Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Sept. 9. The staff at the College Football America Yearbook has been attending and coverings games since 2010, even before we actually had a physical yearbook to sell. Our staff travels the country to cover anywhere from 50 to 70 college football games per season. So, we’ve accumulated many games, many photos and many memories. Each day, we’ll encapsulate those memories here and include links to our photos and game coverage that will help you take a look back, too.
So what did we do on this day in College Football America Yearbook history?
2017: TCU (FBS) at Arkansas (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins made his first trip to Fayetteville, Arkansas, for a Razorbacks home game when Arkansas hosted the TCU Horned Frogs in non-conference action. At the time, Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium had construction going in one of the end zones, the result of a stadium improvement project designed to create a suite-style atmosphere in one of the end zones. But, on this day, TCU defeated Arkansas.
2017: Millsaps (D3) at Texas Wesleyan (NAIA)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox made the drive to Fort Worth, Texas, to see the Texas Wesleyan Rams face the Millsaps Majors at Farrington Field, one of the main high school stadiums in the Fort Worth Independent School District system. It was an auspicious day for the Rams, who were playing their first home football game in the program’s reboot. The Rams played football for just eight seasons in the 1930s, but won two conference titles. When the US entered World War II, Texas Wesleyan disbanded the program, and it took them more than 70 years to revive it.
2017: Middle Tennessee (FBS) at Syracuse (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb made his way to upstate New York to see one of his alma maters, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, face the Syracuse Orange in Syracuse, New York. It was Webb’s first look at the Carrier Dome, one of the most unique venues in college sports, which hosts both Syracuse football and basketball, making it the largest basketball arena in college sports. We also got to catch one of the first game with Dino Babers as head coach of the Orange.