When is the last time we had 50,000 for a game? Times are changing as well.
The TV experience is so good now. Hard to leave the comfort of the living room with today's technology. College football game day has become less and less about the game and more and more about the "fan experience". We may never see the "glory days" again. Dying are the fans that really care about the university or the sports programs. Partly because we have sucked for so long, but there are not near the numbers of diehard ECU pirate fans! Social issues and the university is also somewhat at fault ... but this is a different world now.