Tallahassee is the state capitol of Florida and home to a college football hotspot. Doak Campbell Stadium is a stunning brick structure constructed with an empirical nature. The south entrance welcomes fans with the Unconquered Statue, which embodies the spirit of Seminole Nation. Florida State has cultivated a harmonious relationship with the Seminole Tribe and ensured that the courage and pride they possess are on full display during gamedays.Continue reading “FLORIDA STATE – DOAK CAMPBELL STADIUM”
The Sunshine Showdown caught fire in the 1990s when both teams combined for three national championships in a six year span. The Spurrier and Bowden years firmly planted the Gators and Seminoles into the upper crust of the college football planet. While there have been a flurry of ups and downs for both squads, these two teams have not lost their powerhouse status. This season, Florida State has surged back into the top 25, thus dropping their cloak of irrelevancy.Continue reading “Game 328: Florida @ #16 Florida State”
Pageantry and tradition ooze from every angle around Memorial Stadium on Clemson football Saturdays. Orange and purple provide the color palette for the day as tailgating tents are popped in massive numbers. Located in the northwest tip of South Carolina, Clemson University has carved its own nook out of America and become highly regarded in the world of college football. Nicknamed Death Valley, Memorial Stadium lives up to the moniker. Tiger fans are a passionate bunch, and with Clemson’s resurgence into championship relevancy, this southern campus town has become a hotspot for college football fanatics.Continue reading “CLEMSON – MEMORIAL STADIUM”
This was supposed to be a preview of the ACC championship game. Then, Miami disintegrated. Clemson is a Notre Dame meltdown from being undefeated, but their ACC title hopes and national title hopes (while faint) are still pulsating.Continue reading “Game 327: Miami @ #9 Clemson”
The first home game of the season brought a nice crowd to Lincoln Financial Field for an anticipated duel against Boston College. Most of the fans were shuttled down students from the north campus and they brought the noise. Many other Temple faithful showed a more disgruntled side as they didn’t have to wait long for their Owls to crumble against the Eagles.Continue reading “Game 305: Boston College @ Temple”
Boston College football Saturdays weave together a quaint New England atmosphere with a charged fan base of Eagle fanatics. Alumni Stadium rests in Chestnut Hill, just west of the Boston fray. A flurry of gameday activities are wedged in just outside the on-campus stadium. This is an often overlooked venue that deserves much more recognition.Continue reading “BOSTON COLLEGE – ALUMNI STADIUM”
A slowly emerging post-pandemic world provided the backdrop for Boston College’s season opener. Vaccination screening offered a new wrinkle in the pregame routine. But, it didn’t slow down the fan support inside Alumni Stadium. A sizable crowd was ready to add notable noise to this arena for the first time since 2019. There would be plenty to cheer for, as well, as a painfully mediocre Colgate team that only played two games last season played the role of opponent.Continue reading “Game 303: Colgate @ Boston College”
It’s nationally known and respected.
A dominant decade of swagger-saturated championships in the 1980s established the Miami Hurricanes as a college football stalwart. Gamedays are special here because it’s evident how much the Canes have impacted the college football world.
For most of this game, it felt like Miami was sliding toward a win. Sure, Georgia Tech had two early touchdowns, but a defensive score and a fake punt don’t make headlines for the offense. The tied score at halftime equaled the tied score at the end of regulation, and the Hurricanes just couldn’t take advantage of any second-half magic or momentum to avoid an unnecessary overtime.Continue reading “Game 294: Georgia Tech @ Miami”
Lane Stadium rests in southwest Virginia and rises high into the Blue Ridge Mountain air. There are few places more welcoming than Blacksburg, where a spirited fan base spills over with pride for their Hokies. However, a welcoming group of fans doesn’t dilute the intimidation that courses through Lane Stadium. Passion pulsates throughout gameday making Virginia Tech one of the best atmospheres in college football.Continue reading “VIRGINIA TECH – LANE STADIUM”