Originally Posted by Row6
They didn't use to, with some exceptions. This is a relatively modern trend. In the past things were more often named after people with accomplishments. Now, it's an "eat at joe's stadium" world.
How many universities have done that with their athletic facilities though? Yes all the pro teams do it, but there's very few in college football that succumbed to that, and that's because their universities and donors don't have the money and resources that UF does. Louisville, UCF...that's about all I can think of off the top of my head.