Memories of the 22nd Annual Fountain City Classic linger in the hearts of Fort Valley State University fans. As some Wildcats fight heartburn after a disappointing 38-21 loss to the Albany State University Golden Rams, many cannot deny the great memories made at the “Classic Magic is Back” weeklong celebration in Columbus, Ga., Oct. 30 – Nov. 5.

A worship service, health fair, networking mixer, golf tournament, recruitment expo, Chairman’s Reception, parade, ginormous tailgate village and the football game made the experience unforgettable and prompted fans to make plans to return next year to do it all over again.

Enjoy the photos below, courtesy of FVSU’s longtime photographer Robert Ross.