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Re: Spring Games
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2019, 05:13:52 PM »
OU used to have a Varsity vs. Alumni Game at the end of spring.  That probably ended in the 1970s, and the Red-White Game took its place.  I don't think it got really big until sometime after 2000.
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Re: Spring Games
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2019, 06:04:35 PM »
The news about any UGA-OU series has abated, hopefully not for good reason, just absence of news.  They have played once, and never regular season H&A.

I'd like to see a UGA-UW series someday, either Wisconsin or Washington, I'm not picky.  Who would you like to see your team play?

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Re: Spring Games
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2019, 11:05:59 PM »
I hope the OU-UGA series turns out to be for real.

I'd always like to see OU play Notre Dame.  I'd like to see a series with USC.  Florida, too.

I'm looking forward to the scheduled series with LSU, Tennessee, Michigan, Nebraska, Bama, and Clemson.  Hope I'm still alive for all of them.

I'd like to go see OU at Army in 2020.  Especially if it's at Michie Stadium rather than somewhere in/around NYC.  Michie Stadium is a beautiful venue, overlooking the Hudson River.  I can't remember how much of the river itself (if at all) you can see from the stadium, but the valley is still lovely even when you can't see the river.  It's scheduled for 26 September.  The leaves should be starting to turn.
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Re: Spring Games
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2019, 09:30:33 AM »
Gatorama said Michie was perhaps his favorite stadium.

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Re: Spring Games
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2019, 12:24:27 PM »
OU used to have a Varsity vs. Alumni Game at the end of spring.  That probably ended in the 1970s, and the Red-White Game took its place.  I don't think it got really big until sometime after 2000.
Evidently the alumni game went to at least 1994. I remember Toby Keith getting his ankle broken but I had to look up the date.
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Re: Spring Games
« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2019, 12:31:05 PM »
Does anyone know about when spring games became something folks attended as opposed to a scrimmage in the stadium in front of 200 people?
i think it was about the time Bill Snyder came to KState.  He is the first one I remember locking down the practices and banishing the media and then, it seems, everyone did. Before that reporters and fans were able to attend and report on practices so the spring game wasn't a big deal.  Nowadays, it is about the only time fans can actually see the players do something.
Ironically, KState's new coach has opened some of the practices and has a meet & greet instead of a spring game.

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Re: Spring Games
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2019, 11:52:51 PM »
For the second consecutive season, the Huskers led college football in spring game attendance with a sellout. In fact, the 85,946 fans who showed up marked the second-highest figure in program history behind last year's 86,818, which falls in the Top 10 all-time after Memorial Stadium in one day after Scott Frost was hired as coach. Many of the Huskers' most important players sat out due to injury, but Heisman candidate Adrian Martinez did play the first half and led a touchdown drive.

https://247sports.com/college/nebraska/LongFormArticle/Nebraska-Huskers-Alabama-Ohio-State-Tennessee-Penn-State-spring-game-attendance-college-football-131430647/#131430647_10
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Re: Spring Games
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2019, 12:30:37 PM »
I'd like to go see OU at Army in 2020.  Especially if it's at Michie Stadium rather than somewhere in/around NYC.  Michie Stadium is a beautiful venue, overlooking the Hudson River.  I can't remember how much of the river itself (if at all) you can see from the stadium, but the valley is still lovely even when you can't see the river.  It's scheduled for 26 September.  The leaves should be starting to turn.
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Re: Spring Games
« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2019, 01:01:37 PM »
Hey, you got your wish, CW!
Yep.

Now I've got to get tickets.
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