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    Re: TCU fan attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by Cypwr View Post
    TCU has by far the smallest enrollment in the Big 12 at 9,142, that is smaller then UNI, I am sure this has a lot to with attendance numbers.
    That's smaller than my college.. our enrollment is 16-17K and We're a D2 School


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    Re: TCU fan attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by Cypwr View Post
    TCU stadium cap is 44,358 the smallest in the Big 12.

    Big 12 Conference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I also looked it up, and it sure looked bigger than that on TV.



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    Re: TCU fan attendance

    Fort Worth population is close to 750,000 too, to pull from.

    Course they probably follow the cowboys.


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    Re: TCU fan attendance

    And the mid 40s windchill, lol

    Kind of like the last press pansie that did that, it sure is easy to call someone out from the temp controlled press box

    I sat in the 400's in row T with some friends and the wind was blowing the whole game.

    I would guess the wind chill wa in the mid40's up there

    An you could see lots of people that brought a jacket or pullover but were no where dressed well enough for 3+ hrs in that environment.

    Been so long since it was cold, I don't think a lot of people were truly ready for it - especially the wind.


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    Re: TCU fan attendance

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    well stated. BTW, I think I high-fived you several times in the first quarter! You told us you were from Denver. I was going to ask you after the quarter but you never came back and we relocated too!

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    Re: TCU fan attendance

    I will add, watching on the teevee machine, I laughed every time they showed a sideline crowd shot, it was ISU fans. I swear the stadium had ISU fans packing the first two rows all the way around.



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    Re: TCU fan attendance

    It was their fall break, it was cold (for Texas), and let's be honest—it's not like opposing fans circle their calendars for the Iowa State game.

    That being said, props to the ISU fans at the game! It seemed like we got way more air time (probably because TCU was losing and cold and never smiling when they *were* on camera), and our fans' attendance looked great.



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    Re: TCU fan attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by beatiowa View Post
    It was their fall break, it was cold (for Texas), and let's be honest—it's not like opposing fans circle their calendars for the Iowa State game.

    That being said, props to the ISU fans at the game! It seemed like we got way more air time (probably because TCU was losing and cold and never smiling when they *were* on camera), and our fans' attendance looked great.
    this. im sure most of them couldnt have cared less about playing ISU and would rather go home for their fall break instead.



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    Re: TCU fan attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by beatiowa View Post
    It was their fall break, it was cold (for Texas), and let's be honest—it's not like opposing fans circle their calendars for the Iowa State game.

    That being said, props to the ISU fans at the game! It seemed like we got way more air time (probably because TCU was losing and cold and never smiling when they *were* on camera), and our fans' attendance looked great.
    Schools like Baylor and TCU fall back on this all the time when they have **** attendance when they play us, but really, all it means (especially for Baylor) is that their stadium isn't half full of opposing fans from the local team they're playing.

    Look at us and Iowa. We'll draw the same for directional schools as we will for a marquee match up. Opponent doesn't dictate attendance much for a good fan base.


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    Re: TCU fan attendance

    TCU is a small sports entertainment package in the Dallas/FT.Worth metro option. Low enrollment. Perceived unattractive opponent. Possible Fall student break. Which all adds up to: if you think they are a comparable replacement for Texas A & M you are not paying attention. They were in the Mountain West for a reason.

    If you want to be surprised by a schools success and attendance look up University of Miami's enrollment.



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    Re: TCU fan attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyeh8r View Post
    this. im sure most of them couldnt have cared less about playing ISU and would rather go home for their fall break instead.

    Well perhaps getting pwned in their own stadium will make them pay attention from here out.




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    Re: TCU fan attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Schools like Baylor and TCU fall back on this all the time when they have **** attendance when they play us, but really, all it means (especially for Baylor) is that their stadium isn't half full of opposing fans from the local team they're playing.

    Look at us and Iowa. We'll draw the same for directional schools as we will for a marquee match up. Opponent doesn't dictate attendance much for a good fan base.
    Yes, this is exactly how I feel.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Luth4Cy View Post
    I guess their is just something about poor attendance and certain private schools. Look at Baylor, TCU, and Northwestern.
    And Northwestern even lets their students in to football and basketball games for free. So they really have no excuse.

    Well, "free" in addition to the $60,000 + you're paying per year to attend, so there's that.

    (Northwestern is a fantastic campus, BTW ... I took both my kids on campus visits there, and I wanted to enroll. Would have had to win the Powerball first, but still ...)


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    Re: TCU fan attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Schools like Baylor and TCU fall back on this all the time when they have **** attendance when they play us, but really, all it means (especially for Baylor) is that their stadium isn't half full of opposing fans from the local team they're playing.

    Look at us and Iowa. We'll draw the same for directional schools as we will for a marquee match up. Opponent doesn't dictate attendance much for a good fan base.
    Don't forget that it was not to long ago that we had the same problems. I am happy things have taken a turn for the better. Back when the SEZ was proposed when Gene Smith was here and I was a freshman going to my first games attendance was not that great. It is nice to actually finally need something done in the SEZ.



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    Re: TCU fan attendance

    what about the argument, "the south is the greatest football area in the nation. we live for football. we would go watch two crappy teams play just to watch some HITTING. YEAH FOOTBALLLLLLL!!!!!" ...?

    a little cold weather and they no likey football anymore.



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