So, let’s assume we take care of business between now and then, by winning the remaining home games and stealing at least one on the road AND let’s assume Ohio State takes care of their business coming in as an undefeated #1 ranked team. I say all bets are off as to whether we have a packed house or a mediocre showing at the gate.
On the downside, we have a basketball fan base that is pretty unpredictable when it comes to game attendance, mixed with a week night game starting at 9:00 pm, a student body that apparently would rather sit in the Pattee stacks than trudge out past the IM building in the middle of winter, and a University that turns football games into a rock concert atmosphere, but can’t figure it out across the street.
On the upside, we would have the potential to make history by knocking off the undefeated #1 OSU, stage a proper sendoff to Penn State’s all-time best player, and show this team the kind of support that it deserves as it tries to lock up its NCAA bid. With that said, will it be SRO or black curtains in the upper ends?