As a current student, I have never missed a game and have always been there for kickoff. I can't imagine missing out on one of the 28 opportunities to be in the section. But on the other hand, it's a noon game against what was supposed to be a terrible team. This is for the students, so you can't shrink our section. I saw a post about a sort of dynamic allotment for different opponents which I think would be a solid way to solve the problem. But upping the pricing is absurd. I buy my own tickets, and any price increase would make me have to think twice about tickets, especially with next year's awful home slate. It's also ridiculous all the moaning about the student section's lack of spirit when the alumni refuse to stand up for a solid five minutes during the Wave in a CMU blow out.
Sad Picture at Stadium Just Before Kickoff
Also, while donuts and the HAIL app are nice bonuses, anyone who thinks they are a true incentive to get to the game on time is dreaming.
If you think Michigan football is "for the students", then why is the stadium 80% filled with non students, who despite pregaming ourselves and paying three times as much for tickets, show up on time?
It has been entertainment for the students since the college game's inception. The casual fans and alumni came after the students. Again, I show up on time because I don't want to miss "Band, take the field" and the banner. But you can't blame people for wanting to stay out longer for a noon game against a team that 1-11 for the past three years.
Because if you were to put every student at the University of Michigan in the stadium, it wouldn't even be half full. Come on now.
Absolutely correct. My larger point remains: created for the students, so don't screw the students over by shrinking the section or outpricing students. I hope it isn't sounding like I don't appreciate the other fans and alumni that make up the largest crowd and stadium in football. I'm just saying that I don't believe penalizing the students in lieu of other fans is right.
1. Alumni are just former students. We are of the same and we should not be bitching at each other.
2. I used to think the alums were terrible when I was a student too. At UTL2, all the alums around me were up and screaming for every defensive play. They're not as bad as students (including myself, formerly) like to imply.
3. You were probably doing the wave at the wrong time, IIRC /jkjkbutnotreally
As a recent alum I laugh at people on this thread. It was a noon game against a shit opponent. The frats were throwing pregame parties filled with free alochol and lots of girls. They're in no rush to get to the stadium because while they are football fans they are also college students. They like massive ammounts of free alcohol and women and music and partying. The game was not supposed to be close or enjoyable to a casual fan. Not every student is a die hard football fan (few are)
Yeah it was pretty frustrating how often I was told to sit down, it was the quietest and most boring crowd I have personally ever seen there
They really should do something with that student section. Perhaps maybe fill them with people that want to be at the game!
Get used to it! Great home slate for next year!