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RE: The History of the NIU Huskies Thread - required reading
Why were the south end zone bleachers removed in the first place? I know we rarely sell out the east and west, but on the rare occasion a Kansas comes to town you can sell a few thousand more tickets (season tickets if the name is good enough). What am I missing here?
10-03-2010 02:17 PM
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(10-03-2010 02:17 PM)Max Power Wrote:  Why were the south end zone bleachers removed in the first place? I know we rarely sell out the east and west, but on the rare occasion a Kansas comes to town you can sell a few thousand more tickets (season tickets if the name is good enough). What am I missing here?

Good question. The north end zone seats were in place for the 2003 Iowa State win but were not used and covered with a black tarp and the Huskie logo because they "were condemned."

I checked some pictures and the south end zone seats were gone for that 2003 ISU game - the berm was already there. The Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium article says NIU "created the
attractive South end zone berm in 2002."
I would imagine those beachers were in unsafe condition and were removed.
10-03-2010 03:00 PM
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I can't imagine it costs all that much to maintain some bleachers, especially if rarely used. If NIU doesn't install some type of seating in the south end zone before (if?) Kansas comes to town, it seems to me they're just leaving money on the table.
10-03-2010 04:09 PM
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I have, in a box, the SI issue with the "unknown undefeated" article AND the Northern Star issues where we beat Iowa state, maryland, and alabama
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(10-03-2010 04:09 PM)Max Power Wrote:  I can't imagine it costs all that much to maintain some bleachers, especially if rarely used. If NIU doesn't install some type of seating in the south end zone before (if?) Kansas comes to town, it seems to me they're just leaving money on the table.

+1

I don't get it either, and I didn't get it in 2003.
10-03-2010 04:23 PM
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(10-03-2010 04:10 PM)niuguy Wrote:  I have, in a box, the SI issue with the "unknown undefeated" article AND the Northern Star issues where we beat Iowa state, maryland, and alabama

That's cool. I keep the same stuff and my house is sinking about an inch per year.
10-03-2010 04:25 PM
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(10-03-2010 04:25 PM)niuaccy1976 Wrote:  
(10-03-2010 04:10 PM)niuguy Wrote:  I have, in a box, the SI issue with the "unknown undefeated" article AND the Northern Star issues where we beat Iowa state, maryland, and alabama

That's cool. I keep the same stuff and my house is sinking about an inch per year.

You must have bought an issue with more material :)
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I remember vividly being in an ER with my son at then end of september 2003, picking up an NY Times and reading the following article..

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/25/sports...nking.html

Prior to 2003 NIU struggled to get coverage in Chicago papers(still do to an extent)..but the NY times, that was something! Looking for the USA Today article with turner on the front sports page day of Maryland game.
10-03-2010 05:54 PM
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Meet The Burner...USA Today sports page cover...published day of Maryland game.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/f...over_x.htm
10-03-2010 05:56 PM
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(10-03-2010 04:10 PM)niuguy Wrote:  I have, in a box, the SI issue with the "unknown undefeated" article AND the Northern Star issues where we beat Iowa state, maryland, and alabama

PJ Flecks now wife used to work at fattys. I had given her my copy of teh SI for PJ to sign., never got it back.
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