Rutgers won 6-4, ushering in an unprecedented era
in sport that today sees 238 schools playing Division I
collegiate football and another 520 in sub-Divisions.
At least for the moment, the epicenter of college football
is found in the Southeast and its two hallmark conferences,
the SEC and ACC, from which 10 of the last 11 national
college football champions have emerged.
For those to whom college football is an in;uencer in a
Clemson University, Clemson, SC
decision to vacation, relocate, or retire, the cities of those
two conferences have much to o;er. From Auburn and
look at four college football towns in the Southeast, with a
digest view of several others.
For shear fervor and festiveness, there is perhaps no
better college football town than Clemson, SC, especially if
orange is in your color wheel and you’d relish experiencing
the “Most Exciting 25 Seconds in College Football,” at least
according to Brent Musberger’s account of the football team’s
grand entrance from atop the end zone hill at home games.
Just imagine what those seconds will be like this fall with an
NCAA national championship under Clemson’s belt.
For Julie Holcombe Boggan, whose dad used to pack
up the family and drive from Myrtle Beach to Clemson for
Fall is College Football in
There purportedly were only 100 spectators on hand in November of 1869 at the ;rst college foot- ball game ever played, a raucous a;air that pitted the 25-man teams of Princeton and Rutgers in a game more resembling soccer/rugby/punching than today’s modern version.
By Warren Grant