conference involved in the bowl until 2019. The bowl game is owned and operated by ESPN.
Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl
C-USA vs. MAC Nassau, Bahamas
Thomas Robinson Stadium
The Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl is another bowl game that has just recently come into existence. The Bahamas Bowl is a NCAA sanctioned Division I college football bowl game to be played in Nassau, Bahamas at the Thomas Robinson Stadium. The Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl will pit a team from the Mid-American Conference against a team from Conference USA. In 2016 it will be from the American Athletic Conference.
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
C-USA vs. MWC Honolulu, HI
The Hawaii Bowl is a NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision college football bowl game that has been played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii since 2002. Usually played on either Xmas Day or Xmas Eve, the game pits teams from either Conference USA or the Pac 12 and a team from the Mountain West Conference. Part of the game charter, a "Hawaii guarantee" allows the University of Hawaii an automatic bid to the bowl provided it is bowl eligible and it doesn’t receive a invite to a bowl in the College Football Playoff.
Usually the highest-ranking school among the members of the Mountain West, Sun Belt, Mid-American, and American Athletic Conferences and Conference USA gets that invite. If Hawaii isn’t eligible then another Mountain West team receives the invite. This tradition started when Hawaii was a member of the Western Athletic Conference. The Hawaii Bowl will be covered by ESPN.
Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl
Big Ten vs. C-USA Dallas, TX
Cotton Bowl Stadium
Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl was formerly the TicketCity Bowl. It’s a NCAA post-season college football bowl game. The first game was played on New Year’s Day in 2011 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. This game replaced the Cotton Bowl Classic, which moved to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington in 2010. Zaxby’s took over as the sponsor after PlainsCapital Bank declined.
Quick Lane Bowl
Big Ten vs. ACC Detroit, MI
The Quick Lane Bowl is a post-season college football bowl game approved by the NCAA that will kick off in the 2014 season. It’s backed by the Detroit Lions of the NFL. The game will feature a bowl eligible team from the Big Ten Conference competing vs. an opponent from the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Quick Lane Bowl is played at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan and will serve as the replacement for the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Unlike the Pizza Bowl, which placed the 8th place team in the Big Ten against the Mid-American champion. The two teams competing in the Quick Lane Bowl will be decided by conference reps and not based on rankings. The Ford Motor Company is title sponsor of the game, as they own the auto shop brand Quick Lane.
BITCOIN St. Petersburg Bowl
ACC vs. American St. Petersburg, FL
The St. Petersburg Bowl is a NCAA post-season college football bowl game that is played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida since 2008. This bowl game was first known as the MagicJack St. Petersburg Bowl as the corporate sponsor was MagicJack. Then Beef O'Brady's stepped up as the sponsor in 2009. The bowl game became known as the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl. The restaurant ended it’s sponsorship of the bowl game in 2014.The bowl game chooses teams from the American Athletic Conference vs. either the Atlantic Coast Conference or Conference USA. That’s unless one of the conferences does not have enough bowl eligible teams, in that case the Mid-American or Sun Belt Conference are eligible to send a team.
ACC vs. American Annapolis, MD
Navy-Marine Corps. Stadium
The Military Bowl was previously known as the EagleBank Bowl. It’s an annual NCAA Division I FBS college football bowl game played since 2008. The game was held at RFK Stadium through 2012. It was then moved to Navy/Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland for the 2013 game.
The Military Bowl game used to feature a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference/ACC and a team from Conference USA/C-USA or one of the various service academies. In the 2013 the game was one of C-USA's official bowl tie-ins. But the 2014-2019 games will invite eligible teams from the American Athletic Conference and ACC. The Military Bowl is one of the two FBS bowls held in the Northeast; the other is the Pinstripe Bowl. The Military Bowl was originally sponsored by financial institution EagleBank. After that Northrop Grumman became its sponsor in 2010 and it was renamed the Military Bowl.
Hyundai Sun Bowl
ACC vs. Pac-12 El Paso, TX
Sun Bowl Stadium
The Sun Bowl is a U.S. college football bowl game that is played at the end of December in El Paso, Texas. The Sun Bowl, the Sugar Bowl and the Orange Bowl are the 2nd oldest bowl games in the country … the Rose Bowl, which was first played 1902, is the oldest. Games are played at Sun Bowl Stadium at the University of Texas at El Paso. The first three were played at El Paso High School stadium (1935–1937), and then switched to Kidd Field until the present stadium was ready in 1963.
The game's sponsored title is the Hyundai Sun Bowl, which became the name after Hyundai Motor Company bought naming rights from Helen of Troy Limited in 2010. Hyundai is the fourth title sponsor of the Sun Bowl, after Helen of Troy with its Vitalis and Brut brands.
Duck Commander Independence Bowl
ACC vs. SEC Shreveport, LA
The Independence Bowl is a post-season NCAA Division I college football bowl game that is played at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Independence Bowl was named because it was first played on the United States bicentennial year, 1976. It was formally known as the AdvoCare V100 Bowl in 2013. But starting in 2014 it will be sponsored by Duck Commander and will therefore be called the Duck Commander Independence Bowl.
ACC/Notre Dame vs. Big Ten Bronx, NY
The Pinstripe Bowl is a NCAA Division I FBS college football bowl game that is played at Yankee Stadium in New York City. The Pinstripe Bowl is organized by the New York Yankees Baseball franchise. The Pinstripe Bowl is currently affiliated with the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big Ten Conference. ESPN has television and radio rights for the game through 2015 so look for scheduling on the ESPN site.
To the winner of the game goes the George M. Steinbrenner Trophy and the David C. Koch MVP Trophy is awarded to the bowl's most valuable player. The Pinstripe Bowl is one of the two FBS bowls held in the Northeast, the other being the Military Bowl.
National University Holiday Bowl
Big Ten vs. Pac-12 San Diego, CA
The 2018 Holiday Bowl will be played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The 2018 Holiday Bowl will feature a team from the Big Ten Conference and a team from the Pacific-12 Conference.
AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Big 12 vs. SEC Memphis, TN
The Liberty Bowl is a college football bowl game played in late December/early January since 1959. Since 1965 the game has been held at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis-based auto parts retailer AutoZone has sponsored the game since 2004.
Russell Athletic Bowl
ACC vs. Big 12 Orlando, FL
Florida Citrus Bowl
The Russell Athletic Bowl is a college football bowl game that is played in Orlando, Florida, at the Citrus Bowl. The Russell Athletic Bowl is operated by Florida Citrus Sports, a non-profit group that also organizes the Capital One Bowl and Florida Classic. The Russell Athletic Bowl was founded in 1990 by Raycom and was originally played at Joe Robbie Stadium outside of the city of Miami. In the past this bowl game has gone by the names Blockbuster Bowl, CarQuest Bowl, and the MicronPC Bowl.
In 2001, the bowl rights were sold and it changed hands … it was then relocated to Orlando. For a short time it was known as the Tangerine Bowl then it was known as the Capital One Bowl. In 2004 the Foot Locker, which is the parent company of Champs Sports, bought the naming rights. At which time they named it the Champs Sports Bowl. Then in June 2012 Russell Athletic purchased the naming rights for the 2012-2015 games. This bowl game currently has close relationships with the ACC and Big 12.
AdvoCare Texas Bowl
Big 12 vs. SEC Houston, TX
The Texas Bowl, which is officially known now as the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl, was formerly known as the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas. It’s a post-season NCAA Division I FBS college football bowl game that was first played in 2006 in Houston, Texas. The AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl replaced the Houston Bowl. The first bowl game in Houston was the Bluebonnet Bowl which was played from 1959 through 1987.
Franklin Amer. Mort. Music City Bowl
ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Nashville, TN
The Music City Bowl is a post-season American college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played in Nashville, Tennessee, since 1998.
The first Music City Bowl was played at Vanderbilt Stadium in 1998. Beginning in 1999, the game was moved to the just completed home stadium of the Tennessee Titans, now known as LP Field. Bridgestone ended its sponsorship following the 2007 game. Then beginning with the 2010 game … Franklin American Mortgage bought the sponsorship.
The new name is the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. The game features a matchup between teams of the Southeastern Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference. Starting in 2014, the Music City Bowl shares its tie in with the TaxSlayer Bowl; the Music City Bowl receives second choice of either an ACC or Big Ten team.
ACC vs. SEC Charlotte, NC
Bank of America Stadium
The Belk Bowl is a college football bowl game played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Belk Bowl game currently features a matchup between the Atlantic Coast Conference/ACC and the Southeastern Conference/SEC. Starting in 2014, the Belk Bowl will have the 2nd pooled selection from the Atlantic Coast Conference paired against the 2nd pooled selection in the Southeastern Conference after the College Football Playoff.
Foster Farms Bowl
Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Santa Clara, CA
The Foster Farms Bowl is a post-season college football bowl game sanctioned by the NCAA that has been played since 2002. The Foster Farms Bowl game is currently sponsored by the Foster Farms poultry company. It was known in the past as the Fight Hunger Bowl, before that the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl as it was sponsored by Kraft Foods … then before that as the Emerald Bowl and before that as the Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl for it’s sponsor, Diamond Foods. The bowl game was played at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. For the 2014 season, teams will come from the Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences and the game will be played at the new Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, in Santa Clara, California.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
At-Large vs. At-Large Atlanta, GA
The Peach Bowl is officially known as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, which is played in Atlanta, Georgia since December 1968. Since 1992, the Georgia Dome has played host. Once the new Atlanta Stadium is finished it will begin hosting the game in the 2017-18 season. In the 2014 season, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will feature College Football Playoff match ups the teams will be selected by the CFP selection committee.
Vizio Fiesta Bowl
At-Large vs. At-Large Glendale, AZ
U. of Phoenix Stadium
The Fiesta Bowl is a college football bowl game played yearly at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Between 1971 and 2006, the game was hosted in Tempe, Arizona at Sun Devil Stadium. Beginning in 1996 until 2014, Frito-Lay was the bowl game’s sponsor using its Tostitos tortilla chip brand. Past sponsors include Sunkist and IBM. Frito Lay ended their sponsoring of the bowl in 1998. The Fiesta Bowl then became part of the Bowl Championship Series/BCS.
Beginning with the 2014 season the Fiesta Bowl became a member of College Football Playoff who will be hosting a semifinal game every three years. The CFP Selection Committee will select all the teams playing in this bowl. In September 2014 Vizio was announced as the new sponsor for the Fiesta Bowl thus it’s now being called the Vizio Fiesta Bowl.
Capital One Orange Bowl
ACC Champ/A-L vs. B1G/SEC/ND Miami Gardens, FL
Sun Life Stadium
The Orange Bowl is a college football bowl game played at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Capital One and part of the College Football Playoff sponsor this bowl game. The Capital One Orange Bowl has been played since January 1935 and it celebrated its 75th game in January 2009. The Capital One Orange Bowl, along with the Sugar Bowl and the Sun Bowl are the second oldest bowl games in the country behind the Rose Bowl. Since 2007 the Orange Bowl has played host to the Atlantic Coast Conference champion.
The Capital One Orange Bowl was known previously as the Discover Orange Bowl, since Discover Financial was title sponsor. Before that it had been called the FedEx Orange Bowl as FedEx sponsored the event. In September 2014, Capital One was announced as the new title sponsor of the Orange Bowl.
Big Ten vs. SEC Tampa, FL
Raymond James Stadium
The Outback Bowl is played on New Year's Day at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Outback Steakhouse became the game's sponsor in 1995. The Outback Bowl has matched teams from the SEC and the Big Ten each year since. The Outback Bowl announced that it has extended its contract with the Big Ten Conference through the 2013 football season and with the Southeastern Conference through the 2014 game. They get the third pick of teams from the Big Ten to face the third pick from the SEC. The Outback Bowl and the Cotton Bowl Classic both pick third after the BCS and the Capital One Bowl. Due to geographical considerations the Outback Bowl selects from the SEC's Eastern Division.
