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    More About Student Football Attendance

    Article from today's WSJ regarding student attendance issues. Most notable declines: KU, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Purdue. Increases: KState, UCLA

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    "The growing number of empty seats in student sections across the U.S. is a sign of soaring ticket prices, more lopsided games and fewer matchups against longtime rivals, and the proliferation of televised games that make it easier than ever for students to keep tailgating long after kickoff."

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    Re: More About Student Football Attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    Article from today's WSJ regarding student attendance issues. Most notable declines: KU, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Purdue. Increases: KState, UCLA

    I thought this graphic / link was interesting: Student Attendance

    "The growing number of empty seats in student sections across the U.S. is a sign of soaring ticket prices, more lopsided games and fewer matchups against longtime rivals, and the proliferation of televised games that make it easier than ever for students to keep tailgating long after kickoff."

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    Soaring prices yes, but most of those teams on the decline suck donkey nuts too. So team performance has a lot to do with it.



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    Re: More About Student Football Attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    Soaring prices yes, but most of those teams on the decline suck donkey nuts too. So team performance has a lot to do with it.
    Students would rather stay in the lots and smoke weed than go to the Colorado game. I tailgated there once, didn't make it to the game. Super Duper Fun.


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    Re: More About Student Football Attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    Soaring prices yes, but most of those teams on the decline suck donkey nuts too. So team performance has a lot to do with it.
    I would agree to some extent, but wouldn't base it on just my short summary list. Ohio St, Va Tech, Mich St have seen some small year-over-year declines. Florida, although have had struggles in only the past couple years, is most surprising and has been address in previous major media reports.



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    Re: More About Student Football Attendance

    Why would anyone want to include KU football in an otherwise great weekend?



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    Re: More About Student Football Attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by iowa_wildcat View Post
    Why would anyone want to include KU football in an otherwise great weekend?
    2008 wasn't that long ago since the Orange Bowl. But they've experienced over a 50% decline in student tix sales.



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    Re: More About Student Football Attendance

    I went to the Iowa/Wisconsin game at Kinnick last season and was surprised that their student section was maybe 60% full.



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    Re: More About Student Football Attendance

    I thought student attendance was totally dependent on signal strength and cell tower coverage.



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