I am and have always been an Auburn football junkie – I grew up going to the games, my mom and grandfather graduated from Auburn, I then attended and got both my undergraduate and graduate degree there. I just loved it – and football season is really makes it fun.

I’ve been drawing Auburn’s football schedules in my bullet journal ever since I started out. It’s fun to keep it in your book, and to look back on, and these spreads are really fun to create.

You can see the past 3 years of my Auburn spreads below.

I had a little fun with this years schedule, and shared how I made this schedule on Instagram live. A few of you asked for the video, so I thought I’d get it together with a blog post to explain errrrything! 🙂

You can also watch the video that shows all the steps when I made a schedule for the Carolina Panthers live on Instagram.

Step by Step

What you’ll need:
Pencil, pen, ruler (optional), and a gridded or dotted notebook or sheet of paper.

Tips:

  • This type of schedule is better for seasons about 18 games or shorter – if there’s more, it’s probably easier just to make a list.
  • Get creative – make a space for the dates of the games, mark conference games, or create other shapes around each game.
  • Use a color-code to show who won & lost the games – you may want to leave a spot for the scores of each game.
  • Decorate with drawings, fight songs, logos, and more. I’ll have another video on how I drew the states and logos on my latest Auburn spread.

1 – Find your custom row height

2 – Edit with your own numbers

  • Make sure you’re signed to Google, then File >> Make a Copy (for your own editing).
  • Enter the number of games for your team. And count how many squares TALL your notebook is. Add these to the yellow numbers and get your custom row height.

3 – Grab a Pencil

  • Start from the top and use a pencil to mark the following:
    • Use the # of extra rows you have (in my example 1), and this is blank row – skip this row and start from row 2.
    • Find the rounded height of your rows (in my example 3). We’ll count by 3’s.On the edge of your page, make a light “1” over rows 2-4, a “2” over 5-7, “3” over 8-10, etc. (this will help with spacing your schedule).

4 – Home & Away

  • Look at your team’s schedule and find the Home and Away Games. Determine which page you want home games and which page you want away games.
  • Down the spine of the book, go through each game, and mark your home games on one page and your away games on the other page.
  • I use a light pencil line to show the ‘span’ of home and away games on each page.

5 – Zig-Zag It!

  • Starting at your first game (still in pencil), make a zig-zag line from your first game through each game to your last game.

6 – Get Creative.

  • You now have a ‘map’ and idea of where you have room to draw your games – so now’s the time to get creative and draw it out.
  • I lettered the name of each opponent, then outlined them with a box with my ruler.

Supplies I Used…

After creating the Auburn spread, I drew the NFL schedule for the Panthers on Instagram live so I could show you exactly how I mapped it out – you can watch the whole process in the video below.

Finish it Up

Now here’s the fun part! Once you’re finished up, you can decorate it however you want! I kept it simple on the Panthers spread, but added a few drawings to the Auburn spread.

After I went live on Instagram, I got a few of your versions and I LOVE them – thanks Robin, Shireen, Debbie & Melissa! You can see their versions below.

Now here’s the fun part! Once you’re finished up, you can decorate it however you want! I kept it simple on the Panthers spread, but added a few drawings to the Auburn spread.

After I went live on Instagram, I got a few of your versions and I LOVE them – thanks Robin, Shireen, Debbie & Melissa! You can see their versions below.

Melissa decorated each square with the team’s colors.
Shireen added the words from her alma mater and her fight song for decoration.
Debbie’s spread from Instagram – she uses a color code to show district games.
Robyn made a spot for scores down the edges of the pages.
Make sure you tag @lifebywhitney IN your picture on Instagram or share in my Facebook group if you try this style out. 🙂

Need ideas for other sports schedule spreads? Check out the photo gallery below and get some more inspiration!

You can even add your own sports spreads to the gallery 🙂

Like the gallery? Check out the free Journal Kickstart or my new course Journal You – my new passion projects that help YOU get started on a journal you LOVE. There’s a ton of galleries just like this throughout the courses. 😆

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