WILL THE PIGSKIN CLASSIC LIVE ANOTHER YEAR?
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).