The United States of America is a sport-obsessed country and American football is one of its most loved sports. The NFL is famous worldwide but college football generates the same levels of interest and even attracts more passionate fans in some regions. College football predates professional football and thrives in the towns, cities and regions that do not have the same exposure to professional teams. This all adds up to create an extremely loyal and passionate fanbase that has a deep love for their college teams. Experience American football at its core and witness the unique passion passed down from generation to generation with College American Football tickets on StubHub.
College American Football background
In November 1869, Rutgers University took on the College of New Jersey or Princeton University in the first intercollegiate football game. Since then, the game has grown at an enormous rate and college football spans the length and breadth of the USA. The National Collegiate Athletic Association oversees four levels of college football the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), Division II and Division III. The FBS remains the pinnacle of college football and contains 124 teams spread across 11 conferences with the exception of Notre Dame, Brigham Young University, Army and Navy.
Some of the strongest divisions include The Southeastern Conference which has the reputation as the best football conference, with a number of SAC teams winning national championships over the last six seasons. The Big 10, the nation's oldest conference, features Ohio State, Michigan, and Penn State. The Pac-12 features teams such as Southern Cal, Oregon and Stanford. The Atlantic Coast Conference contains heavyweights such as Miami, Virginia Tech and Florida State. There are fierce rivalries across the conferences which lead to exhilarating matchups that fans regularly look forward to.
College American Football highlights
The rivalry levels in college football are as high as ever with teams looking to assert their dominance and write their names in the annals of football history. Princeton with 28 championships and Yale with 27 currently set the pace. Fellow heavyweights Notre Dame hold 22 titles while Alabama hold 20. More recently, Clemson, Ohio State, and Florida Stare have secured titles fueling the passions of fans in those regions.
College football creates legendary levels of support with fans enjoying a special connection with their hometown heroes, college football games attract huge crowds with the SEC conference averaging an attendance of 77,694 per game in 2014. The Big Ten pulled in 66,869 fans on average, while the Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences both averaged over 50,000 in the same year. College football stimulates the emotions in ways that few other sports can, be sure to experience it all for yourself with College American Football tickets on StubHub.