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2011 EMU Football Skills Clinic for Women, not the bargain it was last year

April 21, 2011

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.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Mark H. permalink
    April 21, 2011 10:15 am

    any idea on how many people participated last year?

    • April 21, 2011 10:25 am

      I heard estimates generally ranging from 60 to 100.

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