In honor of the upcoming College Football Weekend I'm bringing you a compilation of great College Football Tools for the Techie Fans - you know like me. These are all useful and pretty cool as well. I plan to be in attendance when Missouri beats Nebraska this weekend (I hope at least...) and writing this post is good therapy for me as I try to hold back my excitement. If you're a LSU, USC, California, Ohio State, Kansas State, Wisconsin, South Florida, Boston College, Florida, Oklahoma
or any other College Football Fan this is the post for you.
College Football Recruiting Map
First up is the College Football Recruiting Map which showcases college football recruits by town and University. Select a State, University or College Football Conference by using the selectors in the bottom left panel. Blue dots represent the players towns (hometown, prep school town, or community college town), while red dots represent the Universities selected. You can switch between towns and universities using the button selector in the top right panel. If you would like to view players within a 100 mile radius, enter the desired zip code in the zip code box in the bottom left panel.
This is an example using my personal favorite, the Missouri Tigers. The map flags all cities from which 2007 Missouri Tigers College Football Recruits hometowns are located.
Heading to a College Game and want to get the details of the stadium and surrounding amenities? There's no better place then MapGameDay.com. Here you'll be able to find any Div1 College, see a Google Map of the stadium and surrounding area and search for hotels, restaurants and other amenities in the area.
COLLEGE FIGHT SONG DATABASE
For a place to refresh your memory of your schools fight songs there is only one place you need to go. FightMusic.com has a very comprehensive database with all of the top schools fight songs as well as many other school songs you might want to get a refresher on and hear that schools band play the song.
COLLEGE FIGHT SONG LYRICS
GOOGLE MAPS OVERLAY OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL STADIUMS
You can check out the Google Mapplet from mapgameday.com. The new Google Mapplet lets you overlay College Football Stadiums over your travels on Google's My Maps. Headed on Vacation. Enter your itinerary into Google's Maps, then the mapplet to see stadiums close to your trip.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL HELMET MAP
How about a map with The Team's Helmets marking their stadium. Check it out below
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE MAKER
Next is a tool that lets you create your own College Football Schedule - display the football schedule customized by team, conference, time-zone and week.
COLLEGE FOOTBAL NEWS AGGREGATOR
Last up is a Yahoo Pipe that aggregates ESPN, Fox, CBS and CNN RSS feeds for College Football and sorts by the most recent stories
COLLEGE FOOTBALL BLOGS AND SITES TO CHECK OUT
Fanblogs.com - Covers all major college football teams
College Football Blog - Another good blog with coverage of all the Div 1 teams
College Football Resource - All things college football
In The Bleachers - Another excellent college football blog
Every Day Should Be a Saturday - Can't not like this one. Great content and great name!
That should do it for now. Now go cheer for your team! And if you don't have a team, cheer for the Missouri Tigers vs. Nebraska on ESPN Saturday Night!!!
If you know of any I'm missing here, be sure to let me know in the comments.