The early bird catches the scheduling conflict.

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has struggled with attendance the past couple of seasons and is asking itself why.  One of the problem areas (and a potential solution) mentioned gave me a chuckle.

… Some fans complained about the start times — 11 of the 13 home games the past two seasons have started at 4 p.m. or earlier — but the thought is that later start times would yield similar attendance figures.

The administration has preferred earlier start times to try to maximize the number of people in the stands, with the thought that fans of SEC schools could go watch a UTC game, then get home in time to watch their favorite program play.

Evidently there must not be many Mocs fans who follow Georgia football.

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3 responses to “The early bird catches the scheduling conflict.

  1. Scorpio Jones, III

    FIFY: There are not many Mocs fans who follow Mocs football.

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  2. Captain Obvious

    They just need to bring in Terrell Owens for the halftime act. That’s worth the price of admission.

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  3. Macallanlover

    Having lived in the area in the past for over a dozen years, Mocs football can, and would be a decent draw if they didn’t insist on playing opposite SEC games on Saturday. They would do pretty well on Thursday and Friday nights, or in the Spring (which is my suggestion for 1AA programs). Hard to build community pride and get 90% of the area football fans out when it means you miss the TN, UGA, Bama, or Auburn fans. Just isn’t going to work, and will never build more than a niche bunch trying to building a football tradition. I have a couple of friends that are Moc fans who continue to butt their heads against that wall and just don’t realize it isn’t going to change on Saturdays in the fall. Located in the geography where three SEC crazy states come together, you have never seen a more divided group of CFB fans.

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