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So what did we do on this day in College Football America Yearbook history?
2011: Delta State (D2) at North Alabama (D2)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb found himself in the middle of Gulf South Conference football action on this afternoon, as the Delta State Statemen headed over to Florence, Alabama, to face the North Alabama Lions. The Lions were at one time the pre-eminent power in Division II, winning national championships in 1993, 1994 and 1995. Delta State won a Division II national football title in 2000.
2011: USC (FBS) vs. Cal (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins was on a long vacation in the San Francisco area and caught a mid-week Pac-12 game between USC and Cal. At the time the Golden Bears’ hope in Berkeley, California, was undergoing renovations. So the Golden Bears played their home games that season at AT&T Park, the home of Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants
2012: Iowa (FBS) at Michigan State (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox was out to do the ‘Michigan Double,’ which is seeing Michigan and Michigan State in the same day. It was a rainy one across the southern part of Michigan that day, but that didn’t stop him. First stop was Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan, as the Michigan State Spartans hosted the Iowa Hawkeyes in Big Ten action.
2012: Illinois (FBS) at Michigan (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox needed just over an hour on I-94 South to get from East Lansing, Michigan, to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to catch his second game of the day in 2012, as the Michigan Wolverines hosted the Illinois Fighting Illini at Michigan State, or as the locals call it, ‘The Big House.’ It is considered the nation’s largest stadium, in terms of capacity, and has hosted events with crowds in excess of 115,000.
2012: TCU (FBS) at Baylor (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins drifted down to Floyd Casey Stadium on this afternoon to see the Baylor Bears host the TCU Horned Frogs. They call the game the ‘Revivalry,’ as both schools are faith-based, private institutions. The Bears and Horned Frogs played each other for the first time in 1899 a game that ended in a scoreless tie. The two schools are separated by an 86-mile drive down Interstate-35.
2012: Florida (FBS) at Vanderbilt (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb found his way to Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, to check out an SEC East Division showdown between Florida and Vanderbilt. Unfortunately, we have no photo gallery from this game.
2018: Minnesota (FBS) at Ohio State (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins made his first visit to Columbus, Ohio, to see an Ohio State football game, as the Buckeyes hosted the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Ohio Stadium (dubbed ‘The Horseshoe’ due to its Horseshoe design). Postins got there really early, walked the stadium, checked out the All-America Grove and more as the Buckeyes claimed a win over the Golden Gophers.
2018: Heidelberg (D3) at Otterbein (D3)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins wrapped up his day in the Columbus area with a short drive from Ohio Stadium to Westerville, Ohio, to see a Division III showdown between the Otterbein Cardinals and the Heidelberg Student Princes. Yep, the Student Princes. The school takes its distinctive nickname from an operetta of the same name composed by Sigmund Romberg.
2018: Nebraska-Kearney (D2) at Northwest Missouri State (D2)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox headed over to Maryville, Missouri, a short drive from Kansas City, Missouri, for some Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association action between the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers and the Northwest Missouri Bearcats. Maryville is not an easy place to play in Division II. The Bearcats won six national titles from 1998-2016, and the field is named for Mel Tjeerdsma, who led the Bearcats to their first three titles.
2018: Troy (FBS) at Liberty (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb made his first trip to Lynchburg, Virginia, and the home of the Liberty Flames, who by this point had made the transition from FCS football to FBS football as an independent. On this day the Flames were hosting the Troy Trojans, whose head coach at the time was Neal Brown.