Goodyear Cotton Bowl
At-Large vs. At-Large Arlington, TX
The Cotton Bowl Classic is one of six premier bowl games that are part of the new College Football Playoff. Currently, the CFP Selection Committee will select the two teams playing in the Cotton Bowl. Until this year, the Cotton Bowl selected its teams after the participants in the five Bowl Championship Series (BCS) games and the Capital One Bowl had been selected. The Cotton Bowl organizers chose from the remaining Big 12 teams and usually chose the conference's runner up. Then that team was usually paired with the SEC West's second place team. The Cotton bowl game moved to Cowboys Stadium in nearby Arlington in January 2010. In November 2014, it was announced that Goodyear had become the new sponsor of the game now known as the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Orlando, FL
Florida Citrus Bowl
The Citrus Bowl, also known as the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl since BWW sponsor the game, is played in Orlando, Florida at the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium. It used to be known as the Tangerine Bowl, then the Florida Citrus Bowl and until this year the Capital One Bowl. The bowl game is operated by Florida Citrus Sports, a not for profit group that also organizes the Russell Athletic Bowl and Florida Classic. It has become one of the esteemed bowls; the Citrus Bowl is played on the New Year's Day, just before the Rose Bowl. Currently, the Citrus bowl has agreements with the SEC and the Big Ten, holding the first selection after the College Football Playoff selection process for both conferences.
Rose Bowl Game
Playoff Semifinal Game Pasadena, CA
The Rose Bowl is a yearly American college football bowl game that’s played on New Year's Day at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The Rose Bowl has a nickname … "The Granddaddy of Them All" as it’s the oldest bowl game and was first played in 1902. It also is the highest attended college football bowl game. It’s also a part of the Tournament of Roses "America's New Year Celebration", which produces the historic Tournament of Roses Parade. In 2014 … the Rose Bowl Game celebrated its 100th game. The Rose Bowl Game has hosted the conference champions from the Big Ten and Pacific-12 conferences unless the teams or the game are involved in the national championship. The Rose Bowl Game will host one of the College Football Playoff semifinals every three years, beginning with the 2015 Rose Bowl.
Allstate Sugar Bowl
Playoff Semifinal Game New Orleans, LA
The Sugar Bowl is a yearly college football bowl game played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Sugar Bowl has been played yearly since January 1935. The Sugar Bowl, the Orange Bowl and the Sun Bowl, are the second oldest bowl games, behind the Rose Bowl. The Sugar Bowl is also a member of the BCS. Its official title is the Allstate Sugar Bowl since they are currently sponsoring the game. The relationship between the Sugar Bowl and the SEC has become even more solidified as of late. As a member of the Bowl Championship Series, the Sugar Bowl hosted the BCS National Championship Game twice. But from the 2006 season to the 2013 season, the BCS National Championship Game had been an event that has stood on it’s own, usually one week after the New Year's Day bowl games.
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
American vs. Army/Big 12 Fort Worth, TX
Amon G. Carter Stadium
The Armed Forces Bowl is now the official Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl since they are now sponsoring the game. It is a yearly postseason college football bowl game. It was Originally known as the PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl. Then Bell Helicopter Textron took over sponsorship and the game became officially known as the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. In 2014, Lockheed Martin took over as the game's sponsor.
The game is played at the Amon G. Carter Stadium at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. It features teams from a number of collegiate football conferences and both of the D I independent military academies/Army and Navy are eligible if either the MWC or C-USA cannot provide a bowl eligible team … the third football playing military academy the Air Force, plays in the MWC. The Armed Forces Bowl has signed multi year agreements with the American Athletic Conference, Big Ten Conference, Big 12 Conference, Mountain West Conference, Army and Navy to set bowl match-ups for the next six seasons.
ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Jacksonville, FL
The TaxSlayer Bowl game is a yearly college football bowl game played at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. It was originally named the Gator Bowl. This bowl game has been played since 1946. TaxSlayer.com became the game’s sponsor in 2011 then the bowl took its current name in 2014 after a new contract was signed. The Taxslayer Bowl is operated by Gator Bowl Sports.
Valero Alamo Bowl
Big 12 vs. Pac-12 San Antonio, TX
The Valero Alamo Bowl is a NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision college football bowl game played annually since 1993 in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, United States. The current champions are the Oregon Ducks. Since 2010 the Valero Alamo Bowl matches the second choice team from the Pacific-12 Conference and the third choice team from the Big 12 Conference. The Valero Alamo Bowl was originally known as the Builders Square Alamo Bowl. Then as the Sylvania Alamo Bowl and before that the MasterCard Alamo Bowl. In 2007 the Alamo Bowl announced a partnership with San Antonio-based Valero Energy Corporation and the bowl's full name was changed to the Valero Alamo Bowl.
Big 12 #5 vs. Pac-12 #6 Tempe, AZ
Sun Devil Stadium
The Cactus Bowl, which was formerly the Snow Bowl, is a post-season college football exhibition game played each January in Kingsville, Texas. It highlights the best collegiate players who have completed their eligibility in NCAA Division II. It started in 1994 at the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota then the game moved to Javelina Stadium at the Texas A&M University in 2001. The roster consist usually of 88 players give the NFL scouts a chance to view Division II talent, which earned its slogan of "the best players you've never seen." The bowl's management has said that more than 100 players have signed with the NFL. All profits go to the Shriners Hospital.
SEC vs. American Birmingham, AL
The Birmingham Bowl, which used to be known as the PapaJohns.com Bowl and before that the BBVA Compass Bowl. Is a post-season NCAA sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game approved in April 2006 and played yearly at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. The game was sponsored by BBVA Compass, which is based in Birmingham. The game formerly promoted by Papa John's Pizza though they declined to renew the sponsorship in 2010. So the bowl name reverted to its name before the announcement of the Compass deal … the Birmingham Bowl.
