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So what did we do on this day in College Football America Yearbook history?
2011: Central Michigan (FBS) at Kent State (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb took advantage of the greatness that is MAC week by heading over to Kent State to see the Golden Flashes host Center Michigan at Dix Stadium. Kent State, frankly has one of the best nicknames in Division I — the Golden Flashes. But, before they were the Golden Flashes, they were actually the Silver Foxes. They were named for the fact that the university’s president at the time, John McGilvrey, owned a silver fox ranch. The school adopted the Golden Flashes after a mascot naming contest.
2015: Ohio (FBS) at Bowling Green (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins did his own stint during MAC Week in 2015, and on this night he was in Bowling Green, Ohio, to see the Bowling Green Falcons host the Ohio Bobcats. Doyt Perry Stadium opened in 1966 and is named for a former coach and athletic director.
2017: Youngstown State (FCS) at Indiana State (FCS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb did a pair of games on this day in 2017. First, Webb was in Terre Haute, Indiana, to see the Indiana State Sycamores host the Youngstown State Penguins. Now, we know, you know Indiana State because of Larry Bird. But the Sycamores have had a football team since 1896 and counts former Pittsburg Steelers Pro Bowl offensive lineman Tunch Ilkin among its most notable alumni.
2017: Eastern Kentucky (FCS) at Eastern Illinois (FCS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb wrapped up his evening in Charleston, Illinois, to see the Eastern Illinois Panthers host the Eastern Kentucky Colonels. Eastern Illinois can claim some well-known quarterbacks. Former quarterbacks Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo went on to the NFL after winning the Walter Payton Award, given to the top offensive player in FCS. Also, NFL head coach Sean Payton was a quarterback at EIU and, along with Romo, has his number retired by the Panthers.
2017: Campbell (FCS) at Davidson (FCS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox wrapped up this day in 2017 with a trip to Davidson, North Carolina, to see the Wildcats host the Campbell Fighting Camels. Davidson, of course, is better known as the alma mater of NBA player Stephen Curry.