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    KU attendance

    KU fans are just plain old lame. The Register reported that the 9-0 #4 BCS ranked Kansas Jayhawks have only averaged 46,074 this year while the 2-8 Cyclones are drawing 50,124 so far. Jack Trice would be bursting at the seams if we were #4 in the BCS with money being made on scalped tickets. Maybe KU should just drop football and play in the Valley if that's all they can draw on a year like this.



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    Re: KU attendance

    Not if.... when!


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    Re: KU attendance

    What's their stadium hold? I was thinking it was about the same size as ours?



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    Re: KU attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    What's their stadium hold? I was thinking it was about the same size as ours?
    Yup, very close to ours. Just over 50,000.

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    Re: KU attendance

    I'm betting that the average has something to do with poor attendance at the beginning of the season, because they set another record attendance figure at the Nebraska game this year with 51,000+ in attendance.


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    Re: KU attendance

    It's a basketball college. I was there 4 years ago when we went 2-10 and they just needed to beat us to become bowl eligible. It was 65 degrees in November and the stadium and it was barely half full. I even asked a Kansas fan why the crowd was so poor and he just said "no one cares about football here, it's all about basketball."


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    Re: KU attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    I'm betting that the average has something to do with poor attendance at the beginning of the season, because they set another record attendance figure at the Nebraska game this year with 51,000+ in attendance.
    It's been quite a few years but I once went to a Nebraska game at Lawrence...and the stands were SOLID red once you got outside the 40 yard line!!


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    Re: KU attendance

    Not that I want to defend them too much but they've only had 2 conference games and all of their OOC were terrible and before anyone expected them to be any good. They'll have a good crowd when we're there.



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    Re: KU attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone90 View Post
    KU fans are just plain old lame. The Register reported that the 9-0 #4 BCS ranked Kansas Jayhawks have only averaged 46,074 this year while the 2-8 Cyclones are drawing 50,124 so far. Jack Trice would be bursting at the seams if we were #4 in the BCS with money being made on scalped tickets. Maybe KU should just drop football and play in the Valley if that's all they can draw on a year like this.
    I wouldn't guarantee that. Our fans were not showing up in droves for our game against Missouri in which we were favored, for our shot at the big 12 north. As an Iowa State fan I would never call another school's fans lame.



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    Re: KU attendance

    Methinks they don't have a marketing maven like Pollard selling tickets for 'em. Plus, as others noted, they had a crappy non-conference schedule.



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    Re: KU attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    I wouldn't guarantee that. Our fans were not showing up in droves for our game against Missouri in which we were favored, for our shot at the big 12 north. As an Iowa State fan I would never call another school's fans lame.
    I would guarantee it. We weren't undefeated and ranked 4th in the BCS when we went up against Missouri that day, and we were coming off a 2-10 season where pretty much every loss was a 28+ point beat down and fans were still (rightfully) skeptical. The attendance figures for the first 3 home games this year were freaking unreal. They would have only kept going up if the team had been winning like KU has, especially in the manner that they have been beating teams.



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    Re: KU attendance

    You have to realize that, until late this season, the majority of Kansas fans didn't know the sport of football existed. All that mattered was basketball.

    Plus, they(just like the rest of the country) didn't expect to be undefeated and ranked in the top five at this point in the season. If they can keep it up the rest of the year, their attendance will go up next season.



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    Re: KU attendance

    I'm sorry but I'm sticking with my original lame-o description. They were 5-0 going into the Baylor game after just beating their arch in-state rival and only drew 43,556.



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    Re: KU attendance

    Yeah KU is weak for football games.

    Fun stadium. Ok tailgaiting. Nice weather. Close drive from Ames/DSM area. Having a hard time talking myself out of going.



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    Re: KU attendance

    I'll be there in the ISU section and i can't wait...

    I am thinking that this game will be pretty well attended though, as it is there last home game technically before arrowhead.


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