'Fantasy' Football Map of Virginia (concluding with CA, HI and NV)

I posted this on r/CFB last night and it seemed to go over pretty well so I though I'd share here too. (This is a little different from the original post).

It has all the Division I football schools in the Commonwealth and banners to go with them. If you'd like a higher resolution version for a desktop wallpaper, you can find it here: Hi-res version If you post it somewhere else, please give me credit for the image.

I think I'm going to do some other states if I get the time, but I felt this one had the most TKP relevence.

Update:
I also created a NC/SC map.

High resolution version is here.

Update 2:
AL/GA is here, I also fixed the aspect ratio for VA to standard 4K (Updated image)

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Florida is in the works. If you are interested in prints of these, they are available at my site.

Update 3:
Florida
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Update 4:
Ohio and West Virginia
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Also, all of the banners are available standalone in this album

Update 5:
Kentucky and TennesseeLink

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Michigan and WisconsinLink

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Indiana and IllinoisLink

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Arizona and New Mexico Link

Update 9:
Colorado and Utah Link

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Pennsylvania Link

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Final Update:
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Solid work my dude

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies

I thought that username on reddit looked familiar. This is really well done! Why did you switch the VT banner? The other one looked really sweet and I would pay good money if I could have the one one in my house.

Originally it contained the fighting gobbler and pylon icons. I removed all the trademarked images and instead replaced them with images that "resemble, but are legally distinct" from those items.

This way, they are more "mine" than the other way. I really liked the gobbler and the W&M ones though.

You misspelled South Virginia but other than that this is awesome

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"Pirate Stronghold."

Nice shout-out to Hampton.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

I would change lolUVA's name from "The University" which sounds more powerful than they deserve to "Jefferson's Folly", but other than that, excellent work.

I would have also been ok with "The Nunnery"

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Just to pile on, "Jefferson's Nunnery"...

Oddly enough, I had Jefferson's Folly in mind, but I decided to avoid pejorative terms for any of the schools since it is a map of the entire commonwealth. Things not in the state seemed like fair game.

I'm thinking of doing the Carolinas (both in one map) or Georgia this weekend (a few other projects popped up as soon as I decided I wanted to do more of these). I've got some thoughts on the surrounding states in those.

agree to disagree that it's pejorative. seems generous to me /s

haha. good work man. well done for sure.

No Radford?

They don't have a D1 football team.

Only Div 1 schools that play football. No Radford, Ferrum, Wise, Lynchburg, George Mason, etc.

Doing just football at all levels is 14 more schools. Adding basketball or other spots makes it even more crowded.

Edit: what jmecca said

My bad, I'm in total basketball mode. major oversight on my part! Apologies. I'll take that "L"

Yet you still included UVa... /s

Looks like you swapped the "URL" and "Text" boxes when making your link.

Hi-Res Version

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

oops. Fixed now.

Great work, theMattboard! If you're considering doing other states, it might be cool to see a ACC map.

I think this would be a good second project.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

You changed the banners

I much prefer this one over the previous

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

I added a map of the Carolinas above.

"The Citadel"

___

-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

I am a creative genius with names.

Hound's Keep?

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

It's good fun and the thread is here, so feel free to update with new regions.

updated above with AL/GA

The link to your site is broken, by the way. It links to a 404 on TKP.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

Thanks

Should be fixed now. It needed the https://

Now including the Land of Madness [Florida]

These are glorious

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Very clever and creative. Great job!

Added Ohio and the Western Desolation

Plus a link to the banners independent of the maps

So what made you add Dayton which does not have D1 football?

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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They are FCS, Pioneer Football League

Leg for New Sweden

Added the Land of Blue Grasses and the Voluntary

Every one of these are so well done. The creativity of the flags are my favorite part.

I feel like I am slowly uncovering the world map in Ocarina of Time. These are all amazing.

