Ute Spirit Squads Drumming Up Fans

Ute Spirit Squads Drumming Up Fans

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Sammy Linebaugh ReportingThe Utes want you at Rice Eccles Stadium, especially if you're a high school student.

Team spirit squads have blitzed more than 20 area high schools drumming up support for tonight's game as part of an ongoing effort to boost game attendance.

What's the best way to get crowds out to any event? Good old-fashioned bribery; offer them free tickets. Thousands of tickets have been handed out to high school students across the valley the past few days as part of this traveling pep rally.

At Copper Hills High School the message was clear: in tonight's match-up against California, the Utes need you to put Urban Meyer's football team over the top.

With BMXers, cheerleaders and special guest, the Utes former Ute QB Frank Dolce, Utah's Crimson Club has hit nearly two dozen area high schools with a show they say, is selling football to an up and coming fan base.

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