Growing up in the south, the social life of the state flagships seemed to revolve around football during the Fall. Actually the social life of elementary, middle, and high schools revolved around the state flagship's football team during the fall.
The point is football is a large part of the college experience at southern flagships.
I get the feeling it is different at ASU though because the stadium is half empty in a lot of images I have seen.
So how large of a part would you say football plays in the social life of the University during the fall?