I feel like I need an explanation about the names of the towns as I am not all that familiar with some of the smaller schools.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

This might take a little bit to compile... watch this space

Every school so far. (I try to put a lot of thought into these for the map, these explanations are really short)

edit: updated with Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin

State School Name Reason
AL Alabama Crimson Fortress Ruled by a "Crimson" King
AL Alabama A&M Normalite Refuge Founded as a Normal School, in Normal, Alamaba
AL Alabama State The Hornet's Nest mascot is a hornet
AL Auburn War Eagle Roost It's Auburn
AL Jacksonville State Martin Jubilee Ashley Martin was the first female athlete to score a point in a Div 1 football game
AL North Alabama The Lion's Den mascot is the lion
AL Samford Barron's Gift Julia Barron and her son donated land andfunds for the school
AL Troy Old Zebulon old name for the city
AL UAB Dragon's Lair Mascot is the Blazers (a dragon)
FL Bethune-Cookman The Speedway Daytona Beach
FL FAU Old Yamato named for an confiscated Japanese colony
FL FIU Ivory Tower old tower on campus
FL Florida Quenching Spring Gatorade thirst quencher for that deep down body thirst!
FL Florida A&M Gaither's Legacy legendary coach
FL FSU Dadgum Arena Bobby Bowden-ism
FL Jacksonville University Cow Ford Settlement original city name
FL Miami Stormwatch hurricanes
FL Stetson The Haberdashery university is named after the hatmaker
FL UCF Pegasus Rest mascot is a pegasus
FL USF Temple Grove at one time the world's largest orange grove
GA Georgia Acropolis City is name Athens
GA Georgia Southern Eagle Battalion mascot is the eagle
GA Georgia State Panther Enclave mascot is the panther
GA Georgia Tech Artificer's Guild Fantasy-sounding variant of engineers
GA Kennessaw State The Blue Orb Spaceship Earth scuplture on campus
GA Mercer Ursine Institute mascot is a bear
GA SCAD Artist's Conservatory doesn't play Div 1 footbal, but shout out to my alma mater
IL Eastern Illinois University Eastern Altgeld Castle five buildings across five university in gothic style
IL Illinois State Universoty The Hall of Lost Speech site of Lincoln's "lost speech"
IL Northern Illinois University Northern Altgeld Castle five buildings across five university in gothic style
IL Northwestern University Technological Institute name of one of the major buildings on campus
IL Southern Illinois University Southern Altgeld Castle five buildings across five university in gothic style
IL University of Illinois Hallene Gateway named for building on campus
IL Western Illinois University Hanson's Rock named for longtime coach "Rock" Hanson
IN Ball State University Middletown named after a book that studied typical american towns
IN Butler University Tecumseh named conisdered for Indianapolis, famous shawnee leader
IN Indiana State University Fort Harrison old fort the city was build upon
IN Indiana University The Old Crescent historic district on campus
IN Purdue University Nine Brick Tower Heavilon Hall burnt down right after opening, Purdue rebuilt it 9 bricks higher than before
IN University of Notre Dame Sorin's Basilica named after the church built on the founder's original church
IN Valparaiso University Vale of Paradise translation of valparaiso
KY Eastern Kentucky Mozart's Pavilion Named for a dog that used to run around campus and even come into classes
KY Kentucky Bryan Station Original fort that became Lexington
KY Louisville Corn Island Original settlement
