August 31, 1994 |
The end has been expected for several weeks, and Disneyland made it official Tuesday, announcing it will not renew its sponsorship of the Pigskin Classic at Anaheim Stadium. Disneyland's five-year, $5-million sponsorship contract expired after Monday night's game, in which Ohio State beat Fresno State, 34-10. The attendance of 28,513 was the lowest in five years.
August 30, 1994 |
Don Andersen was watching the last five years of his life flash before his eyes, checking the fading pulse of his dying football game from a joyless, all-too-private suite atop Anaheim Stadium. Andersen probably preferred it this way, to spend these last few moments alone in quiet contemplation, but come the third quarter, the men from the newspapers were knocking at his door. Vultures. Obituary writers.
August 27, 1994 |
When Fresno State and Ohio State meet at the Disneyland Pigskin Classic Monday night, a crowd of 30,000 is expected, said Orange County Sports Assn. Executive Director Don Andersen, whose group promotes the game. "We're disappointed that our attendance will be on the low side," Andersen said. Because the Angels were scheduled to play a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians this weekend at Anaheim Stadium, the Pigskin Classic had to scheduled on Monday.
August 10, 1994 |
The Disneyland Pigskin Classic football game, which has been marked by appealing matchups but lackluster crowds, might be making its final appearance in Anaheim Stadium Aug. 29. Disneyland's five-year contract to sponsor the event expires after this year's game between Fresno State and Ohio State, and "it's just very unlikely they'll renew it," said Orange County Sports Assn. Executive Director Don Andersen, whose group promotes the game.
April 8, 1994 |
After failing to lure Nebraska, organizers of the Disneyland Pigskin Classic have targeted Ohio State for the Aug. 29 college football game at Anaheim Stadium. The Big Ten co-champion has been offered a spot to play Fresno State, but whether the Buckeyes accept is up to Coach John Cooper and the team, Athletic Director Jim Jones said Thursday. Don Andersen, executive director of the Orange County Sports Assn., which stages the game, is optimistic.
March 2, 1994 |
A Nebraska-Fresno State matchup in the Pigskin Classic fell through Tuesday when Cornhusker Athletic Director Bill Byrne informed Pigskin officials that Nebraska would not play in the Aug. 29 game in Anaheim Stadium. Nebraska, expected to have one of the nation's top college football teams next season, received an official invitation to the game Monday. Don Andersen, executive director of the Orange County Sports Assn.