2009 College Football Attendance – Week 11

November 19, 2009

Here are the top 5 stadium attendance figures from college football this past weekend (home team listed first):

1)  Penn State vs. Indiana:  W, 31-20  (107,379)

2)  Ohio State vs. Iowa:  W, 27-24  (105,455)

3)  Georgia vs. Auburn:  W, 31-24  (92,746)

4)  LSU vs. Louisiana Tech:  W, 24-16  (92,584)

5)  USC vs. Stanford:  L, 55-21  (90,071)

If I missed something let me know.  This is the sixth week in a row that a Big Ten team has been first on the list.  All of the games were fairly close except for the beatdown that USC got from Stanford.  This weeks cheerleader offering has to go to Stanford for their performance vs. the fifth largest crowd in the country!

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2009 College Football Attendance – Week 10

November 12, 2009

Here are the top 5 stadium attendance figures from college football this past weekend (home team listed first):

1)  Penn State vs. Ohio State:  L, 24-7  (110,033)

2)  Michigan vs. Purdue:  L, 38-36  (108,543)

3)  Texas vs. UCF:  W, 35-3  (101,003)

4)  Tennessee vs. Memphis:  W, 56-28  (94,636)

5)  Georgia vs. Tennessee Tech:  W, 38-0  (92,746)

If I missed something let me know.  This is the fifth week in a row that a Big Ten team has been first on the list.  The top two both lost their games, so my picture love this week goes out to the Longhorns.  Hook ‘Em!

UTFans


College Football Attendance – Week 9

November 3, 2009

Here are the top 5 stadium attendance figures from college football this past weekend (home team listed first):

1)  Ohio State vs. New Mexico:  W, 45-0  (104,719)

2)  Tennessee vs. South Carolina:  W, 31-13  (96,263)

3)  LSU vs. Tulane:  W, 42-0  (92,031)

4)  Auburn vs. Mississippi:  W, 33-20  (84,756)

5)  Florida vs. Georgia:  W, 41-17  (84,604)

If I missed something let me know.  A few things to point out:  1)  This is the fourth week in a row that a Big Ten team has been first on the list.  2)  Most of the ten schools with the largest stadiums were playing away games this week, thus the reason for the lower attendance totals compared to the last several weeks.  3)  Four of the top five were SEC teams…is there any doubt that they love their football down there?  4)  The Florida/Georgia game wasn’t at UF, rather it was in their usual neutral site of Jacksonville.  Congrats to the Buckeyes!

OSUFans


College Gameday Contest & Notes

October 29, 2009

I mentioned earlier this week that College Gameday was going to be held in Eugene, Oregon, and that I would be holding my first official That Fan contest.  Basically what I’m asking is for someone who is going to be in the crowd to get That Fan some pub on a sign.  It doesn’t have to be on a sign all to its own, so you can do your sign making fun of USC (I’m assuming that there will be mostly Oregon fans there) and throw “That Fan” somewhere on the sign.  Better yet, make it large and throw it on the back of the sign.  I know, I know, “What’s in it for me?”

Well, if I can see the sign on TV for even just a few seconds, I’ll give you a $25 gift card to anywhere of your choice.  If the sign gets major airtime, I’ll up it to $50.  If it is a particularly good sign I’ll just send you the money via PayPal.  You will also get MAJOR pub on this site of course!  That might not sound like much but considering I’m funding this out of my own wallet, and assuming you are more than likely a college student, its drinking money you didn’t have previously.  How do you claim your prize?  Send me a picture of you holding your sign, and I will compare it to the sign I saw on TV to make sure it is the same sign.  Easy as that.  **Just an FYI, if a miracle occurs and I see 20 signs showing up on the broadcast, I reserve my right to provide gift cards only to the best signs!**  Examples for your sign, although I encourage creativity:  “I AM THAT FAN”, “THATFAN.COM”, “blog.thatfan.com”, etc.  By the way, I will run this contest every week going forward so if your school is hosting Gameday in the future, keep checking the site for details.

Enough about the contest for now.  Duck fans, if you are wondering where Gameday will be filmed, it will be at the Casanova Center parking lot that is parallel to Martin Luther King Blvd. and north of the Casanova Center.  The show airs at 7 a.m. (PDT) and the gates are expected to open to spectators & That Fan contest winners at 5:30 a.m.  More details can be found HERE.

Being that Oregon has been the topic at hand, I wanted to post a fantastic article talking about Oregon’s homefield advantage at Autzen Stadium.  This only gives further credibility to the post I wrote several days back about the importance of making noise at football games.  You can read the ESPN article HERE.

I’ve heard rumors that Oregon is telling everyone to wear black for Halloween, thus making the game an official black-out game.  Might want to be careful, blackouts haven’t gone so well this year!  Can any Oregon fans confirm?

A few final notes:  I hope to see at least two Washington State flags like I have every week so far considering how close you are to Oregon.  Jenn Brown is supposedly going to be on Gameday this week.  Don’t forget to vote for your favorite signs from last week’s Gameday at BYU!  Lastly, my “team of choice” (who will continue to remain nameless until they prove on the field that they deserve the publicity) has a game at 3:30pm ET, so I may not get the signs up until that night, but I’ll do my best to get them up as soon as Gameday is over!

BlackOregonHelmet

Will Oregon Black-out USC?


Top 10 Largest College Football Stadiums

October 23, 2009

If you’ve read a few of the posts here at That Fan, you’ll notice that my goal is to show each of you how to provide your team of choice a home-field advantage.  A few days ago I showed you the importance of noise while your opponent has the ball.  What is one way to be sure you have crowd noise at your home games?  Attendance.  And what is the best way to have the highest amount of attendance possible (besides having a damn good football team)?  Capacity.  Below is the list of 2009’s top 10 biggest college football stadiums by seating capacity.  I’ll do a more in-depth review of each of these over the coming weeks.

1)  Beaver Stadium – Penn State University (107,282)

2)  Michigan Stadium – University of Michigan (106,201)

3)  Ohio Stadium – THE Ohio State University (102,329)

4)  Darrell K. Royal  Texas Memorial Stadium – University of Texas (100,119)

5)  Neyland Stadium – University of Tennessee (100,011)

6)  Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – University of Southern California (93,607)

7)  Sanford Stadium – University of Georgia (92,746)

8)  Rose Bowl – UCLA (92,542)

9)  Tiger Stadium – LSU (92,400)

10)  Bryant-Denny Stadium – University of Alabama (92,012)

Penn States' Beaver Stadium - The Biggest in the Land...

Penn States' Beaver Stadium - The Biggest in the Land...