The University of Michigan visits Michigan State for a football game this weekend. Nearly a half century ago I was in the band at State and we sat in Section 10, right next to the student section which is, as you can see only a corner end zone where at one point it was the entire end zone.
Where I sat in the band (for free of course) now goes for $177 per ticket for this one game.
I understand that football fuels a lot of things for the university, particularly in the non-revenue sports area, campus recreation and facilities, and even a synthetic marching band practice field. All well and good.
Just for nothing, I wonder if there will be a time in the future when students don't have seats they can go their entire college experience without seeing a football game in person. I remember each UM/MSU game like a movie. I can hear the noise, the applause, the cheers....all stuff I'll never forget. Students who are shut out from the experience have something in common with me:
You can't forget something you see or never see.