Northwestern: Winning Will Not Fill Ryan Field

Posted by Ryan Dietz on September-28-2009 Add Comments

All of you who think that winning will put butts in the seats at Ryan Field, it’s time for you to think differently. 

Winning does not equal attendance.

Northwestern should have had people at the games this year coming off a 9-4 season and a trip to the Alamo Bowl, but so far, the ‘Cats are averaging just 19,729 fans at Ryan Field through three home games.  Granted, two of those games are to Towson and Eastern Michigan, but many NU alums are upset at the poor turnout.

The really sad part is that athletic director Jim Phillips is literally giving tickets away.  If your kid gets solid grades in elementary school, you get a free family packag...

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