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So what did we do on this day in College Football America Yearbook history?
2011: Birmingham-Southern (D3) at Sewanee (D3)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb made one of his first visits to Harris Stadium, the home of Sewanee football, to see the Tigers host Birmingham-Southern. Sewanee is also known as “The University of the South” and you can trace the beginnings of football in the south to this school. It’s 1899 team went 12-0, winning 11 games by shutout and winning by an overall score of 322-10. At one time, the Tigers were also charter members of the Southeastern Conference in 1932.
2011: Harding (D2) at North Alabama (D2)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb got from Sewanee, Tennessee, to Florence, Alabama, to check out a Division II showdown between Harding and North Alabama at Braly Stadium. UNA has been an incubator for great head coaches, including Bobby Wallace, who led the Lions to three straight Division II national titles from 1993-95, as the Lions went 44-1 overall. It was the first three-peat in Division II football history.
2011: Indiana (FBS) at North Texas (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox rolled back over to brand-new Apogee Stadium in Denton, Texas, to see the North Texas Mean Green host a Big Ten team, the Indiana Hoosiers. It was the second time in three weeks Cox had made his way over to the new stadium, which replaced Fouts Field. The rest of North Texas’ athletic teams are named the Eagles. But the football team is named the Mean Green. They got the nickname from their most famous football alum, ‘Mean’ Joe Greene, who won four Super Bowl rings with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
2011: Nevada (FBS) at Texas Tech (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins made his first trip out to Lubbock, Texas, for a football game as the Texas Tech Red Raiders hosted the Nevada Wolf Pack at AT&T Jones Stadium.
2016: Southern Nazarene (D2) at Southeastern Oklahoma State (D2)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox went north of the Red River to see a Great American Conference showdown between the Southern Nazarene Crimson Storm and the Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage Storm at Paul Laird Stadium in Durant, Oklahoma. Southeastern Oklahoma State is probably best known as the alma mater of NBA legend Dennis Rodman.
2016: Georgia (FBS) at Ole Miss (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb did some time in The Grove on this day, as Ole Miss hosted Georgia at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. The Grove, of course, is one of college football’s legendary tailgating venues. In some places on campus the speed limit is 18 miles per hour and 10 miles per hour, which is how Ole Miss honors two of its most legendary players, quarterbacks Archie Manning and his son, Eli Manning.
2016: Bowling Green (FBS) at Memphis (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb paid a visit to The Liberty Bowl to see a non-conference showdown between Bowling Green and Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. The Liberty Bowl has hosted bowl games dating back to 1965, but the Liberty Bowl itself dates back to 1959 when it was played in Philadelphia. Even with the change of venue, the game is the seventh-oldest continuous bowl game in college football.