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College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies.

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A Quick Tip by kfontenot

  • Dec 12, 2011
On many occasions, these guys play with more dignity than their professional counterparts.
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December 13, 2011
Agreed! And more passion....
 
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Quick Tip by . December 23, 2011
No, these kids don't have anything close to their professional counterparts. But they play with a lot more passion, dignity, and love for football. College football is also where you see more cool trick gadget plays the NFL just doesn't use, more unique formations, and your local team that everyone rallies around and worships isn't going to run off because the government doesn't want to fund a new stadium ten years after the old one was built. No, there's never a definite champion, but you know …
Quick Tip by . May 29, 2010
College football is my favorite professional sport!
Quick Tip by . May 23, 2010
I used to really enjoy going to Boston College football games in the fall. There is so much team spirit and the players try so hard.
Quick Tip by . December 05, 2009
I know lots of people are wildly enthusiastic about it and that's great. But I just never could get into it. Don't know why.
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Despite looking extremely cool, I have to admit that I'm a dork. I grew up on the outskirts of the small town of Oberlin, LA. I have since relocated to the Lake Charles, LA area.I love my home state … more
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College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies. It was the venue through which American football first gained popularity in the United States. College football remains extremely popular today among students, alumni, and other fans of the sport.

Modern American football has its origins in various games, all known as "football", played at public schools in England in the mid-19th century. By the 1840s, students at Rugby School in England were playing a game in which players were able to pick up the ball and run with it, a sport later known as Rugby football. The game was taken to Canada by British soldiers stationed there and was soon being played at Canadian colleges. The first football game played between teams representing American colleges was an unfamiliar ancestor of today's college football, as it was played under soccer-style Association rules.[1] The game between teams from Rutgers College (now Rutgers University) and the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) took place on November 6, 1869 at College Field (now the site of the College Avenue Gymnasium at Rutgers University) in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Rutgers won by a score of 6 "runs" to Princeton's 4.[2][3][4] The 1869 game between Rutgers and Princeton is important in that it is the first documented game of any sport called "football" (which also encompasses the game of ...

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