Michigan Seeks Solution to Student No-Shows at Football Games

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Michigan Seeks Solution to Student No-Shows at Football Games
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Ann Arbor — Michigan officials are making an all-out press this week to get the student section at Michigan Stadium filled before Saturday's noon kickoff against Iowa. And that has been a problem recently. Last weekend, athletic director Dave Brandon said there were 11,000 empty seats — there are approximately 22,000 student tickets — for the noon kickoff against Northwestern. It only sparsely filled in as the game went on. For the 3:30 p.m. kickoff against Michigan State on Oct. 20, there were 3,500 no-shows, Brandon said. And, another 1,000 students came in and validated their tickets to re-sell, bringing the total to 4,500 no-shows...

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