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Old 09-16-2019, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Chiraq, Crook County
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I think the college towns in places where College football is all the state has (no pro sports team, few or no major cities, etc.) For example Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska lives and breathes Huskers football. It feels like the place shuts down outside of football season. Also I watched that game against UC Boulder; Huskers fans took over Folsom Field and turned it red.
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Old 09-16-2019, 12:09 PM
 
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I was in Syracuse on Saturday for the football game.

It has a nice gameday atmosphere similar to public universities in southern states. It is a larger university than I realized with over 22,000 students.
That is undergrad and grad students combined. There is also the adjacent SUNY-ESF campus and the SUNY Upstate Medical Center on University Hill.

Usually, when there is a big game or very good team in town for Football, the people come out. That crowd was the biggest since the Dome opened in 1980, but when the team is good or a very good team is in town, that is what you get.

Just to illustrate this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ut-Aif2L1s


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai6ApPXw2R4 (finished 25th)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m9Y_oZVlxE (went 11-0-1, finished 4th)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9CD...F&index=3&t=0s (just watch the first 6 minutes, finished 11th in the rankings)

It is 22nd all time in wins in terms of FBS programs.

You may like this preseason video series they had this year as well: https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...milia+syracuse

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Old 09-16-2019, 12:20 PM
 
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I'd go with Burlington, Vermont. UVM doesn't have a football team. The town isn't shut down with 100,000 people who didn't attend the university doing spectator sports.
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:04 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Why a smaller stadium? The massive size of LSU Tiger Stadium contributes to the awesome mood here in Baton Rouge. And fan support is definitely intense.

I'd say Auburn, Alabama is also a good college town for football despite my dislike for that team.
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:48 PM
 
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https://www.si.com/college-football/...e-towns-cities

Here's SI's current list. They might know more than we do.

Here's another ranking...https://bleacherreport.com/articles/...ountry#slide15
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Old 09-16-2019, 02:47 PM
 
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https://www.si.com/college-football/...e-towns-cities

Here's SI's current list. They might know more than we do.

Here's another ranking...https://bleacherreport.com/articles/...ountry#slide15
There are some truly laughable selections on that SI list. Columbia MO is a great college town, but their football is average at best, and has declined a lot with their move to the SEC. They lost all of their regional rivalries, and their fans just aren't that passionate.

Same for Boulder.

Madison, Austin, and College Station are all deserving entries based on my experience.
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Old 09-16-2019, 02:51 PM
 
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from the ones where i have participated (by college):

#1. LSU on Saturday Night.
#2. Ohio State in the afternoon.
#3. Clemson anytime.
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Old 09-16-2019, 03:07 PM
 
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from the ones where i have participated (by college):

#1. LSU on Saturday Night.
#2. Ohio State in the afternoon.
#3. Clemson anytime.
Clearly, you haven't been to Madison.
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Old 09-16-2019, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I think the college towns in places where College football is all the state has (no pro sports team, few or no major cities, etc.) For example Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska lives and breathes Huskers football. It feels like the place shuts down outside of football season. Also I watched that game against UC Boulder; Huskers fans took over Folsom Field and turned it red.
So true. I'm from the South and have enjoyed our SEC (and ACC) college football culture for years. Spent significant time in Omaha including an entire football season and had the same feeling. Nebraskans are serious fans when it comes to their team.
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Old 09-16-2019, 03:34 PM
 
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Clearly, you haven't been to Madison.
We get it, you love Wisconsin. Look Madison is great but it's debatable whether it's even in the top 3 in the Big 10.
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