Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Nov. 23. 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?
2012: Buffalo (FBS) at Bowling Green (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb checked out a neutral site Mid-American Conference game, as the Buffalo Bulls faced the Bowling Green Falcons at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. At the time it was one of the best soccer-only stadiums in the country. Today, the Crew ALREADY have a new stadium. And the Falcons are back at their own home stadium, Doyt L. Perry Stadium.
2012: USF (FBS) at Cincinnati (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb paid another visit to Nippert Stadium, the home of the Cincinnati Bearcats, as they hosted the USF Bulls in what was at the time a Big East showdown. The Bearcats, of course, have moved on from the Big East, as have the Bulls. Nippert Stadium wasn’t always Nippert Stadium. The stadium opened in 1915, and received the Nippert name in 1924 after the family of James Gamble “Jimmy” Nippert donated the funds to complete the stadium. Nippert was the grandson of James Gamble of, you know, Procter & Gamble.
2013: St. Ambrose (NAIA) at Cumberlands (KY) (NAIA)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb was at James H. Taylor II Stadium in Williamsburg, Kentucky, for this NAIA playoff matchup between the Fighting Bees and the Patriots. Cumberlands won the game, 56-28, and got all the way to the NAIA national championship game before losing to Grand View, 35-23.
2019: Harvard (FCS) at Yale (FCS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb paid our first gameday visit to the Yale Bowl to see one of the game’s most treasured rivalries, Harvard against Yale, the final game of the Ivy League schedule. Stadiums don’t get more historic than the Yale Bowl, which opened in 1914, served as the inspiration for other bowl-shaped stadium designs like Michigan Stadium and is now a National Historic Landmark.