KY Morehead State Tolliver's Last Stand related to the Rowan County War
KY Murray State Tree of Shoes tradition of nailing shoes of married couples to a tree on campus
KY WKU The Hill Prominent hill on campus, hilltopper mascot
MI Central Michigan University Ward's Purchase city was buult on land purchased by David Ward
MI Eastern Michigan University Starkweather Hall Building on camps
MI Michigan State University Carillon Tower Beumont tower (built on site of orignal college hall)
MI University of Michigan The Catholepistemiad name originally given to the school by Augustus Woodward
MI Western Michigan University Prospect Hill location upon which the school sits
NC App State Mountain People mascot is the mountaineers
NC Campbell The oasis Camel mascot
NC Davidson College Northern Synod Synod is a level of presbyterian organization
NC Duke The Asylum where the cameron crazies go
NC ECU PeeDee's Shipwreck pirate macot
NC Elon Temple of the Sun where the phoenix goes afte rebirth
NC Gardner-Webb Bulldog Geyser in Boiling Springs, bulldog mascot
NC NC A&T Crosby's Triumph first university president
NC NC Central Eagle's Roost Eagle mascot
NC NC State Belltower bell tower on campus
NC UNC McCorkle's Well old well on campus
NC UNC Charlotte Miner's Haven 49ers mascot
NC Wake Forest The Institute
NC Western Carolina Western Garrison way out west
OH Akron Erie Summit high point of the erie canal
OH Bowling Green The Great Black Swamp name of the region
OH Cincinnati Skyline nickname of the city
OH Dayton The Refuge of St. Mary built on an old catholic shool, served as high ground during great Dayton Flood
OH Kent State Normal Hill hill campus is on
OH Miami Symmes Purchase location of the university
OH Ohio State The State University THE Ohio State university
OH Ohio University The Ridges Old Insane Asylum
OH Toledo City of Glass nickname of the cirty
OH Youngstown State Steel Valley name of the region
SC Charelston Southern Buccaneer Arsenal mascot and near the arsenal
SC Clemson Valley of the Dead Death Valley
SC Coastal Carolina Tabard Inn Mascot is named from the Canterbury Tales, Inn is where the story takes place
SC Furman Paladin's Martyrium paladin mascot
SC Presbyterian Southern Synod Synod is a level of presbyterian organization
SC SC State Sterling's Trading Post city was built around an old tading post
SC The Citadel The Citadel already sounded fantasy-ish
SC USCe Sumpter's Rest
TN Austin Peay The Bowls sinkholes on campus led to interesting formations
TN East Tennessee State Tipton Farm city is built on the founder's old farm
TN Memphis The Blue & The Gray old mascot before they became the tigers
TN MTSU Walnut Grove old grove on campus
TN Tennessee Rocky Top The song
TN Tennessee State Tiger River mascot is the tiger, right next to the river
TN Tennessee tech Stolen Eagle Hall they literally stole an eagle and hung it on one of their buildings
TN UT Chattanooga Moccasin Bend Old mascot, along the river
TN UT Martin Festival Ground site of the Tennessee soybean festival
TN Vanderbilt The Anchorage mascot is the commodores
VA Hampton University Pirate Stronghold
VA JMU Duchy of Madison the Dukes of JUM
VA Liberty Bastion of Flames
VA Norfolk State Spartan Fort
VA Old Dominion Olde Dominion
VA Richmond The Spider's Lair mascot is a spider
VA UVA The University
VA VMI Military Academy
VA VT Polytechnic Institute
VA William and Mary Tribal Lands mascot is/was the tribe
WI University of Wisconsin Land of the Four Lakes Taychopera, old Winnebago word for the area
WV Marshall Holderby's Landing first settlement on the site
WV WVU Country Roads

