Oregon Fans Don’t Travel Well?

We all love our Ducks, but it doesn’t always show up when our football team hits the road — especially for bowl games. This year, Kansas State needed more tickets within a week or two while Oregon fans can STILL buy tickets from the GoDucks.com website. I understand that many people don’t have the money to travel all the way to Glendale, let alone pay several hundred dollars for a ticket, but it is disconcerting to see tickets still available for a BCS Bowl game that is less than thirty hours away.

Oregon fans always look the part so let's show the world!I understand that many people have a beef with the school’s ticket office increasing prices yearly and might be using other sites like Stubhub to purchase tickets. Fans attending the Rose Bowl last year found themselves outnumbered somewhere close to three-to-one by a team hundreds of miles further away. With the Cowboy Classic the ratio was closer to four or five-to-one. One must acknowledge the idea that the statements of “enough is enough” have merit, however here at home Autzen Stadium has sold out 89 straight games, so it’s completely baffling that Bowl games and games against the almighty SEC can’t sell out.

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Brandon Gruber

Brandon Gruber

Brandon is a senior at The University of Oregon majoring in Film Studies and minoring in Communications. Brandon has been a Duck fan for ten years since he moved from southern California to Salem, Oregon, and quickly realized the Ducks were the missing piece in his life. A Pac-12 fan since birth, much of his family attended UCLA and has since converted all of them to the Quack Attack. Brandon interned for the Statesman Journal covering the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes and hopes to work for the Pac-12 in the near future. He also hopes to see the "Flying-V" formation played out on the football field in the fall of 2013. Brandon would love your feedback on any and all articles. Tweet me: @BrandonGruber

  • I live out in TN, raised in the Medford area of been down here in SEC country for 8 years now. I had numerous people tell me at the Ducks VS Tenn game that we were THE best out of conference traveling team they have seen. Even here in Nashville, I took a friend out the Thursday before the game and ran into Ducks everywhere. It was great.

  • ForeverWet

    Some kind of “tipping point” has been reached this season where fan sentiment has changed drastically. The magic just isn’t in the air – which is crazy to me, but it can’t be denied.