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  1. #1 College football attendance down in 2017 
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    I was surprised to read that only 51 teams in the FBS (129 teams) had an increase in home
    average attendance last season over 2016.

    Biggest losers: UCLA (-11,415 average per home game), California (-10,090), Pitt (-9,781)
    Western Michigan (-7,952), Louisville (-7,905).

    Best gains: Purdue (+13,433 average per home game), Louisiana Tech (+9,963), Akron (+9,232),
    Florida Atlantic ((+8,865), New Mexico St. (+8,694).

    I'm guessing bad teams, bad matchups and cost have a lot to do with the decline. What do you
    think men?
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    UCLA understandable...2 new pro teams in the market...
    Cal ...just a bad team
    W Mich correct me if im wrong good coach left...writing on the wall!
    Pitt not a good team
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    Yeah, bad teams probably have a lot to do with it but even Alabama was down about a
    100 fans per home game. Sorry non-conference opponents have a lot to do with Bama's
    decline.

    I was offered 4 free tickets on the 40 yard line when Alabama played Mercer and I said
    no thanks. Years ago I would have jumped at the opportunity...guess I'm getting old.
    I want to see a good game or rather watch it from my easy chair.
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