While many Americans are celebrating the return of the NFL, others have been more excited by September's bringing college football back. Hordes of students, alumni and general football fans are busy spending their weekend tailgating, sporting school colors and chanting fight songs for their favorite teams. Many locales across the United States are quintessential college towns, where the entire city is seemingly high on school spirit and businesses proudly proclaim their loyalty with college flags. For a fall trip filled with football-centric activities and camaraderie, these 10 college towns are each a must visit.
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
ANN ARBOR, MICH.
With a population around 114,000, Ann Arbor is the fifth largest city in Michigan. Since about 44,000 University of Michigan students account for over a third of that, a trip to Ann Arbor will undoubtedly include spotting many Wolverines with their backpacks heading to class. Football is a large part of the school's communal spirit, and Michigan has the most all-time wins in college football history. Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States, was voted most valuable player by his teammates on the 1934 team. Though visiting the several museums or exploring outside are common activities for residents and visitors, no trip to Ann Arbor is complete without a visit to Michigan Stadium, the largest stadium in the United States.
The capital of Ohio, Columbus has a population around 836,000; though the city is obviously more of a large metropolitan area than a town, Ohio State is based here and the city very clearly supports the Buckeyes football team. Columbus is full of several tourist sites _ like the Easton Town Center and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens _ but cheering on a team at the Ohio Stadium is a top pick. Ohio State is currently number one on the AP Top 25 poll and former Buckeyes player Archie Griffin is also the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner.
SOUTH BEND, IND.
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BATON ROUGE, LA.
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