With all the talk on the board right now regarding players statements either directly requesting fan support (Jack Miller) or via the Michigan Facebook page featuring a Dennis Norfleet's quote I wondered if they were responding to the boycott or something else. So I went on StubHub and looked just now to see how many tickets were available this for each of this Saturday's B1G games. Here's what I found:
Illinois at Wisconsin- 778
Indiana at Iowa - 804
Northwestern at Minnesota - 804 (yup same number available as Indiana v Iowa)
MSU at Purdue - 906
Rutgers at OSU - 1636
Penn State at Michigan - 3904
I also just went on Mgoblue.com and requested 10 seats together and was able to secure the order meaning there are a LOT of unsold seats right now. There were also smaller quantities available all through the endzone and corner sections but the fact I could get 10 together for the marque home night game a mere three days before kick-off is not good.
I think that's why there's been a recent surge in player and athletic department urging for fan support this week. Not because of the threat of a boycott IMO - it's because they have a shit-ton of seats to sell by next Saturday night and they're competing with the current ticket holders who don't want to go the game to sell them.