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Division 1: Michigan, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern, MinnesotaThe rumored protected rivalry for Iowa if these are the two divisions is Purdue (sarcastic yaaay).
Division 2: Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana, Illinois
A lot of kids are buying hill tickets becuase they are cheaper, then just sneaking into the student section. And I hate to admit this but more people than I would have ever imagined seem to be planning on driving to Iowa City on gamedays this year, which really ticks me off.Al_4_state blames closet Hawk fans?
Where in the hell are all these closet Hawk fans coming from? You'd see a few when I was in school, but not that many, and we're talking like 3-4 years ago. It's like they've multiplied.FDWxMan blames the stupid freshmen:
I think I knew one guy my whole tenure at ISU who was a Hawk fan, and he ended up going to more games in Ames than IC, just because he knew more people here.
I really think the University just completely dropped the ball here, and somehow confused a bunch of the incoming freshman. It would be interesting to see if the drop in tickets is due to lower freshman buys.cycoOJfan89 just thinks times are tough and has a tear jerking tale:
Reason being, I talked to my brother yesterday (new freshman) and asked if he had picked up tickets yet and he said "No they just scan your ID right?" and I said, well yeah if you bought them, and he thought that was already taken care of/paid for with U-bill when you got the id.
And then after I got him to go online to buy, that's when we discovered this "can't use your U-bill" nonsense. I bet this is a significant chunk of the drop if in fact the university did make it confusing to the newbies.
I was just trying to come up with ideas, I have my tickets. In fact, I get the student tickets even though my family gets 50 yard line and club section seats. I usually watch from the 50 and say screw the student section even though I got the student tickets. The student section is fun and all but I'd rather have 100% focus on the game.motorCYcle says it's the tricky $10 fee:
Actually though, this will be the first year without the Club Section seats... and I know I can blame this one on the economy. My father owns a pretty successful business in Marion that sells Menards, Wal Mart, Pep Boys, etc but business has been so slow that the Club seats had to go bye bye. I had been sitting in those Club Section seats since I can remember too... We will never see those seats again since someone else will swoop right in!
Student Season TicketsClone5 blames the lazy students:
Season Student Football $145.00
Season Student Men's $125.00
Student Game Day T-Shirt $7.00
Student Ticket Fee $10.00
While I knew I was going to buy season tickets, it was still extremely hard to see the price. And WTF is a Student Ticket Fee?! They didn't even tell you about it until you were about to type in your credit card number. If I was not an ISU fan and just a student, I would not have bought tickets this year.
I really don't think this is all on the athletic department though. Students want more and more things done for them so I think maybe parents should be given information too whether it be at orientation or whatever.There is a lot more in that thread but I got bored and decided to take a look at another. Let's look at the student ticket sales thread.
We just do not have the bandwagon hoppers to push sales in tough economic times....Clonebydesign blames the booze:
My point being I think the students are being (have always been) to focused on the party and not on the game. Just look at how many stay outside and never go in. But that goes for some adults also. We just dont have large enough fan base to be lazy.And there are many more excuses, faulty logic, and strange reasons over there. I'll let you find the rest.
''Sergeant Denise Brotherton of Iowa City Police Department said Koeppel was heading westbound on Burlington Street on his Yahama motorcycle when John Logan, 54, of Iowa City turned left onto Gilbert Street and struck Koeppel. Logan was driving a Ford F-150.''