Athens, Ohio is in southeast Ohio, far from any cities, but home to Ohio University. The campus has around 20,000 students, giving it more of a true college feel than Ohio State.
We were in town the day they had a football game, so we went. The atmosphere feels much more like a true college experience than that of a game in Columbus with 100,000 people. Peden Stadium in Athens holds about 20,000.
Besides the football they were having a marching band contest before the game, adding a lot of color to the event.