Arkansas State vs. MAC Mobile, AL
The GoDaddy Bowl is a postseason NCAA sanctioned Division I FBS college football bowl game that has been played at Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama since 1999. The bowl currently matches teams from the Sun Belt Conference and the Mid-American Conference.
The bowl game was previously known as the Mobile Alabama Bowl. Then it was then known as the GMAC Bowl when its corporate sponsorship was GMAC Financial Services. Now it is known as the GoDaddy.com Bowl since Go Daddy took over sponsorship. The 2013 edition of the GoDaddy.com Bowl was played on January 6, 2013, and featured No. 25 Kent State from the MAC and Arkansas State from the Sun Belt. In May 2013, GoDaddy announced for a better fit with new generic top level domain extensions being rolled out later in the year that they dropped the ".com" from the bowl's name, rebranding it as the GoDaddy Bowl.
College Football Championship Game
Semifinal Winner vs. Semifinal Winner Arlington, TX
The College Football Championship Game is now the official name for the new college football championship game of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The rebranding is part of the establishment of the College Football Playoff that will begin at the end of the 2014 college football season. The prior Bowl Championship Series-BCS, the game was known as the BCS National Championship Game. The participants in the title game will be the winners of two semifinal games between the nation's top four teams, as chosen by the College Football Playoff selection committee. This will be the first time that the top end NCAA football championship will be determined by a bracket competition.
Where each year's championship game will be is going to be determined by the playoff group's leaders. Who will consider bids to host the Championship from various cities and will then make a final selection similar to the Super Bowl or the NCAA Final Four. Group leaders say the championship game will be in a different city each year. Also, the cities cannot host both a semifinal game and the title game in the same year. The AT&T Stadium, an NFL stadium in Arlington, Texas, was picked to host the first game in January 2015. The Champion of the game will be awarded a new championship trophy instead of the usual ”crystal football”. Which has been given since 1986 … the officials wanted a new trophy that was completely unique from the previous BCS championship system. The new College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy is going to be sponsored by Dr. Pepper, which bought the sponsorship rights through 2020.
Info about some NCAA College Football Teams:
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
Ohio State University is home to the Ohio State Buckeyes. This team can be found on the school’s main campus in Columbus, Ohio, and it competes in the Big Ten Conference. Urban Meyer is the current head coach of this team.
The Buckeyes are known for their incredible history, dating back to the school’s first season in 1890. To date, the team holds an all-time record of 878-320-53, 37 conference titles, eight national titles, and 10 undefeated seasons, six of those being perfect seasons. The school also produced seven Heisman winners, including Troy Smith, Archie Griffin, and Eddie George.
The Buckeyes wear uniforms of scarlet and gray, the school colors, with the logo imprinted on the front of the jerseys. These are the same colors that Brutus Buckeye, the costumed mascot, wears when he makes his appearance during game day.
The Buckeyes play home games at Ohio Stadium, which is known as The Horseshoe to fans and students alike. It is housed on the OSU campus in Columbus, Ohio and has also been a concert venue for such acts as U2, the Rolling Stones, and more.
The stadium currently seats more than 104,000 fans and has a rowdy, loud, and boisterous atmosphere. This atmosphere can become intense when the Buckeyes are facing off against rival teams like the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Michigan Wolverines.
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
The University of Notre Dame might be the most famous collegiate football team in the country. It is located in Notre Dame, Indiana and is an Independent within the NCAA, although the team does play five games a year in the ACC. The team is coached by Brian Kelly.
The Fighting Irish is known for having a long history of victory, dating back to the team’s first season in 1887. It holds 13 national championship titles, second only to the USC Trojans, and also has produced 486 NFL players. The team has also produced seven Heisman winners, including Paul Hornung, John Huarte, and Tim Brown.
The team’s outfits are supplied by Under Armour and proudly display the school colors of green and gold. The school’s logo is featured on the sleeves of each uniform, and can also be seen on the team’s mascot, the Notre Dame Leprechaun.
All home games are played at Notre Dame Stadium, where the Fighting Irish enjoy a seating capacity of over 80,000. The football team is the most loved team on campus, and events are regularly sold out. The atmosphere during game day can be light-hearted and enthusiastic, but it can also be downright intimidating for visiting rivals, such as the USC Trojans and the Michigan State Spartans.
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
The University of Alabama’s football team is known as the Alabama Crimson Tide, and it is one of the most beloved football teams in the NCAA. It is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, at the institution’s main campus and is part of the SEC Conference. Nick Saban has just celebrated his tenth year coaching the team.
This university has one of the best histories in college football. Since beginning the team in 1892, the school has gone on to win 16 national titles and 29 conference titles. The school also holds the record for the most NCAA post-season bowl appearances, coming in at 62 appearances. The school produced two Heisman winners in Mark Ingram and Derrick Henry and 64 All-Americans.
The team’s uniforms are covered in crimson and white, the school colors, with the university logo emblazoned on the sides of the helmet. Big Al, the school’s costumed elephant mascot, also wears school colors and travels with the team.
All of the Alabama Crimson Tide home games are played at the Bryant-Denny Stadium, which is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It holds over 101,000 fans during game days and is known to be one of the loudest stadium atmospheres in the country. It is also a competitive atmosphere during rival games when the team faces off against the Auburn Tigers or the LSU Tigers.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
The University of Southern California is home to the USC Trojans, one of the best football teams in America. It is located in Los Angeles, California, and is part of the Pac-12 Conference. Clay Helton is in his third year of head coach of the team.
The USC Trojans are well known for a storied history of victories, dating back to 1888, when the team was first created. The school has won 11 national championships and has produced nearly 500 NFL players. The school also holds the record for most Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees, with the number being 12.
