College Sports are an American obsession, with major College football and basketball teams attracting more fans than some professional outfits. With elite Colleges in all parts of the USA, it's easy to find high level College sports action, whether you love baseball, soccer, football, basketball, rowing, track and field or wrestling. Just check on the StubHub listings and pick a college event near you. There are plenty of College sports tickets on offer, and whatever you choose, you're guaranteed great entertainment and a fantastic atmosphere.
Background information for anyone buying College sports tickets
It's impossible to imagine American sports without the College system. From NFL to track and field, Colleges nurture the finest talents, letting them develop and show their potential before graduating to the professional ranks. That's why College sports in the USA offer such an incredible level of sporting achievement, and why College sports tickets are such a great purchase.
College sports come under the umbrella of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), although some also participate in the NAIA and NJCAA's competitions. In the NCAA system alone, there are 450,000 sponsored athletes across a massive variety of events.
College sports also have a long history in American life. The first intercollegiate events took place as long ago as 1852, and rivalries between institutions like Harvard and Yale date back well over 100 years. The NCAA itself came together in 1905 and started organising national championships in the 1920s and 30s. However, women were excluded until the 1980s, when female athletes started to be treated on a par with men.
Highlights from College sports history
Nowadays, college sports are a huge deal, with tickets on sale for huge football matches, basketball finals and rowing meets alike. Attendances are often through the roof. For instance Michigan averages over 100,000 attendees per game, while the Basketbowl in 2003 attracted 78,129 fans.
There have been some remarkable occasions in the history of College sports as well (which may be why so many people turn up to watch them). Examples are endless, but highlights include 1935's "Game of the Century" between Notre Dame and Ohio State, where Notre Dame overturned a 13-0 deficit in the fourth quarter. 1967 was another classic, as USC beat UCLA 21-20 with O.J. Simpson running in a game-winning 64 yard touchdown.
Over in NCAA Basketball, the greatest Championship Game of all time was probably the 1957 contest between Kansas and North Carolina, who emerged 54-53 winners, but there have been plenty of thrilling encounters over the years. Share in the excitement by booking seats with StubHub.