NC State at Boston College: 5 Big Questions

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It’s a rivalry game, and you probably have questions.

Wait, what do you mean no? Yeah, BC has locked up a losing record, but you still care about this game, right? Whatever; here are the questions:


5.) Will BC get a big crowd for Senior Day?

I’m going to say no, because Boston College (a) did not even pack the house full for a primetime Thursday night game against Florida State and (b) have yet to crack 39,000 for any game this season.

NC State is a rivalry game because of Tom O’Brien and being in the same division, but if people haven’t been coming out to any of the other games this season, I’m not sure why they’d start on Saturday. I’m not saying I agree with it, but it’s an unfortunate reality.

Now I’m going to shamelessly transition into what is a sad commentary on the decline in interest in going to BC games. The Eagles have averaged 36,109 fans per game this season; Alumni Stadium holds 44,500. In 2007, BC averaged about a ten people shy of 42,000 per fame. In 2008, just over 41,000.

Over the Spaz tenure, BC home games are averaging 36,797 per game, following them routinely drawing over 40 thousand per game before he took the wheel. You better believe that’s going to drop further if he stays, since some more season ticket holders will abandon ship. Stadium attendance, like the program, is going in the wrong direction, and it might get worse before it gets better.

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