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Old November 24th, 2014, 01:23 AM   #3101
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Michigan....Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan Attendance: 101,717..ahem..this figure has to be tickets distributed.
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According to the public address announcer, 101,717 watched the University of Michigan lose its final home game of the year to the Maryland Terrapins 23-16 Saturday night at the Big House.

There were large sections of empty seats throughout the game, but the school's record of 258 straight games with at least 100,000 people in attendance will live on until next season.
The 100,000 streak is such an obvious sham at this point. I can honestly say it will definitely end next year even with counting tickets sold. Season ticket holders got their PSL's last week and are waiting to see who the new coach will be. Unless they hire a big name like Harbaugh, the athletic department will be in the red next year.

From around the Big 10 yesterday:

Maryland at Michigan

https://twitter.com/chengelis/status/536251499169714177

Indiana at Ohio State

https://twitter.com/AWardESPN/status...289408/photo/1

Penn State at Illinois

https://twitter.com/JP_UIRivals/stat...979136/photo/1

Rutgers at Michigan State

https://twitter.com/joerexrode/statu...99909977112577

Northwestern at Purdue

https://twitter.com/CEmma670/status/...787008/photo/1

Nebraska and Iowa were the only places that looked full. Good luck fixing these attendance problems with HDTV's and fans not caring like they used to.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 05:50 AM   #3102
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That photos of The Ohio State University is a mis-representation.. Here 's a photo taken during the game not before of after.



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I'm sure I can find other photos but I do not have the time nor the will at this moment.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 07:00 AM   #3103
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Yeah none of those pictures are during the actual game.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 07:11 AM   #3104
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That picture of Michigan Stadium was taken a half our before kickoff.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 04:23 PM   #3105
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Wow, even Oregon struggling at the gate!
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Old November 24th, 2014, 07:59 PM   #3106
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That photos of The Ohio State University is a mis-representation.. Here 's a photo taken during the game not before of after.





I'm sure I can find other photos but I do not have the time nor the will at this moment.
Columbus had portions of I-71, 70,670,23,315, and 270 (outerbelt) shut down in the morning hours due to freezing rain that caused many accidents. Luckily the temperature rose before kickoff. The fans at ohio stadium were late arriving but definitely were there. If you click on the link for your picture you can read that it was a pregame pic as well.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 08:16 PM   #3108
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Columbus had portions of I-71, 70,670,23,315, and 270 (outerbelt) shut down in the morning hours due to freezing rain that caused many accidents. Luckily the temperature rose before kickoff. The fans at ohio stadium were late arriving but definitely were there. If you click on the link for your picture you can read that it was a pregame pic as well.
Thank you.

The Ohio University has many fans..including myself. I really don't want anyone trying to bamboozle the uninformed casual observer.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 08:58 PM   #3109
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Thank you.

The Ohio University has many fans..including myself. I really don't want anyone trying to bamboozle the uninformed casual observer.
I wasn't trying to do that, if you clicked on the twitter links it obviously states the photos were minutes before kickoff. The fact still remains that none of those games were sellouts.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 09:01 PM   #3110
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That picture of Michigan Stadium was taken a half our before kickoff.
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Both michigan and ohio st had over 101,000 attendance which many other marquee college programs couldn't even fathom. This is in direct relation to conditions in columbus which left people sitting on highways for hours and a michigan program that has completely self destructed.Furthermore michigan plays in a stadium that packs in 115,000 so even if 101,000 is actual attendance there are going to be 14,000 empty seats. Michigan St. still had over 70,000 and both nebraska and iowa where sellouts or close to. So really we're talking about poor attendance for purdue and illinois who are the doormats of the conference.

Meanwhile,ohio state is leading the NCAA in attendance surpassing michigan's 16 year streak. I think everything will be ok.
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The point I was trying to make was that ten years ago I don't remember seeing this many empty seats(especially the growing number of empty seats in student sections) in Big 10 stadiums. The ticket values have also been plummeting this entire year.

Starting ticket prices on StubHub:
Maryland at Michigan: $7.25
Rutgers at MSU: $3.26
Minnesota at Nebraska: $15.87
Indiana at Ohio State: $19.80
Northwestern at Purdue: $5.15
PSU at Illinois: $3.70
Iowa at Wisconsin: $52.00

Even the best of the bunch, the storied Iowa-Wisconsin rivalry with both teams in contention in the West, was selling on the medium-cheap, where $52 would have seemed like a good deal for a game just few years ago. I think the Big 10 is an early warning of a trend that will increase around college football. Younger fans have other entertainment options and fewer people are willing to shell out the big bucks for season tickets, not to mention PSL's. Also, when you're playing schools you couldn't care less about (Rutgers and Maryland), at games that are increasingly long and drawn out by TV timeouts... I share the fans frustration.
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Columbus had portions of I-71, 70,670,23,315, and 270 (outerbelt) shut down in the morning hours due to freezing rain that caused many accidents. Luckily the temperature rose before kickoff. The fans at ohio stadium were late arriving but definitely were there. If you click on the link for your picture you can read that it was a pregame pic as well.
That explains a lot. OSU is the only school left that has hardcore SEC style fans in the Big Ten. Nebraska fans from what I've read are missing their old Big 12 rivalries. They are also not happy about being in the western division and not playing the big three(OSU, UM and PSU) on a regular basis. Just another reason why I can't stand realignment. Thanks a lot Jim Delany, Big Ten Network, Texas and the stupid Longhorn Network.
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The point I was trying to make was that ten years ago I don't remember seeing this many empty seats(especially the growing number of empty seats in student sections) in Big 10 stadiums. The ticket values have also been plummeting this entire year.

Starting ticket prices on StubHub:
Maryland at Michigan: $7.25
Rutgers at MSU: $3.26
Minnesota at Nebraska: $15.87
Indiana at Ohio State: $19.80
Northwestern at Purdue: $5.15
PSU at Illinois: $3.70
Iowa at Wisconsin: $52.00

Even the best of the bunch, the storied Iowa-Wisconsin rivalry with both teams in contention in the West, was selling on the medium-cheap, where $52 would have seemed like a good deal for a game just few years ago. I think the Big 10 is an early warning of a trend that will increase around college football. Younger fans have other entertainment options and fewer people are willing to shell out the big bucks for season tickets, not to mention PSL's. Also, when you're playing schools you couldn't care less about (Rutgers and Maryland), at games that are increasingly long and drawn out by TV timeouts... I share the fans frustration.
I don't disagree. The big ten has its issues and certainly higher ticket prices, increased options for fans to watch the game or do other things, and the weather situation during this time of year don't help. Michigan's current **** show of a situation and penn state's sanctions have not helped. Illinois,northwestern,indiana, and purdue have had poor year(s) that have really hurt them at the gate. Each one of the programs really has to be competitive in order to get the fan interest back.
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That explains a lot. OSU is the only school left that has hardcore SEC style fans in the Big Ten. Nebraska fans from what I've read are missing their old Big 12 rivalries.
Nebraska fans still sell the joint out...

As for Iowa.. I live in eastern Iowa. Iowa football and basketball are big time sports here.

Bottom line for the Big 10 is what Otto Racecar stated;

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the Illini football actual fannies in the seats attendance is an embarrassment.
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