Today in College Football America History – Oct. 16

Louisiana Ragin Cajuns

Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Oct. 16. 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.

If you’re curious about the College Football America Yearbook, click here to take a look at past issues. Also click on CollegeFootballAmericaPR.com get the latest College Football America news and to find a link to the most current book. Until then, we’ll see you down the road.

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

The Indiana Marching Band. (College Football America file photo)

2010: Arkansas State (FBS) at Indiana (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb had spent the previous evening in Louisville, Kentucky, watching the Louisville Cardinals host the Cincinnati Bearcats. The following day, the Indiana Hoosiers were at home, hosting the Arkansas State Red Wolves in a non-conference game. Opened in 1960, this Memorial Stadium replaced the previous Memorial Stadium, which opened in 1925. One cool thing to check out if you go is the prow, mainmast, and two guns of the USS Indiana (BB-58), which can be found at the western entrance of the stadium.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish. (College Football America file photo)

2010: Western Michigan (FBS) at Notre Dame (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox and editor Matthew Postins met up in Chicago, Illinois, and the made the drive to South Bend, Indiana, for their first experience at Notre Dame Stadium, as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hosted the Western Michigan Broncos. If you haven’t done gameday at Notre Dame Stadium, it is absolutely worth the trip. And do it in mid-October when the leaves have turned brilliant colors and there’s a crisp, fall breeze in the air.

The North Texas Mean Green. (College Football America file photo)

2012: Louisiana (FBS) at UNT (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox made what seems to be an annual trip for the staff to Denton, Texas, as the North Texas Mean Green hosted the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns at Apogee Field. Back then the Mean Green were still part of the Sun Belt Conference. They would join Conference USA in 2013.

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