HOW TO TAKE A COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROAD TRIP

Camp Randall

Camp RandallWhat does fall mean? College football. And what does that mean? COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROAD TRIP. It’s quick. It’s fun. It’s somewhat cheap. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Find the nearest college football town.
  2. Book hotel rooms in advance (this is important as game day can be CRAZY in football towns) or stay with a friend.
  3. Scalp some tickets before the game or check Craigslist.
  4. Research the tailgating scene and traditions.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an alumni of the school, a fan of the team, or if you even like football. College football is about cheering, drinking, and having a good time. It’s a great way to explore a new city and party with the locals.

Here’s a photo re-cap of this past Saturday: game day in Madison, Wisconsin for the University of Wisconsin Badgers vs. the Ohio State University Buckeyes.

10 AM: Walked a lap around Madison’s Capital Square for the Dane County Farmer’s Market — a Saturday morning must-do. Picked up fresh cheese curds, cheese bread, and a scone.

11 AM: Walked inside the beautiful State Capital building (where movies like Public Enemy where filmed). Took the elevator up to the 4th floor to the free outdoor observation deck. It’s the best view of the isthmus or “lake-city-lake” view of Madison.

12 PM: Stopped at State Street Brats — an alumni favorite — for a beer (and a brat, obviously).

2 PM: No stop in Madison is complete without a trip to the Terrace at Memorial Union for a Babcock Ice Cream and a pitcher of Spotted Cow. The views of Lake Mendota can’t be beat!

6 PM: Ended with a walk down Regent Street to Camp Randall to cheer on the Badgers.

10 PM: The Badgers defeated the #1 ranked Buckeyes for a HUGE win that resulted in all of us fans charging the field. EPIC!

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