Deion Sanders is doing relevant colorado football again, and the numbers from the spring game are showing it.
Colorado has already shattered attendance record two months before the Buffaloes’ scheduled spring game, according to The Denver Post.
The Buffs have sold more than 30,000 tickets to the game as of Tuesday morning, with general admission tickets going for $10 while students can attend the game free.
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The previous attendance record for a spring game was set in 2008 when 17,800 fans showed up, according to the report.
«The response to spring game sales has been very exciting,» said Alexis Williams, CU’s senior associate athletic director of field operations. «I think it surpassed anything we thought it would be, so we’re excited to have thousands of fans here for a spring game. I think it’s also giving fans who won’t be able to make it in the fall a chance to have a Go ahead and come to the game.»
Sanders took over the program two months ago and has already caused quite a stir.
«Prime Time» was able to attract the ranked class 21 on National Signing Day, adding a top-five transfer portal class that includes quarterback Shedeur Sanders and cornerback Travis Hunter.
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For comparison, the Buffs had the 58th-ranked class in 2022 under former head coach Karl Dorrell.
«We’re not recruiting ordinary Tom, Dick and Harry,» Sanders said at his National Signing Day press conference. «We drafted some guys who can light up the scoreboard and stop touchdowns from happening. We’re getting there. We’re serious about it.»
«Hope is in the house. Hope is in the air. Hope is in the city. Hope is in the community.»
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Sanders came to Boulder to a program that has fallen on hard times, going 1-11 in 2022, and hasn’t been able to win more than five games in a season since 2016.
«It’s a whole different level of expectation around here, and you have to be able to play the game,» Sanders told ESPN on Friday. «So a certain level that might have been welcome, that level is no longer welcome here. It’s a whole different game now.»
Colorado’s spring game will be played on April 22 at Folsom Field.