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"Boise State has an unprecedented level of success rivaling traditional college football powers Ohio State and Alabama."  

 

 

No, they do not and are nowhere close to tOSU and 'bama.

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Quit reading shortly into the article.  

 

"Boise State has an unprecedented level of success rivaling traditional college football powers Ohio State and Alabama."  

 

 

No, they do not and are nowhere close to tOSU and 'bama.

 

100% agree. Plus they were D2 as recently as the 90's I believe. No way are they on par with ANY of the traditional TOP 20 teams.

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Lots of crazy Boise fans cheering for their football team to win. Doesn't look like any Boise fan at the game has any clue about what happened to their wrestling team.

I'd say out of the 17 sports that Boise State currently has, 6 men's and 11 women's, that 15 of them fit the description of BSU fans having "no clue about them."   

 

I myself get a little tired of the "because wrestling is a non-revenue sport" argument, considering that if BSU only wanted to sponsor revenue sports (and this would be true at all other schools as well) that their athletics program would dwindle down to simply men's basketball and football. 

 

I also think that wrestling would be doing itself a huge favor in realizing that we're in this fight for survival, attention, growth and existence with tennis, gymnastics, Swimming/Diving, Golf, Cross Country, and the many other sports that struggle to hold on at the collegiate level.  

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Quit reading shortly into the article.  

 

"Boise State has an unprecedented level of success rivaling traditional college football powers Ohio State and Alabama."  

 

 

No, they do not and are nowhere close to tOSU and 'bama.

 

Um....this is a wrestling board...the point was about #6 as I stated...which is BSU dropping wrestling being one of the factors of why attendance is down. You probably didn't know (based on your response) that over 20k signed a petition and also stated that they would not go to BSU football games - not that all would go anyway. 

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I could be wrong but hasn't it been shown on here more than once that even FB and BB are not revenue sports really? (most schools)

 

There are football programs losing money out there. NMSU, for example. NMSU is a beacon of futility in college football. I've been thinking of starting an SB Nation site dedicated to the Aggies entitled "Lessons in Futility".

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The recent news about Carson Kuhn had me wondering about Boise State athletics, so I checked back in and noticed that their football team - despite winning their conference and division, winning their bowl game against a prestige-brand P5 opponent and finishing in the top 25 in all three polls - had an average home attendance of just 31,126 for the season (down from the figure linked in @gowrestle's initial post) and the lowest average attendance since 2007 when they were in the WAC.  Season ticket sales for Boise State football was at its lowest total since 2004 and it looks like they are putting out discount offers for 2018 season tix already. Whew, that's tough.

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The recent news about Carson Kuhn had me wondering about Boise State athletics, so I checked back in and noticed that their football team - despite winning their conference and division, winning their bowl game against a prestige-brand P5 opponent and finishing in the top 25 in all three polls - had an average home attendance of just 31,126 for the season (down from the figure linked in @gowrestle's initial post) and the lowest average attendance since 2007 when they were in the WAC.  Season ticket sales for Boise State football was at its lowest total since 2004 and it looks like they are putting out discount offers for 2018 season tix already. Whew, that's tough.

 

 

Maybe the entire state is out on a mission!

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