The passion and pageantry that surrounds college football can be infatuating.
On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, eight people who cover the sport share their stories of how they got hooked.
For some it started when they were little kids. For others it wasn't until they became young adults that college football grabbed hold.
Joining APs Ralph Russo to explain how they came to love college football are: Nicole Auerbach, Bruce Feldman, Stewart Mandel and Andy Staples from The Athletic; Heather Dinich and Adam Rittenberg from ESPN; and Paul Myerberg from USA Today.
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