NCAA College Football Across the United States Brings in Crowds by the Thousands.
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 01, 2012
NCAA College Football across the United States brings crowds by the thousands. It is considered to be more popular than NFL Pro Football for a variety of reasons. The main reason is that fans enjoy watching new talent at the college level over watching the over-paid NFL football players. The NCAA College Football Schedule starts in late August/early September and can go to the beginning of February in the following year with the playing of the Bowl and Division Title games. New Bowl Games are added quite frequently by different corporate sponsors. In 2011, the NCAA Football Season went from September 1st to December 10th. There were a total of 35 Bowl Games and 5 All Star Games. The Bowl Games were played between December 17th and January 9th. The National Championship occurred at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans between LSU and Alabama.
When two colleges are located close to each other either geographically these schools will often establish a college rivalry with each other that lasts for many years. Sometimes this rivalry ends up extending to both academics and athletics. The rivalry with sports amongst two nearby schools is usually fun and good natured but it can get chaotic. The schools place a big emphasis on winning and sadly teams often do unscrupulous things in order to come out on top. Generally, there is a special trophy given to the winning team and it is not unusual for this trophy to end up being handed back and forth between the two teams.
NCAA Division 1 does not have a playoff system to find the league champion. Instead, the league has a series of "Bowl Games." The annual national champion is determined by a vote of sports writers and other non-players. This system has been challenged many times but little headway has been made given the entrenched vested economic interests in the various bowls.
A Bowl Game is a post-season game, generally in the Division I Bowl Subdivision. The first bowl game was the 1902 Rose Bowl, which was played between Michigan and Stanford; Michigan won 49-0. The term "Bowl" originated from the bowl-like shape of the legendary Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California where the Rose Bowl game is played every New Years Day.
At the Division I FBS level, teams earn the privilege to be eligible for the Bowl by winning at least 6 games during the season. They are then invited to a Bowl Game based on their conference ranking, These games are played from mid-December to early January and most of the bowl games at the end of the season are typically considered more prestigious.
In 2012, there will be many big NCAA College Football Games to look forward to. TicketsPronto(dot)com has great prices on the following key games during the 2012 College Football Season: Oklahoma vs. Texas Tickets on 10/13/12, Miami vs. Notre Dame Tickets on 10/6/12 (first matchup of these teams since 1990), Ohio State vs. Michigan State Tickets on 9/29/12, Oregon vs. USC Tickets on 11/3/12.