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Plans for college football's 150th anniversary
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Quote:A group of college football leaders announced plans today to launch a nationwide celebration to commemorate the game’s 150th anniversary.

“No one could have imagined that since the first football game was played on November 6, 1869 that college football would grow to become one of America’s greatest traditions, beloved by tens of millions of fans every year,” said Larry Scott, Pac-12 Commissioner and a member of the organizing committee. “At all divisions of play, college football is special and we intend to launch a nationwide celebration to mark the anniversary.”

Longtime college athletics administrator and former Big 12 Conference commissioner Kevin Weiberg has been selected to run the effort, beginning August 1st, 2017. He will work out of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame’s headquarters in Irving, Texas.

“This is a very exciting moment for fans of college football,” Weiberg said. “Across the country, college football is a deeply ingrained part of life for millions and millions of people. While it’s too soon to know our exact plans, we want to put something together that is big and special, something fans can be proud of. We will work closely with leaders from all divisions of college football to build a national celebration for fans to enjoy.”

The commemoration will be celebrated at all divisions of intercollegiate football during the 2019 season, with a focus on November 6, and culminating with the College Football Playoff National Championship in January 2020.

Weiberg will report to a committee made up of representatives from the American Football Coaches Association, the Division I conferences, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, the NCAA, Princeton University, Rutgers University, and others.
06-27-2017 05:32 PM
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RE: Plans for college football's 150th anniversary
Rutgers needs to swap Princeton for Liberty, then move the game to Wednesday, 11/6/2019 - the exact anniversary date. It'll probably be one of the top picks by ESPN or Fox, thus freeing up a good game for BTN that week. If not, it'll get above average ratings on BTN.
06-27-2017 09:36 PM
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RE: Plans for college football's 150th anniversary
(06-27-2017 09:36 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  Rutgers needs to swap Princeton for Liberty, then move the game to Wednesday, 11/6/2019 - the exact anniversary date. It'll probably be one of the top picks by ESPN or Fox, thus freeing up a good game for BTN that week. If not, it'll get above average ratings on BTN.

Great idea - only issue is that Princeton is not a counter. Although the NCAA could grant a one-time waiver given the hoopla
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