This school’s colors are featured predominantly on the USC Trojans’ uniforms.The cardinal and gold colored uniforms feature the a Trojan helmet on the right side of the helmet and are supplied by Nike. The school’s mascot, Traveler, often wears the colors while riding a white horse at games.
The USC Trojans play their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which fits 93,000 fans in its stands. The school is known for having a vibrant and competitive atmosphere during game day, especially when facing off against their rivals, the UCLA Bruins and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
The University of Oklahoma is home to perhaps one of the best-loved and most recognized college football teams in America. The Oklahoma Sooners is located at the school’s main campus in Norman, Oklahoma, and is a member of the Big 12 Conference. The current head coach is Bob Stoops, who is celebrating his 18th year in the position. The Oklahoma Sooners have been a largely successful team since its inception in 1895. To date, the school has claimed seven national titles and 45 conference titles. The football program has all produced 154 All-Americans and five Heisman winners, including Sam Bradford, Adrian Peterson, and Jason White.
The team’s uniforms are adorned with crimson and cream, the school’s colors. The school’s logo is imprinted on the helmets and the front of each jersey has the team name across the chest. The colors are also used for the school’s mascot, the Sooner Schooner, which is driven across the field every home game by the RUF/NEKS spirit team.
The Oklahoma Sooners play their home games at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium that is located on campus in Norman, Oklahoma. It is a large stadium that can fit up to 84,000 people, although there is a standing record for having over 87,000 fans in attendance.
The game day atmosphere at the stadium can be loud, light-hearted, and rambunctious. Games are a big part of life at OU, so students make a point to be at the home games, giving support to the team. And for many die-hard fans, games against rivals like the Oklahoma State Cowboys are ones not to be missed, ensuring that the stadium atmosphere is tense and intimidating for visiting teams.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
The University of Michigan houses the Michigan Wolverines. This team is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is part of the Big Ten Conference. The head coach is Jim Harbaugh.
This school is known for a few things, with attendance being one of the most prominent features of the school. Attendance records are continuously broken at the team’s home games. The team is also known for having the most all-times wins out of any football team, with an all-time record of 929-331-36. The team has produced three Heisman winners, including Tom Harmon and Charles Woodson.
The uniforms for the Michigan Wolverines are outfitted by Nike and use the school colors of maize and blue for decoration. The helmets feature wings and are iconic emblems of collegiate football. Biff, the school mascot, also wears the colors during games.
Michigan Stadium is where all of the home games are played. Currently, the stadium can seat over 107,000 fans, but it has been known to stretch to fit 115,000 fans. This stadium is known for having a ferocious and enthusiastic atmosphere on game day, particularly when the school faces off against its rivals like the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Ohio State Buckeyes, or Michigan State Spartans.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
The University of Texas houses the Texas Longhorns. It is located in Austin, Texas, and is part of the Big 12 Conference. This team is currently coached by Charlie Strong.
The Texas Longhorns, which held their first season in 1893, is known for having a record 108 winning seasons out of 122 seasons altogether. It also is known for producing two Heisman winners: Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams. The school currently has an all-time record of 888-352-33.
The school’s uniforms are iconic and utilize the school colors of burnt orange and white. The symbol for the school, the Longhorn, is imprinted on the right side of each helmet. This is fitting, as the school’s live mascot, Bevo, is actually a Texas Longhorn steer.
The school’s home games are played at the Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, also known as the Memorial Stadium. It seats over 100,000 fans during game days and is one of the most unfriendly and rowdy atmospheres for visiting teams. The tensions can run high during rival games, particularly when the school faces off against an arch-rival like the Texas A&M Aggies.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
The University of Nebraska is home to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. This team is part of the Big Ten Conference and can be found in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the school’s flagship institution. Mike Riley is the current head coach of this team.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers is just one of ten teams in total to win more than 800 games, with an all-time record of 884-368-40. The team also claims five national championships and 46 conference championships. The team also produced dozens of NFL players and Heisman winners such as Johnny Rodgers, Eric Crouch, and Bobby Reynolds.
The team wears uniforms outfitted by Adidas in the school colors of scarlet and cream. The school’s logo is emblazoned on the left side of all of the helmets. The school’s two costumed mascots, Lil’Red and Herbie Husker, also wear the school’s logos on their outfits.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers play their home games at Memorial Stadium, which is located on the school’s main campus. This team is so beloved by the school that it holds the record for the most consecutive sellout games, which currently stands at over 350. Students often wear red on game days as part of an intimidation tactic against rivals such as the Wisconsin Badgers, the Miami Hurricanes, and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
The LSU Tigers, also known as the Fighting Tigers, are the Louisiana State University’s sports team. This team is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and it competes in the SEC Conference. Ed Orgeron is serving as the interim coach for the foreseeable future.
This team is known for having one of the best all-time records, which currently sits at 771-405-47. The LSU Tigers have also won three national championships and has over 40 former players currently active in the NFL, including Patrick Peterson and Odell Beckham, Jr.
The team’s uniforms use the school colors of purple and gold on all alternate and mainstay uniforms. The school’s logo is printed on the right side of each helmet, and the color pattern and logo can also be seen on the school’s costumed mascot, Mike the Tiger. There is also a live Bengal Tiger that is known as Mike the Tiger.
The LSU Tigers play their homes games at Tiger Stadium, which is housed at the school’s main campus. It is known as Death Valley to fans, as it has an imposing presence for visiting teams. The stadium can reasonably seat over 102,000 fans, as is the case when the team is facing a rival like the Auburn Tigers, the Arkansas Razorbacks, or the Ole Miss Rebels.
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
The Florida State Seminoles are the Florida State University’s football team. It is located in Tallahassee, Florida, and is part of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Jimbo Fisher is the team’s head coach.
The Florida State Seminoles has quite a history, including producing over 200 All-Americans and 250 NFL players. Three Heisman winners have also played for this school, including Charlie Ward, Chris Winke, and Jameis Winston. The team also has won over 500 games, including various bowl wins and is known for being one of the toughest football teams in the NCAA.
