I’ve focused a lot on USC fans who gave up their season tickets the past two seasons.
But there could be an overlooked constituency that goes ballistic in the fall: The fans who don’t get to go to games.
If USC plays in a stadium that is half empty (or more), someone will be denied access. Once you get past the student section and Scholarship Club members, you might have to actually tell someone who actually goes to games, “No.”
I’m sure a lot of people reading this will insist USC doesn’t have 20,000 fans who want to go to games.
But I have some sympathy for the athletic dept. types who might deal with irate fans denied admittance to a game. Ron Orr generally dealt with unsatisfied boosters but he was fired in January. Who gets that unenviable task now?
Maybe a hype video on why everyone cannot attend home games will solve everything.
- The USC band has elected Jake Mequet as its new drum major. He replaces India Anderson, who was the first female drum major.