PHOTOS: There are some awfully weak crowds at early B1G games
Maybe it’s the weather, but there are some late-arriving crowds in B1G country, to say the least.
With temperatures in the 30s with rainy and windy conditions across the conference, there don’t appear to be many sold-out stadiums.
Take a look at Purdue, which is hosting senior day against No. 7 Wisconsin:
— GoldandBlack.com (@GoldandBlackcom) November 19, 2016
— Nathan Baird (@nbairdjc) November 19, 2016
If that wasn’t bad, how about Illinois? The Illini are hosting Iowa today, and frankly, there isn’t much of a crowd for that, either.
Nine minutes before kickoff. Smallest crowd at any D-I football game I've ever witnessed in person. pic.twitter.com/5nDfWzvd24
— Mike Hlas (@Hlas) November 19, 2016
Here come the Hawkeyes. pic.twitter.com/TNyW0NOEk1
— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) November 19, 2016
Even Michigan State isn’t at capacity for kickoff hosting Ohio State on Saturday in East Lansing. The student section hasn’t filled out very well.
Perhaps after an early touchdown, MSU students will fill Spartan Stadium:
Crowd shot at kickoff. Mostly full, lots of red pic.twitter.com/0V5gCWE00i
— Kyle Austin (@kylebaustin) November 19, 2016
It’s worth noting that many of those pictures were taken a few minutes before kickoff. With such poor weather, many people probably waited until the last possible minute to file into the stadium.
But hopefully B1G seniors get bigger crowds than that.