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College Football Suffers Biggest Attendance Drop In 34 Years
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RE: College Football Suffers Biggest Attendance Drop In 34 Years
Troy had its highest-attended season ever this past year.
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Two things at play:

1. better tv presentation makes it easier, cheaper, and sometimes better to watch from home

2. There are 130+/- FBS schools. Of those, there are only 66 teams in a power conference. Of those 66 teams, only about 15-20 will ever make the CFP. Of those 15-20 teams, if your team loses more than once, you're out. Fans are starting to realize this which leads to loss of interest as the season progresses.
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(02-14-2018 02:37 PM)TrueBlueDrew Wrote:  Two things at play:

1. better tv presentation makes it easier, cheaper, and sometimes better to watch from home

2. There are 130+/- FBS schools. Of those, there are only 66 teams in a power conference. Of those 66 teams, only about 15-20 will ever make the CFP. Of those 15-20 teams, if your team loses more than once, you're out. Fans are starting to realize this which leads to loss of interest as the season progresses.

Do away with Tuesday and Thursday night games that kill attendance. Realign conferences for a better geographical fit, creating more natural rivalries that excite the local fan and allow opposing fans to travel more.
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RE: College Football Suffers Biggest Attendance Drop In 34 Years
Meaningless table. Let me see the long-term trends. It would be like fretting over the losses in the stock market after it's made huge gains.

Also, it looks like the SEC and ACC are taking a big chunk of the losses. It shouldn't be surprising in the SEC considering how down a lot of the major programs are.
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(02-14-2018 02:58 PM)HoustonCajun Wrote:  
(02-14-2018 02:37 PM)TrueBlueDrew Wrote:  Two things at play:

1. better tv presentation makes it easier, cheaper, and sometimes better to watch from home

2. There are 130+/- FBS schools. Of those, there are only 66 teams in a power conference. Of those 66 teams, only about 15-20 will ever make the CFP. Of those 15-20 teams, if your team loses more than once, you're out. Fans are starting to realize this which leads to loss of interest as the season progresses.

Do away with Tuesday and Thursday night games that kill attendance. Realign conferences for a better geographical fit, creating more natural rivalries that excite the local fan and allow opposing fans to travel more.

Tuesday and Wednesday night games are dumb. I definitely agree they should be taken away altogether. I don't absolutely hate Thursday night games, but with NFL on Thursday nights it makes them less attractive. It'll never happen because ESPN doesn't care about attendance. Attendance helps the school's bottom line, not ESPN's. Until the schools make a stand then Thursday night games will persist. I could just see ESPN saying "you don't agree to Thursday night games then you don't get any games" type thing and that's never good.
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(02-14-2018 04:39 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(02-14-2018 02:58 PM)HoustonCajun Wrote:  
(02-14-2018 02:37 PM)TrueBlueDrew Wrote:  Two things at play:

1. better tv presentation makes it easier, cheaper, and sometimes better to watch from home

2. There are 130+/- FBS schools. Of those, there are only 66 teams in a power conference. Of those 66 teams, only about 15-20 will ever make the CFP. Of those 15-20 teams, if your team loses more than once, you're out. Fans are starting to realize this which leads to loss of interest as the season progresses.

Do away with Tuesday and Thursday night games that kill attendance. Realign conferences for a better geographical fit, creating more natural rivalries that excite the local fan and allow opposing fans to travel more.

Tuesday and Wednesday night games are dumb. I definitely agree they should be taken away altogether. I don't absolutely hate Thursday night games, but with NFL on Thursday nights it makes them less attractive. It'll never happen because ESPN doesn't care about attendance. Attendance helps the school's bottom line, not ESPN's. Until the schools make a stand then Thursday night games will persist. I could just see ESPN saying "you don't agree to Thursday night games then you don't get any games" type thing and that's never good.

ESPN is losing power in this age of ever increasing technology. With all the streaming options, we don't need ESPN. It's time to stand our ground and end those midweek games. The MAC goes the whole month of November with no Saturday games, and that's just dumb. ESPN owns our games, yet doesn't air the big home OOC games, stAte-Mizzou was not aired, I don't think App-Miami was aired, why would this be??? There has to be a reason why they don't air our premier OOC home games.
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(02-14-2018 06:10 PM)Usajags Wrote:  
(02-14-2018 04:39 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(02-14-2018 02:58 PM)HoustonCajun Wrote:  
(02-14-2018 02:37 PM)TrueBlueDrew Wrote:  Two things at play:

1. better tv presentation makes it easier, cheaper, and sometimes better to watch from home

2. There are 130+/- FBS schools. Of those, there are only 66 teams in a power conference. Of those 66 teams, only about 15-20 will ever make the CFP. Of those 15-20 teams, if your team loses more than once, you're out. Fans are starting to realize this which leads to loss of interest as the season progresses.

Do away with Tuesday and Thursday night games that kill attendance. Realign conferences for a better geographical fit, creating more natural rivalries that excite the local fan and allow opposing fans to travel more.

Tuesday and Wednesday night games are dumb. I definitely agree they should be taken away altogether. I don't absolutely hate Thursday night games, but with NFL on Thursday nights it makes them less attractive. It'll never happen because ESPN doesn't care about attendance. Attendance helps the school's bottom line, not ESPN's. Until the schools make a stand then Thursday night games will persist. I could just see ESPN saying "you don't agree to Thursday night games then you don't get any games" type thing and that's never good.

ESPN is losing power in this age of ever increasing technology. With all the streaming options, we don't need ESPN. It's time to stand our ground and end those midweek games. The MAC goes the whole month of November with no Saturday games, and that's just dumb. ESPN owns our games, yet doesn't air the big home OOC games, stAte-Mizzou was not aired, I don't think App-Miami was aired, why would this be??? There has to be a reason why they don't air our premier OOC home games.

Appalachian vs. Miami aired on the premiereship.
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College Football Suffers Biggest Attendance Drop In 34 Years
Its a combination of things. College football does not have anyone looking out for the good of the whole.

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(02-14-2018 07:46 PM)ark30inf Wrote:  Its a combination of things. College football does not have anyone looking out for the good of the whole.

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This is the truth, which is why there is always unrest. Always schools throwing other schools under the bus and politicking to position themselves above another school. The NCAA has very little leadership power at this point. The conferences are fighting with each other, which is why we have these over inflated conferences. Everyone is speculating on the future while no one is actually guiding the ship.

And that is why ND is a partial football member of the ACC, WV is in the Big 12, Mizzou is in the east of the SEC and why the Big East stopped existing as an FBS conference. Had these conference leaders been brought together with the NCAA, we would of had controlled changes with an end game in mind, instead, the conference leaders are just waiting for someone to blink so the land grab can start again.
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