Thanks, I think I had about 60% of those, but the small schools I had no clue about. I loved within an hour of Tenn Martin and had no idea why you chose festival grounds. Also being born, raised, and back living in Ohio, I was unaware of the nicknames for Toledo and BG. Your table says The Ridges is Morehead State, which is in KY, but I believe you mean Ohio Univ based on its map location.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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Oops, yes, The Ridges is for Ohio University.

These are great. If/when you add Texas I'm buying prints of TX and VA.

HokieSpider

I'm waiting until all 50 states are done and getting the massive print of the whole US. (assuming that's the end game)

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

So, my plan as of today is to create 22 total state-level maps (6 are now complete). If I finish one of those a week, I should be done before football season starts. I'm probably going to have to go out of the country for a bit in May so that might derail things, but I think I can still average 1 a week (or better) over that period.

After that, I plan on making a full US map, but there are some concerns I have to address that I can't really deal with until I start. Will it be too crowded? Will I need to separate FBC/FCS? How big will it have to be? If it is really big, will my wix art store be able to accommodate it or will I need to use a different printer, etc.

Could UVA be MonteZimas Revenge?

VTMidge

Alright, the gauntlet has been thrown down. We now need a Banner Saga-esque game to go along with TheMattBoard's Banner Saga-esque maps.

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Really like the name and banner for Tennessee Tech! I did my undergrad there before coming to Virginia Tech for grad school.

Added the Gauntlet and the Northern Highlands

"Donchano"

dead.

It took me a sec, but yeah, that's perfect

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

OK, the Western Kentucky banner will haunt me.

You hate me; but your abhorrence cannot equal that with which I regard myself.

-Frankenstein's Monster

Added the Inoka Prairies and Indian Lands

Added the Copperlands and the Land of Enchantment

Added Deseret and Jefferson Territory

Oh cool we got Colorado and Utah....now we just need Nebraska. University of Nebraska with weird sprinkles of Doane, Creighton, and Chadron.

(add if applicable) /s

Added Pennsylvania (with last minute edit to Duquense since they released new branding just a day or two after I had finished)

Lolz- Terra Mariae. Even made it genitive case...

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I claim no credit. Charles I of England chose it over "Crecentia".

You will have to go back and edit your VA map as the Latin version seems more official than "Mary's Land"

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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Yeah, the quality overall has increased a lot since that first map.

The problem with starting with Virginia is that it is now the worst map I have done.

I guess you'll have to give it a redo to cap it all off.

along with a nationwide version (says the guy doing absolutely no work here but enjoying the product immensely)

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I am planning on releasing a nationwide map the Friday before the season starts (8/23). I'll post a new state-level map on r/CFB every Tuesday until then (and update the post here).

not sure i get Radnorshire.

I believe that is Villanova.

ah - got it.

Added Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island

I messed with Texas

Added Idaho, Montana and a state that doesn't actually exist

I had no idea Wyoming not existing was a thing until you posted this and I did some internet sleuthing....

For reference

Me and my brother have been using this gag since 1989 when it showed up on Garfield and Friends. I even used to use "a guy from Wyoming" as my username for online multiplayer. I think I might still on Steam, but it has been a while since i did multiplayer anything.

I was always entertained to see "1337haxxor69 was killed by a guy from Wyoming".

Added Oz, the Veternum Prairies, Ozark Plateau and Vast Plains

....now we just need Nebraska. University of Nebraska with weird sprinkles of Doane, Creighton, and Chadron.

Or just UNL the only school that matters.

(add if applicable) /s

Added Tacoma and Ouaricon.

And the first map to show the Sea of Magellan

here there be dragons...

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that's in Birmingham

Eugene has a 10K run called the "Butte to Butte" where you start at Spencer's Butte and run to Skinner's Butte. But I call it the Butt to Butt, because I am a very mature adult.
http://www.buttetobutte.com/

that's butte-ful

Will you be "Doin Da Butte all night long"?

Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey (and DC)

Ooooooooooooooooooklahoma (where the wind comes sweeping down the plains) and Arkansas

Added the Bayou and the Magnolia Forest

(I also added Donchano and the Dakotas since I forgot to update here while I was travelling last week.)

Added the Adirondack Empire

Added Maine and New Hampshire

Added the last state level map.

23 maps, 48 states, 256 banners. I am also making a national map that I will post in a new thread when it is done.

I feel like you quietly snuck in the last couple of states. I don't know if I could identify some of the NY, MD, and Louisiana banners and I think you were pretty kind to the Minnesota Golden Gophers with their banner. Looking forward to the national map and I would suggest a legend on the back to help with the lesser know schools.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

Somehow I just noticed this comment despite having visited the site a number of times in the last week. Apparently I need to TKP harder.

A legend is a good idea, but the printer doesn't do two sided prints through the integrated storefront. I could offer it as a separate item)? Or maybe post a version people can download themselves?

Edit: I think I came up with a solution. I will post it with the national map (assuming I get it done in time)

Awesome! I really had no idea that LA had so many football schools and I consider myself to be above average on CFB knowledge, the legend helps the casual fan so much more

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about