The Florida State Seminoles has one of the most iconic uniforms in the league. The jerseys all represent and pay respect to the Seminole culture by using the Native American symbols of the arrow, a man on a horse, and fire on the jersey and imprinted on the helmets. The uniforms all use the school colors, garnet and gold, to further complete the look, and these are the same colors used by Osceola and Renegade, the school’s official mascots.
The team plays all of its home games at the Doak Campbell Stadium, which is known as Doak to students. This stadium can fit just under 80,000 fans and is one of the largest brick structures in the world, after the Great Wall of China. This stadium, found on the school’s main campus, is one of the most intimidating stadiums for visiting schools, which is no doubt fueled by the loyal fanbase the team has. The atmosphere in the stadium can get heated if the school is playing one of its main rivals, including the Clemson Tigers, the Miami Hurricanes, or the Florida Gators.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
The University of Florida is home to one of the best known collegiate football teams in America. The Florida Gators is part of the SEC and is located in Gainesville, Florida. The team is coached by Jim McElwain.
This team, which was formed in 1906, has one three national championships and eight conference championships and holds an all-time record of 701-404-40. It is best known for being the producer of three Heisman Winners, include Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel, and Tim Tebow, one of the most popular football players in modern history.
The team currently has three uniforms that it changes out, based on home and away games. These are adorned with the school colors, blue and orange, and have the school logo imprinted on the right side of each helmet and on the left side of each pant. These colors are also worn by the team’s costumed mascots, Albert and Alberta Gator, which are symbolic of the school animal, the alligator.
Home games are traditionally played at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, which is known among students as “The Swamp.” It is the twelfth largest football stadium by number of seats, which currently sits just below 90,000. However, as football is a beloved sport at the school and the atmosphere is electric, attendance for these games is generally considered to top 93,000 fans. This number is often for games played against rivals such as the LSU Tigers or the Georgia Bulldogs.
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
Penn State University is where the Nittany Lions can be found. This team is housed at the school’s main campus in State College, Pennsylvania and is part of the Big Ten Conference. It is coached by James Franklin.
The Nittany Lions is one of the oldest college football teams in America, having been around since 1887. It has won two national championships and three conference championships. It has also produced one Heisman winner in John Cappalletti and 40 All-Americans.
The team wears the school’s colors of blue and white on all its uniforms. The school’s logo is emblazoned on the front of each jersey. These are the same colors that the Nittany Lion, the school’s costumed mascot, wears on its scarf during games.
The Nittany Lions call Beaver Stadium home. It is located in University Park, Pennsylvania. This stadium currently houses over 105,000 seats, making it the third-largest stadium in the entire world.
Beaver Stadium is an intimidating place for opposing teams, owing to the fact that the Nittany Lions has a devoted fan base that come out to see every home game. The stadium’s student sections have also been nationally ranked for enthusiasm, particularly as the Nittany Lions play its rivals, the Pittsburgh Panthers or the Ohio State Buckeyes.
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
The University of Tennessee is home to the Tennessee Volunteers, the school’s football team that had its first season in 1891. It is lovingly known as “UT” or “Vols” by fans. This team is located in Knoxville, Tennessee and is part of the SEC Conference. The team is coached by Butch Jones.
The Vols are known for having one of the best win-loss records in the NCAA, with the all-time record sitting at 824-367-54. The school is also known for being in the top ten best teams by number of victories in a bowl game. The school has won 13 conference championships, six national championships, and 28 bowl games. Some of the most famous football players the team has produced include Peyton Manning, Johnny Majors, and Frank Emanuel.
The school’s team is outfitted by Nike and features the colors UT orange and white, with alternate outfits for home and away games. These are the same colors worn by the Vols mascots, Smokey and Smokey X. This includes a costumed mascot and a live, Bluetick Coonhound mascot, which is cared for by the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.
The Tennessee Vols get a warm welcome every time they play a home game at Neyland Stadium. While this is the home for the football team, the stadium has also been known to house NFL exhibition games as well. It seats up to 105,000 fans per game and is considered one of the loudest stadiums in the nation. The crowd gets especially rowdy if the school is playing one of its rivals, which include the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Vanderbilt Commodores.
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
The Georgia Bulldogs make their home at the University of Georgia. The team is located at the Athens, Georgia, campus and is part of the SEC Conference. Kirby Smart is in his second year as head coach.
This university is well known for having an overall record of 788-413-54 and a bowl record of 28-19-3. The school lays claim to two national championships as well as 14 conference championships. It has also ranked in the top five by number of bowl appearances. The school has produced two Heisman winners, Frank Sinkwich and Herschel Walker, and over 65 All-Americans.
The team’s uniforms utilize the school’s colors, red and black, on both home and away uniforms. The school’s logo is also imprinted on the right side of the helmets. This uniform is worn by the school’s costumed mascot, Hairy Dawg, and is semi-replicated on the school’s live mascot, an English bulldog named Uga.
All of the school’s home games are played at Sanford Stadium, which is located on-campus in Athens. This is the tenth-largest stadium in the NCAA and can seat nearly 95,000 fans. Games generally fill the stadium with a light-hearted atmosphere, and these are popular events amongst the student body. This atmosphere changes, however, and becomes tense if the school is playing one of its three main rivals: The Florida gators, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and the Auburn Tigers.
Auburn University is home to the Auburn Tigers, the school’s football team. This team is located in Auburn, Alabama, and is a member of the Southeastern Conference. The head coach is Gus Malzahn.
The Auburn Tigers have had a tumultuous history, but it currently holds a place in the top ten most successful teams in the past 25 years as well as the past 50 years in terms of win percentages. The team, which has been competitive since 1892, also produced three Heisman winners, including Pat Sullivan, Bo Jackson, and Cam Newton. In fact, the Heisman Trophy is named after John Heisman, which coached the Auburn team himself for four years.
