Brian Bennett of ESPN’s Big East Football blog recently released the Spring Game attendance numbers for 7 of the 8 Big East programs. Unfortunately, the Cards attendance ranked in at second to last in the league.
West Virginia: 22,000
South Florida: 2,493
Cincinnati: N/A (Cincinnati’s wasn’t officially reported but is believed to be anywhere from 2,500-3,000)
It’s hard for me to be critical of the fans for the low turnout considering I couldn’t make it myself. I like to think that the terrible weather was the main reason for the no-show, but I’m sure there were other factors as well. Charlie Strong is a bad mad, but it’s even tough for him to compete with Elton John, who was in concert at the Yum! Center the same night as the Spring Game.<