Dennis Adamovich, the CEO of the College Football Hall of Fame, described the organization’s efforts to highlight the history of college football. Each staff member wears commemorative patches, and the Hall’s second floor features an exhibit with information, trophies and the first dirt from the game between Princeton and Rutgers to exemplify the many decades of the game.
“We’re a house of stories; we’re at the epicenter of college football. We’re here to tell those stories, and we’re here to celebrate the game,” Adamovich said.
Ivan Maisel has covered college football for ESPN since 2002, and he’s helped put together ESPN’s coverage — both written and video content — of the 150th anniversary with a variety of documentaries, including 60-second vignettes, a series of features and more to run from August to January.
Hatchell hopes the combined efforts will be well-received, giving the fans, players and coaches of college football a glimpse into its history.
“We like to point out, every school has their story, every player has their story,” Hatchell said. “(Our job) is how do we capture all of that? You don’t do that by sitting down on a weekend. ... This takes a long time, it takes a lot of very good people.”