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Can the Horseshoe beat the Big House?

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July 7, 2014 at 2:16pm

I came across another article comparing OSU's phenomenal tickets sales against the abysmal sales in Ann Arbor. What made this article interesting is the main question presented; can the Horseshoe beat the Big House in season attendance?

While Michigan has reigned as college football’s attendance leader for 39 of the past 40 years, a perfect brew of events has positioned Ohio State to swipe the crown.

At the same time, OSU is bracing for record six-figure crowds at newly renovated Ohio Stadium — one prominent ticket broker calls the Buckeyes the hottest team in the country — Michigan faces its toughest sell in decades. Thousands of past ticket buyers are saying no thanks amid increased prices, decreased results, and a blah home schedule highlighted by a prime-time visit from Penn State.

Most telling is the veering paths of the rivals’ usually most loyal faction: the students.

While Dave Brandon is blaming ticket sales on flat-screen TV's, OSU is blowing past their student season ticket allotment. It will be interesting to see if the Bucks can lead the nation in attendance this season.


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