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    ESPN Mag - College BBall Preview

    We are ranked last in home crowd noise according to pollers (current players). Does this have to do w/ the construction of Hilton or are we that quiet? Our student section isn't good imo and hasn't been for awhile. I remember it being more full when I was in school but maybe I'm biased. Maybe it will be different w/ wins...just wanted to throw this out there.



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    Re: ESPN Mag - College BBall Preview

    This has everything to do with the fact that we havent had much to cheer about the last 4 years.



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    Re: ESPN Mag - College BBall Preview

    We may need to get PETA involved in this. For some reason we just cant let this horse stay in the ground. People just keep digging it back up and beating it some more.



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    Re: ESPN Mag - College BBall Preview

    No way we are quieter than Colorado.



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    Re: ESPN Mag - College BBall Preview

    We are ranked last in home crowd noise according to pollers (current players). Does this have to do w/ the construction of Hilton or are we that quiet? Our student section isn't good imo and hasn't been for awhile. I remember it being more full when I was in school but maybe I'm biased. Maybe it will be different w/ wins...just wanted to throw this out there.
    Wow - did they disassemble and reassemble Hilton Coliseum sometime in the last decade? Because the construction of the building never has been used as an excuse as to why the arena has been so quiet.

    The real reason as to why Hilton is so quiet is 5 years of **** basketball compounded with people purchasing high-priced tickets that are either too good to show up for the game or, when at the game get all "I spent the money and I'll be the kind of fan that I want to be". Hilton Magic cannot survive, much less thrive, under such conditions. Hopefully winning will change things.



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    Re: ESPN Mag - College BBall Preview

    Makes me want to puke to read that. Hilton used to be in the top 3 in the conference (along with Allen Fieldhouse and GIA). And no, we weren't winning Big 8 titles when it was like that.

    I have no desire to offer my personal opinion of why...too many current ticket holders will just get defensive and blame it solely on poor performance on the court, and I'm a lot more tired of that story than the story of how Hilton has slipped.

    Bring it back, Fred. And it's going to take more than just a few more Ws in conference play.



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    Fred's gonna need some magic to bring back the magic. The fans have to step up as well. Who cares if this team only goes .500, they're way more fun to watch than the last 4 years and play with guts and work their ***** of. I think the Montana St. game was a good place to start, the crowd was decent and got loud at some points.



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    Re: ESPN Mag - College BBall Preview

    The crowd in Des Moines for the Creighton game was (sadly) about the best I've seen in years for an ISU game, but that may have been fueled by the desire to beat GMac and the closeness of the game in all but a short stretch in the 2nd half.

    Here is another recent article on arenas:
    Allen Fieldhouse tops list of Big 12 arenas | The Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia, Missouri



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    Re: ESPN Mag - College BBall Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    This has everything to do with the fact that we havent had much to cheer about the last 4 years.
    Slow McD ball was not conducive to cheering. It was boring.


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

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    Re: ESPN Mag - College BBall Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Slow McD ball was not conducive to cheering. It was boring.
    QFT



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    Re: ESPN Mag - College BBall Preview

    Yes, I'm sure winning will bring the noise back...I've purchased season tickets for 3 years now and will agree the GMac style of play was boring (Texas was a fun game last year) and finally made it to the game Saturday and the crowd was surprisingly pretty good. I love cheering when Hoiberg comes out from the locker room. It's just nice to see this style of play back at Hilton.



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    Re: ESPN Mag - College BBall Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by Chizit View Post
    Fred's gonna need some magic to bring back the magic. The fans have to step up as well. Who cares if this team only goes .500, they're way more fun to watch than the last 4 years and play with guts and work their ***** of. I think the Montana St. game was a good place to start, the crowd was decent and got loud at some points.

    Wow if that crowd was decent we have slipped a long ways. I went to that game and it was dead. I just chalked it up to it being a half empty holiday crowd. I had student season tickets and my last year was Fred's first year. It is no lie that the person next to you could yell at you and you could not understand them for large segments of games. Hilton was intimidating and something to be proud of. Please bring that back!



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    Re: ESPN Mag - College BBall Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Losing McD ball was not conducive to cheering. It was boring.
    Corrected. We never lit up the scoreboard under Floyd but there was still plenty of magic left in Hilton then. When Hilton was at it's best, it was just as loud when we were on defense than after a big dunk or a 3. Times have changed, people have changed, and we've sucked for what seems like an eternity.....not a good combo. It's not going to come back overnight and as mentioned before, people need to be willing to go out of their comfort zone a little bit, stand up, and make some noise. It will feed on itself, but it needs to get started first.



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    Re: ESPN Mag - College BBall Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by flycy View Post
    Wow if that crowd was decent we have slipped a long ways. I went to that game and it was dead. I just chalked it up to it being a half empty holiday crowd. I had student season tickets and my last year was Fred's first year. It is no lie that the person next to you could yell at you and you could not understand them for large segments of games. Hilton was intimidating and something to be proud of. Please bring that back!
    I remember those days...the last few seasons walking up the steps to get into Hilton has been pretty depressing. The place needs work, the crowd needs work.

    After going to the new KFC Yum Center in Louisville and seeing what a Big East arena is like and the atmosphere, we've got some work to do. I think Fred will take us to new heights, but we've dropped behind a ways.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CloneAbuse View Post
    After going to the new KFC Yum Center in Louisville and seeing what a Big East arena is like and the atmosphere, we've got some work to do. I think Fred will take us to new heights, but we've dropped behind a ways.
    Well, that's a brand new arena.

    Carver-Hawkeye is a joke. Not just the crowd and such, but the facility as a whole. Hilton is lightyears ahead IMO.



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