(NOTE: This post has been edited because I originally had Iowa's single-game ticket prices wrong for for four of the seven games. My apologies, and thanks to reader "Garth Algar" for pointing out the error. If you ever see factual mistakes here, please tell me and they will get corrected as soon as I am aware of them.)
First of all, I want to thank Andy Baggot of Madison.com for doing much of the legwork for this blog post. Baggot wrote this story last week detailing single-game ticket prices of all Big Ten football home games.
Incidentally, check out Baggot's Monday essay entitled The stats don't lie — Wilson's a mind-blowing addition for Bucky
I'm not getting wrapped up in season-ticket prices here, and what it takes to get them ("donations"). This is just the single-game tickets that are sold for most games in the Big Ten.
Were you to somehow be able to pay face-value for single-game tickets to all of Iowa's 12 games, here is the whip-out:
Home games: $70 for Michigan, $65 for Indiana, Northwestern and Michigan State, $57 for Tennessee Tech, Pittsburgh and Louisiana-Monroe. Total: $436
at Iowa State $90 ($60 for hillside seats)
at Penn State $70
at Minnesota $70
at Purdue $46
at Nebraska $70
Now, here are some quirks:
Purdue is charging $65 for Notre Dame and Ohio State, but just $46 for Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota.
Minnesota is getting $70 for Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin (nice home schedule, Gophers), but just $50 for Illinois and North Dakota State, and a mere $35 for New Mexico State and Miami (Ohio).
Even though Nebraska has sold out every home game since Lewis and Clark passed through, the Huskers are asking only $55 for Tennessee-Chattanooga and $65 for Fresno State as opposed to $70 for its four Big Ten games and Washington. Nebraska knows the economy is still soft and you can't assume those $70 ducats for Chattanooga would all move.
Then there's this from Iowa State:
The Iowa game is $90 in Ames. ISU's home games against Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State go for $65. Kansas? Just $60.
Oh snap, Jayhawks!