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  • IUPalum
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    Smacked!

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    New year ... another paddle for Irish Tom in the Mon Valley

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  • IUPalum
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    Appleby as usual is out of control driving the lane.

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  • IUPalum
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    Just started watching, Cal loves lobbying for calls. hahaha Game looks very sloppy!

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    This feed ... goodness.

    Anybody else's freezing up constantly? Maybe it's my phone. But it sucks so far.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Tom up two at half. Neither team a great half.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Ugly first quarter for Megan Smith. Make matters worse ... 2 fouls.

    Parsons also has two.

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  • IUP24
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Quality over quantity.

    Look at that Pitt upset of Miami at the end of the football season. Heinz Field was juiced up. Very rare but it was alive. That was an atmosphere and it certainly helped the home team. I like the idea of Pitt tarping off the upperdeck. Pack the lower bowl. I'd like the KCAC to do something similar. IUP is never going to come even close to routinely filling the place (or even half of it). Obviously I'm not talking about tarping seats there but condensing the crowd.

    Look at the Field House ... 1,500 in there was packed and loud. Those same 1,500 in the KCAC are spread out way too far and dull nearly every game.

    There 35,000 people there and that was one of the loudest crowds I’ve ever been in. Quality over quantity. It’s all perception. The day after Thanksgiving. Those people cared and wanted to be there.


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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    IUP can also improve the atmosphere dramatically by taking advantage of the facility more. They have one of the only state-of-the-art gyms around. Most were built 50 years ago.

    I think they need to really spruce up the player introductions. Turn the lights off. Use the spotlights. That's one of the coolest parts of D1 games. They can do it. All the technology is there. The P.A. announcer needs some energy. Talk about a snooze fest.

    Use the video board board more effectively. Play modern music. Earth, Wind and Fire is cool like maybe once a season. The Big League Haircut Hairy Man and the Kiss Cam were cool 6 years ago. Spice things up. As IUP24 has said many times, ... get the old people out of the courtside seats. The first 4-5 rows across from the benches should be all students. Whole way across the floor.

    Those are cheap fixes that would go a long way to liven the place up. Make it look and feel like a college game and not a high school game. Why build the arena to have the same look and feel of the Field House?

    Never know ... 'cool' things up a little bit and that coveted 'culture' may start to change.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Quality over quantity.

    Look at that Pitt upset of Miami at the end of the football season. Heinz Field was juiced up. Very rare but it was alive. That was an atmosphere and it certainly helped the home team. I like the idea of Pitt tarping off the upperdeck. Pack the lower bowl. I'd like the KCAC to do something similar. IUP is never going to come even close to routinely filling the place (or even half of it). Obviously I'm not talking about tarping seats there but condensing the crowd.

    Look at the Field House ... 1,500 in there was packed and loud. Those same 1,500 in the KCAC are spread out way too far and dull nearly every game.

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  • Fightingscot82
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    Originally posted by IUP24 View Post
    I think the general point is about the atmosphere. Sure, you go to see the basketball game. But you enjoy the crowd being involved and into it.


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    Good point. Its very similar to the debate about the Pirates. If you're a true baseball person you can enjoy going to see the Washington Wild Things for $5. But its not the same thing as going to a Pirates game. Why? Atmosphere. Its still baseball but they're not in the same league for atmosphere. A small Division II court can feel 'big time' if the people want it.

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  • IUP24
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    Originally posted by Mjtheman View Post
    Reilly has changed his offense in the past two seasons were it is much better to watch. It’s no coincidence that’s the exact time season tickets didn’t sell out. Many fans wanted a better style for years but they aren’t very good at listening to the fans concerns. The obsession over students going to games is nauseating. I never went to a game to see a student cheer.

    I think the general point is about the atmosphere. Sure, you go to see the basketball game. But you enjoy the crowd being involved and into it.


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    Gannon edinboro game really boosted the average. Take out that game attendance average is 540 a game.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    It's everywhere. There are 12 teams in the PSAC right now drawing less than 297 per game.

    Notice the trend for IUP and Gannon -- the two yearly leaders in attendance:

    Starting with the current season and in descending order:

    IUP

    794 (current season)
    1,367
    1,363
    1,330
    2,090
    1,586
    971


    Gannon

    640 (current season)
    712
    763
    1,134
    963
    1,080
    1,121


    Those are pretty eye-opening declines. Including the current season, IUP's 7-year average is 1,357. Gannon's 7-year average is 916. So, going by the 7-year number (good sample size), IUP is down 563 per game this season. Gannon is down 276 per game.

    Now, it's logical to say the games over break bring down the number. However, in IUP's case, they played just three home games over the break -- and each one exceeded the season average. Figure that one out. In other words, the team is drawing better, per the gate numbers, with students not on campus.

    IUP only has (5) regular season home games left -- three of which are on Saturday nights (which generally draw better).

    Make of this little example what you want but if anything else it's interesting to see the numbers.

    As someone who attends the home games, this is really the first year you can notice the big decline. As to why ... opinions vary.
    Last edited by IUPbigINDIANS; 01-17-2018, 12:54 PM.

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    Reilly has changed his offense in the past two seasons were it is much better to watch. It’s no coincidence that’s the exact time season tickets didn’t sell out. Many fans wanted a better style for years but they aren’t very good at listening to the fans concerns. The obsession over students going to games is nauseating. I never went to a game to see a student cheer.

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