No NBA or NFL in these cities. These college sports towns live for their game-day Saturdays.

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  • 1. Madison, WI (University of Wisconsin -- Madison)
  • 2. Athens, GA (University of Georgia)
  • 3. Austin, TX (University of Texas -- Austin)
  • 4. Gainesville, FL (University of Florida)
  • 5. Boulder, CO (University of Colorado -- Boulder)
  • 6. Bloomington, IN (Indiana University Bloomington)
  • 7. Eugene, OR (University of Oregon)
  • 8. Knoxville, TN (University of Tennessee)
  • 9. College Station, TX (Texas A&M University -- College Station)
  • 10. Syracuse, NY (Syracuse University)
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Source: Chris Ballard. "Best College Sports Towns." Sports Illustrated, September 16, 2003. Copyright 2003, Time Inc. Reprinted with permission. All Rights Reserved.

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