The team’s uniforms feature the school’s colors, navy blue and burnt orange and are made by Under Armour. Both sets of uniforms feature orange and blue stripes on the helmet, as well as the school’s logo featured prominently on the left side of the helmet. The school’s mascot, Aubie the Tiger, often wears the school colors when making appearances.
The Auburn Tigers play their home games at the Jordan-Hare Stadium, which is located right on school campus. It currently seats over 85,000 fans and is consistently named as having one of the best game-day atmospheres. This, however, has also been named one of the most intimidating places to play, especially by the school’s rivals. These rival teams include the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Georgia Bulldogs, the LSU Tigers, and the Florida Gators.
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
The Miami Hurricanes is the name given to the University of Miami’s football team. It is located in Miami Gardens, Florida, and competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The head coach is Mark Richt.
The team is best known for its ability to produce stellar NFL players. Two former players have won the Heisman and nine have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. The school also holds the record for the largest number of alumni that are currently active in the NFL, with that number being 42.
The Miami Hurricanes are currently outfitted by Adidas and wear the colors green and orange for all games, with alternate outfits for both home and away games. The school’s mascot is the costumed mascot Sebastian the Ibis, which is a marsh bird. Sebastian the Ibis always wears a Hurricanes jersey with the number zero featured prominently on the front.
The team shares its home stadium, the Hard Rock Stadium, with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. This facility can hold up to 65,000 fans, which is a good thing, as the team has a fervent fanbase among the college community. Home games are especially important when the team is playing against its rivals, the Florida Gators, the Florida State Seminoles, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, or the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
Texas A&M University is home to the Texas Aggies, or Aggies as the fans endeavor to call them. This team is part of the SEC Conference and is located in College Station, Texas. The Aggies are currently coached by Kevin Sumlin.
The Aggies holds 18 conference titles and three national titles. It is also known as the college football team of John David Crow and Johnny Manziel, both of which are Heisman Winners. The team has also further produced 22 All-Americans.
The Aggies have always historically worn maroon and white uniforms with the schools logo printed on the right side of the helmets. The outline of the state of Texas can also be seen on the left side of the pants with the logo nestled inside.
Reveille, the school’s live mascot, wears the school colors. She is a Rough Collie and has always historically been female. Reveille is the highest-ranking member of the Corps of Cadets, which can be found at the school.
Home games are traditionally huge events at Texas A&M, and are often the most anticipated events of the year. All home games are played at Kyle Field, which is one of the largest college stadiums in the country. It can seat 102,000 people, although it has been known to seat up to 110,000 people when playing rivals such as the Texas Longhorns, the Arkansas Razorbacks, or the LSU Tigers.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
The Wisconsin Badgers are the University of Wisconsin’s football team. The team is located in Madison, Wisconsin and is part of the Big Ten Conference. The team is coached by Paul Chryst.
This team has been competitive since 1889, although it was first formed in 1896. It has an all-time record of 678-486-53 and has produced two Heisman winners, Alan Ameche and Ron Dayne. The team has also had a total of ten former players inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
The Wisconsin Badgers wear uniforms made by Under Armour. The team wears the school colors, cardinal red and white, with a central stripe and the school’s logo emblazoned on the helmet. The school’s mascot, Bucky Badger, also wears the school colors, but opts for a striped sweater with the school’s logo front and center.
Home games for the Wisconsin Badgers are played at the Camp Randall Stadium, which is the oldest stadium in the Big Ten Conference. It is also one of the 50 largest stadiums in the world and can seat over 80,000 fans.
This stadium is known for having an electric and sometimes overly-enthusiastic atmosphere, which was punctuated by the famous Camp Randall Crush in 1993. However, the fans have toned down a bit in recent years; the exception to this rule is when the school plays one of its rivals, which include the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Clemson University is home to the Clemson Tigers, also known simply as the Tigers. The team is located in Clemson, South Carolina, and is part of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tigers are coached by Dabo Swinney, who is celebrating his tenth year as head coach.
This school is best known for having accumulated over 700 wins since it was first formed in 1896. The Tigers have won 21 conference championships and four divisional titles since 2005 and have produced over 200 players that have gone into the NFL. This was the college team for Jeff Davis, Banks McFadden, and Terry Kinard.
The Clemson Tigers wear uniforms made of orange, white, and regalia, the school’s colors. The helmets are adorned with a white and regalia stripe and a white paw, symbolizing the school’s mascot, the Tiger. The Tiger, which is a well-loved tradition in the school’s history, is a costumed mascot that travels with the team for moral support.
The school’s home stadium is located on campus in Clemson, South Carolina. It currently has over 81,000 seats. It is most popularly known as “Death Valley,” a moniker given to the stadium owing to the fact that the Tigers hold a record of 227-88-7 there. It is a loud stadium that is known for getting rowdy, especially when the team is playing against one of its rivals, such as the South Carolina Gamecocks, the Florida State Seminoles, or the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
The Oregon Ducks are the University of Oregon’s football team. The team, which is located in Eugene, Oregon, belongs to the Pac-12 Conference and its head coach is Mark Helfrich. This school holds four division titles, 12 conference titles, and has produced one Heisman winner and eight All-Americans.
The team is best known for its dynamic and changing uniforms, resulting in new designs on an almost yearly basis. While the colors change from year to year, the school tries to incorporate wings and feathers and the colors green and gold into each uniform when possible.
It helps as well that the team’s mascot, known as The Oregon Duck, or Puddles, wears a similar outfit of green and gold when it makes appearances at sporting events. The school even has a special licensing agreement with Disney to use the likeness of Donald Duck for its mascot.
