Today in College Football America History – Sept. 30

Wartburg Knights

Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Sept. 30. 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.

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So what did we do on this day in College Football America Yearbook history?

Cisco and Kilgore in action in 2013. (College Football America File Photo)

2013: Kilgore (NJCAA) vs. Cisco (NJCAA)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox has been all over the Southwest Junior College Football Conference, thanks to his time as a student at Kilgore College. The Cisco Wranglers are one of those schools you don’t hear much about in the junior college ranks, but they’ve been a part of the SWJCFC as long as Cox and College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb have been aware of junior college football. So Cox took the opportunity to pay the Wranglers a visit, since they were hosting the Rangers.

Coe and Wartburg in action in 2017. (College Football America File Photo)

2017: Coe (D3) at Wartburg (D3)

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Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins wrapped up his trip to Iowa with a drive to Waverly, Iowa, to check out a pair of Division III schools — the Coe Kohawks and the Wartburg Knights, who played on this day at Walston-Hoover Stadium, which was built in 2001. What’s great about College Football America is that for Postins, along with the rest of the staff, Coe and Wartburg were two schools they weren’t really aware of. But the two schools are part of a great group of schools in Iowa that play some of the best Division III football in the nation.

SMU and UConn in action in 2017. (College Football America File Photo)

2017: UConn (FBS) at SMU (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox stayed close to home on this Saturday, as the SMU Mustangs hosted the UConn Huskies in American Athletic Conference action. What was notable for the College Football America staff was that Postins had seen the Huskies at home a month ago, making the Huskies one of those rare teams that our staff is able to see at home and on the road in the same season.

Westminster (PA) and Thomas More in action in 2017. (College Football America File Photo)

2017: Westminster (PA) (D3) at Thomas More (D3)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb just wants to stay busy I guess. So, he figured he would try and test himself and see three games in one day. The first stop was in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, to see the Thomas More Saints host the Westminster (PA) Titans. At the time it was a conference game. But Thomas More was in the process of moving down to NAIA, so this represented one of the Saints’ final games at Division III.

Hanover and Mount St. Joseph in action in 2017. (College Football America File Photo)

2017: Hanover (D3) at Mount St. Joseph (D3)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb went from Crestview Hills, Kentucky, to Mount St. Joseph, Ohio, to see the Mount St. Joseph Lions host the Hanover Panthers. This was Webb’s first visit to Mount St. Joseph, and it was the first time we saw the Hanover Panthers, but it would not be the last. The Panthers are actually one of those teams that all three of our staff members can boast they’ve seen in person. But we’ll get to that.

Lindsey Wilson and Cincinnati Christian in action in 2017. (College Football America File Photo)

2017: Lindsey Wilson (NAIA) at Cincinnati Christian (NAIA)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb wrapped up his day in Cincinnati, Ohio, to see the Cincinnati Christian Eagles host the Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders. Cincinnati Christian made its collegiate football debut in 2017, as the program was brand new. But it didn’t last long. In 2019 the university had to close its undergrad program due to financial constraints, and that necessitated the closing of the athletic program, too. The Eagles’ run in football was, to say the least, short-lived.

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