It has been 20 years since I drove into Penn State’s Beaver Stadium on the visitor’s team bus.
As we turned on to a road that would eventually take us to the locker room, I just stared out the window at a sea of Penn State fans. It looked like they stretched for miles—eating, drinking and yelling.
Yep, they were getting ready for a night game in State College.
This is just one of the many great college football memories that I have. The atmosphere at Penn State was everything I thought it would be. I even managed to spend a half on the field, and the noise was bone-rattling.
Say what you want about the NFL or any other sport, but nothing comes close to being at a college football stadium in the fall.
While I haven’t experienced all of these places, here are the 20 best atmospheres in all of college football.