They have to restructure the seating so that the students get better seats and can be more engaged. They also need to let empty seats from season ticket holders go to students. Their needs to be more marketing on campus that there is a basketball game. Students shouldn't have to find out that there is a game through ESPN - it should be all over the campus, in the dorms, etc. Get the casual student/fan to take 2 hours and enjoy a basketball game easily without the lottery system mucking everything up. Students want to be engaged with the basketball program - many picked Tech over JMU or the other state schools because they wanted that big campus, sports oriented, college experience (and a great education to boot). If we market successfully, and make getting tickets easier, I don't think it will be difficult to improve attendance. Particularly if we have a quality product on the court. I know this season was a down year, but it didn't become a down year until January when ACC play began - yet I specifically remember attendance being poor playing Ok. St. and some of the other bigger games in November and December when our record was sitting pretty. And even when we did start to tailspin, its not like we didnt have a quality product on the court. The games were still highly competitive and made for great theater and drama. I think it all comes down to making tickets available for students and improving marketing on the campus.
No one had to "tell us" when there was a game. We camped for up to a week (for UNC and Phil Ford). w e rocked for most games inthe late 70's. Not sure why a student body of our size needs to be "marketed".
I will never understand people.
They're the worst!
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