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College football is American football played by teams of students fielded by American universities and colleges, including United States military academies. It was the venue through which American football first gained popularity in the United States. College football remains extremely popular today among students, alumni, and other fans of the sport, particularly in the Southern and Midwestern parts of the country.

The first game played between teams representing American colleges was played under rules more similar to the 1863 rules of the English Football Association, the basis of the modern form of soccer. The game, between Rutgers University and Princeton University, took place on November 6, 1869 at College Field (now the site of the College Avenue Gymnasium), New Brunswick, New Jersey. Rutgers won, by a score of 6 "runs" to 4.

After the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision conference championships are completed in early December, the top teams of each conference play at several bowl games. A four-team College Football Playoff was established in 2014, where the winners of two semifinals advance to the College Football Playoff National Championship. The two semifinal games rotate among six bowl games: the Rose, Sugar, Orange, Cotton, Fiesta, and Peach.

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Head a young, lightly bearded, dark-skinned black man. The top of his football uniform is visible, though he is not wearing a helmet; he is wearing a white cloth cap with a Nike, Inc. logo, and two eye black patches with yellow "O"s on them. His mouth is slightly open, and his eyes are directed slightly to the camera's right.
LeGarrette Montez Blount (born December 5, 1986) is an American football running back in his senior year at the University of Oregon. He rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his two seasons in junior college. He then committed to the Oregon Ducks football program as a junior, for the 2008 season. That year, he ran for over 1,000 yards and scored a school record 17 touchdowns, but he was suspended indefinitely after the conclusion of the season. He was reinstated for the 2009 season by incoming coach Chip Kelly. In spite of the suspension, he was regarded as one of the best running back prospects of his class, and drew comparisons to Michael Bush.

After the opening game of the 2009 season, Blount was suspended again, this time for the remainder of the 2009 season. Kelly issued this suspension after Blount punched an opponent and angrily confronted fans immediately after the nationally televised season-opening loss.



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Aerial view of Harvard Stadium in Boston, in the form of a letter U with a capital H in the center of the field and the words Harvard and Crimson at either end

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