Map of 1930s college football conferences shows how it has changed

You really can’t be a sports nut without being a bit of a history nerd as well. So our inner nerds were thrilled to see this Depression-Era map of the countries college football scene, which BroBible unearthed via Slate.

It’s too facile to say that the landscape of collegiate football has “changed.” It might first strike you that there was once only nine conferences.

Then keep in mind that there wasn’t any ESPN College Game Day to show you what was happening at schools across the nation. Even with the first televised game coming in 1939, surely not every game played got such coverage.

If this isn’t proof that college football has grown and expanded to insane proportions then nothing is.

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