Autzen Stadium is the home stadium for the Oregon Ducks. It can seat up to 60,000 for games. It is a loud environment that can also be quite intimidating to casual football fans, as the team has enthusiastic support at home. The stadium, at times, can be hostile to visiting teams, especially the school’s two biggest rivals, the Oregon State Beavers and the Washington Huskies.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
The University of Washington is home to the Washington Huskies. This team is located in Seattle, Washington, and is a member of the Pac-12 Conference. The school is best known for having one of the longest-running winning streaks in the nation, including a 27-season winning streak between the late 1970s and the early 2000s. It is also known for being one of the best producers of quarterbacks for the NFL, listing 17 out of the last 20 team quarterbacks that have gone on to the NFL. This team is coached by Chris Petersen.
The Washington Huskies wear uniforms designed by Nike that utilize the school’s colors, purple and gold, as well as white. There are also variations on the uniforms for home and away games. This school’s mascot is Dubs, Harry the Husky, a costumed mascot that accompanies the team to all games.
The team plays all of its home games at the Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium, which is located on campus. The stadium is located right next to Lake Washington and is one of the largest college stadiums in the Pacific Northwest, seating just over 70,000 people. It is also known as one of the most rambunctious and loudest stadiums in the country, especially when the team is squaring off against one of its rivals, including the Washington State Cougars and the Oregon Ducks.
UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES
The University of California at Los Angeles houses the UCLA Bruins. The team is best known for always being ranked in the top ten of every AP Poll of football teams at least once every decade. The team, which is located in Pasadena, California, plays in the Pac-12 division and is coached by Jim Mora.
The UCLA Bruins have a long and storied history of wins, most notably through the coaching efforts of Terry Donahue, who lead the school to a 151-74-8 record during the 1980s and 90s. The school is also known for producing nearly 30 first-round picks in the NFL draft as well as being the college team of Heisman winner Gary Beban.
The UCLA Bruins wear uniforms made of “true blue,” a color made especially for the school, and gold. The team’s mascot, Joe Bruin, also wears a similar outfit when he makes an appearance at any UCLA event.
The team is housed at the Rose Bowl Stadium, which can reasonably fit nearly 95,000 people. Home games are an important event, with games generally being filled to capacity. This is especially true if the Bruins are playing their rivals, the USC Trojans.
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Michigan State University’s football team, the Spartans, represent the school in the Big Ten Conference. The school is known for winning six national championships and nine conference championships, the last coming in 2015. This team, which is located in East Lansing, Michigan, and has been coached by Mark Dantonio for the past ten years.
MSU’s Spartans began as an intramural sports club in 1885 and didn’t receive varsity status until 1896. It saw its heyday during the 1950s when the schools was considered the nation’s football factory, turning out some of the best players in the game.
The Spartans wear uniforms that are green, white and gold. There are different variations of the uniform, depending on whether the team is playing a home or away game. The team is accompanied to every game by Sparty, the school’s mascot. This is a large, muscular male Spartan warrior dressed in Greek costumes that utilize the school colors.
The Spartan Stadium is where the Michigan Spartans play every home game, and it is located right on school campus. It is the Big Ten’s sixth-largest stadium and can comfortably sit 75,000 people.
This is great news for the Spartans, as the school has a large fan base at home. In fact, the school is considered to be in the top 25 teams based on game attendance. The most popular games are those played by the schools’ rivals, which include Notre Dame, Indiana, the University of Michigan Wolverines, and Penn State. As of 2015, MSU holds all trophies won in these annual games.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
The University of Arkansas is home to the Arkansas Razorbacks, a team that is counted among the top 25 teams in number of wins in college football history. This team, which is located at the school’s flagship campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is coached by Bret Bielema, who has held the position since 2013. The school plays in the Southeastern Conference.
The Arkansas Razorbacks hold a record of 13 conference championships and has been the team for 45 All-Americans. This is an astounding record for a team that has been in operation since 1894. The most famous coach for the Razorbacks was Frank Broyles, who served in the position of head coach from 1958 to 1976, the period in which the Razorbacks found glory at the conference and national stages.
The Razorbacks, which are also known as the Hogs, wear jerseys that are cardinal red and white that were designed by Nike. The school’s mascot is named Tusk, a live Russian boar, who is a staple at the team’s home games. The current live mascot, named Tusk IV, has his own indoor and outdoor home located in Dardanelle, Arkansas.
The Razorbacks make use of two different stadiums. The main stadium is the Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium that is located near the school’s main campus, which seats up to 80,000 people per game. The second stadium is the War Memorial Stadium, which is the secondary home for the Razorbacks and is generally used during Conference games.
Razorback games are filled with excitement and anticipation, making for a great atmosphere during the games. Die-hard fans always make the trip to see the Razorbacks play their well-known rivals, such as the Ole Miss Rebels, the LSU Tigers, the Texas A&M Aggies, the Missouri Tigers, and the Texas Longhorns. The latter, along with the Ole Miss Rebels, are thought to be the school’s fiercest rivals, although the last match-up against the Texas Longhorns was in 2014.
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
The University of Pittsburgh and football are inseparable. The school, which is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has had a football team since 1890, and it is known for its involvement in making changes to the sport, including desegregating the Sugar Bowl. The team, known as the Pittsburgh Panthers, are coached by Pat Narduzzi. The school plays in the Atlantic Coast Conference of the NCAA.
The Pitt Panthers have won nine national championships in its 116-year history, the most recent occurring in 1976. The school has always been known as one of the top 20 college football teams in the country, but its reputation is far more historic. In 1955, the University of Pittsburgh became the first team to desegregate college football when head coach John Michelosen played fullback Bobby Grier, an African-American player, in the Sugar Bowl.
The Panthers’ uniforms are adorned with blue and gold, the school colors. The mascot is the Pittsburgh Panther, also known as Roc, which can be seen in 20 different places around the school campus and football facilities.
All of the school’s home games are played in Heinz Field, the same facility used by the city’s football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. This school’s fanbase is large and enthusiastic, no doubt owing to the fact that the school enjoys health competition from rivals such as Penn State, Syracuse University, and the University of Notre Dame.