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Thoughts on U-M and UW college football

June 19, 2014 - Burt Angeli
Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports, with college football not that far away, has some great insight on the subject.

For example ...

— At Michigan, student ticket-sales projections are way down for 2014, and there may not be a strong enough market among other fans to pick up that slack and fill nearly 110,000 seats.

While soft student attendance is a growing national trend, there is a specific reason why Big Blue fans are likely uninterested in shelling out big bucks at the Big House: the home schedule is awful.

It consists of Appalachian State (yes, everyone remembers 2007, but that brand of lightning doesn't strike twice), Miami of Ohio (coming off its first winless season since 1940), Utah, Minnesota, depleted Penn State, Indiana and Maryland.

How much would you pay for that season-ticket package?

— Wisconsin hasn't lost a season opener since 1997, but playing LSU in Houston will severely test that streak.

Especially since the Badgers have a rebuilt front seven going up against a Les Miles team that may run the football a thousand times, given the inexperience at quarterback and wide receiver.

Among the LSU backs the Badgers must tackle: freshman Leonard Fournette,'s No. 1 offensive recruit the country.



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