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Fall is football in the dirty South. Actually, football shares fall with apple cider, hayrides, pumpkin patches, camping, and the changing colors of the leaves, but in the hearts of many, outranks them all. Football games have the ability to conjure a strong sense of nostalgia in the hearts of fans. Some think of letterman jackets, pom-pom wielding cheerleaders, everyone in school colors roaring for the team. Modern SEC football is a different beast from yesteryear, but small town colleges and universities still have some of that old-school charm.
The above photo was taken in 1919 of the University of Chattanooga’s football team. Times have changed since this photo was taken but I think our university, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has managed to hold on to that old-school charm. For that intimate, nostalgic experience, come out and support UTC’s team (or your favorite small-town college team) for their season opener on Saturday! Go Mocs!