A group of leaders around college football have announced plans today to launch a national celebration of the 150th anniversary of the game.
In an official release from the National Football Foundation, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott, one of the leaders behind the celebratory plans, shared:
"No one could have imagined that since the first football game was played on November 6, 1869 that college football would grow to become one of America's greatest traditions, beloved by tens of millions of fans every year. At all divisions of play, college football is special and we intend to launch a nationwide celebration to mark the anniversary."
The celebration, being headed by former Big 12 commissioner Kevin Weiberg, will start across all divisions of college football during the 2019 season. The celebration will begin with a focus on November 6th, 2019 and end with the College Football Playoff National Championship in January of 2020 in New Orleans, LA.
I know what you're thinking...a celebration in New Orleans? How fitting!
Other familiar names on the committee putting on the celebration are AFCA executive director Todd Berry, College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock, Rutgers AD Patt Hobbs, NCAA executive VP of regulatory affairs and strategic partnerships Oliver Luck, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, and MAC commissioner Jon Stenbrecher among a host of others.
See the full release, and more of the folks involved in the planning of the celebration, via the official release from the National Football Foundation.