“That model is starting to fall apart for a bowl trip.”

Boy, Nebraska fans are psyched for the Gator Bowl.

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10 responses to ““That model is starting to fall apart for a bowl trip.”

  1. Macallanlover

    Nebraska has a well deserved reputation for traveling well to every game, probably would be ranked #1 at that over the past 40+ years. They will show up, have no doubt. I am more worried that the Nebraska team is more motivated than we will be. Fans may not like a rematch but players like to get a little revenge and the 2nd time around. allegedly, favors the team who lost the first game. Should be a close game if they can throw the ball at all.

    I do feel the “model” is indeed, Senator. Fans are breaking away from buying through the AD for both bowls and selected games during the regular season. Not talking season tickets for home games here but away games, an individual tickets for home games on the open market are much more attractive through the ticket resellers. I don’t think the genie is going back in that bottle anytime soon.

  2. Careful Brad

    It’s going to look like an ACC Championship game crowd.

  3. SCDawg

    They only bought 4,000 tickets last year for the Cap One Bowl.

    • Macallanlover

      I think that number is misleading, they can only track the ones bought through the Athletic Department. NU had way more than 4000 fans at the Cap One, many fans know there are much better seats available from local ticket holders.

  4. Gravidy

    I know “disenfranchised” has become an almost entirely meaningless buzzword, but Mr. Glenn apparently thinks it means “they hate their coach so much that they won’t give me their money”.

  5. PTC DAWG

    I see the point, not much to get excited about with this Bowl.

  6. Merv

    The participating schools get tickets assigned in the end zones and upper levels. I can get better seats at the same of lower price by not going through the athletic department. The SEC needs to negotiate a better deal for its members with each bowl. I’d buy through UGA if it didn’t put me in the upper level, especially when the 50 yd line has plenty of empty seats

  7. FCDore

    These are mere words that haven’t been put into effect, but Slive’s commen in the August press release announcing the new bowl selection process starting in 2014 suggest that the ticket allotment process is about to improve, if only slightly.

    http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/246353/sec-announces-agreements-with-nine-bowl-games.aspx

    Under the new SEC bowl system, the Capital One Bowl in Orlando (vs. Big Ten/ACC), a long-time SEC bowl, will have the first selection of available SEC teams after any conference schools have qualified for the College Football Playoff, the Allstate Sugar Bowl or the Discover Orange Bowl.

    Following the Capital One Bowl, there will be a pool of six bowls comprised of renewals with the Outback Bowl in Tampa (vs. Big Ten), Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville (vs. ACC/Big Ten), TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl in Jacksonville (vs. ACC/Big Ten) and AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis (vs. Big 12), as well as new agreements with the Texas Bowl in Houston (vs. Big 12) and Belk Bowl in Charlotte (vs. ACC).

    In consultation with SEC member institutions, as well as these six bowls, the conference will make the assignments for the bowl games in this newly created pool system.

    “This bowl process gives us the best opportunity to address several issues that impact SEC fans, including the creation of intriguing matchups, the accommodation of travel for fans, reduced ticket obligations for our schools and a variety of assignments to help prevent repetitive postseason destinations,” said Slive.

    The SEC has also renewed its relationship with both the Birmingham Bowl (vs. TBA) and the Advocare V100 Bowl in Shreveport (vs. ACC).

    • Macallanlover

      Would love to see both the B’ham and Shreveport bowls cut from the SEC list. I don’t care if ESPN wants to maintain 35 bowls, I just don’t feel that many SEC teams should be rewarded with a bowl annually. And I don’t think anyone with fewer than 6 D1 wins should go bowling either. I know it won’t change, but that is my opinion. Fans should not have to decide on attending cold weather bowls to support teams that were mediocre throughout the season.