The crowd is atrocious, as expected, for UCLA-Hawaii.
16 minutes until kick. Taking guesses for today's attendance… pic.twitter.com/lcVHIFmw6D— Thuc Nhi Nguyen (@thucnhi21) August 28, 2021
Perhaps with that in mind, we have this tweet from Brandon Sosna, which I address below.
2019 – 1 week from kickoff: 4,725 student season tickets sold— Brandon Sosna (@BrandonSosnaUSC) August 28, 2021
2021 – 1 week from kickoff: 7,379 student season tickets sold
USC students are fired up! Me too! Like many current freshmen/sophomores, I’ve also never been to a game at the Coliseum with fans!
One week. #FightOn✌🏼 https://t.co/B1oHX8i3Xs
Now for some context. Are USC students super-excited because of the efforts of Coach Bohn, Sosna, the social media team and Clay Helton?
The answer is you basically have a freshman and sophomore class that never set foot on campus before thanks to COVID-19 and are experiencing everything together for the first time.
So a twice-the-normal size class of first-time USC students, which explains why there are nearly double the number of student tickets sold. It’s the same reason student events on campus the first week drew larger than normal crowds. It’s a giant freshman class composed of freshmen and sophomores.
And USC will use it for promotional purposes.
Now let’s see the REGULAR season-ticket sales from Sosna.