Pac-12 Championship Not A Sellout ACC Championship Game Tix Sales Slow Cal, Oregon To Play At Levi's Stadium Large Demand For Tickets To Iron Bowl A's, Raiders Ink Coliseum Extensions NCAA Faces Pressure On Major Changes Duke AD White Talks ACC TV Net, Football Revival NCAA Sues EA Sports, CLC MSU's Izzo Upset Over Empty Seats SEC The Most Business-Savvy Conference
WILL THE PIGSKIN CLASSIC LIVE ANOTHER YEAR?
Published December 22, 1994
The Orange Bowl Committee is trying to bring the Pigskin Classic to the Orange Bowl stadium in '96. The Classic is one of two preseason football games run by the Nat'l Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and sanctioned by the NCAA. The Classic has been sponsored by Disneyland and played in Anaheim since the game began in '90, but Disney dropped out after attendance "plummeted to an all-time low" of 28,513 this year. Also bidding for the game was the Kickoff Classic at the Meadowlands, which wants to merge the two games beginning in '96. The OBC bid is contingent on getting a sponsor and network TV commitment (Susan Miller Degnan, MIAMI HERALD, 12/22).