Athens, Georgia named number one college football town in America by expert panel

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By Karsen Hicks:

The city the Georgia Bulldogs are lucky enough to call home has been named the #1 College Football Town in America, according to a poll by Athlon Sports.

After assembling a panel of ten sports personalities and experts, which included a CBS college football analyst, SiriusXM on-air talent, and writers for organizations like Fox Sports, Yahoo!, and the Associated Press, Athens, Georgia appeared on nine of the ten ballots, receiving three first place votes for a total of 62/100 points to edge out the cities of Madison, Wisconsin and Austin, Texas.

“It has it all,” said Pat Forde, a member of the panel who works as a national college columnist for Yahoo! Sports. “A great downtown area with a lot of great restaurants and bars, a pretty campus and my favorite football stadium.”

Not only does Athens provide a game day experience unlike any other between the hallowed Hedges, but the city also has a unique Downtown District where you can find music venues, around 80 bars, and a variety of restaurants. Annually, the city of Athens hosts events such as A Taste of Athens, Twilight Criterium, and the AthFest Music & Arts Festival.

Four other SEC schools were mentioned by the panel, including Ole Miss, Tennessee, LSU, and Alabama. However, Athens was the only college town to crack the top five.

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  1. Athlon Sports, nobody has ever even heard of them and now we know why. Stupid is and says what stupid says but nobody with half a brain would believe them. That is only those that dress up in red and black and even that is putrid looking. Go Gators

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