2011 EMU Football Skills Clinic for Women, not the bargain it was last year
While we’re waiting for this morning’s expected announcement of Rob Murphy (no longer being reported as a rumor or attributed to “sources”) as the new EMU men’s basketball head coach in a little under an hour, let’s talk about football for a moment. Specifically, let’s talk about the EMU Football Skills Clinic for Women.
Long-time readers may recall that around this time last year, we observed that the EMU Football Skills Clinic for Women was a tremendous bargain, since the $30 registration for the all-day event included a general admission season ticket, normally selling for $45. Well, the Football Bowl Subdivision-mandated attendance push was in 2010, and since attendance this fall doesn’t matter, they’ve cut back a bit.
Actually, they’ve cut back a lot. Registration this year has dropped to $25 ($15 for EMU students), and still includes a meal, a t-shirt, a $5 donation for breast cancer research, and photograph/autograph time with Ron English and the rest of the coaching staff. But instead of a full-day clinic, this year it will just be 3 1/2 hours on a Friday night, and instead of including a season ticket it will include a single-game ticket for the scrimmage opening game against Howard University. Don’t take this the wrong way; this is still probably worthwhile if you’ve got the money and are interested. It’s just nowhere near the bargain it was last summer.