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    Cyclone Student Section

    (I know, another thread about it, right)

    Throughout the Cyclone Alley threads I have usually laid low and not said much because I don't get to attend many games. While I don't hate the idea of an organized student section, today I witnessed something. During a timeout in the second half ISU was down 2 to Mizzou and during the timeout the student section sat down as usual.

    That part doesn't bother me, because during normal timeouts that is expected. But ISU had just pulled within 2 and they played the song Jump Around. The camera man was panning the student section and there was literally 10-12 people that were up and dancing.

    That, and where are the funny costumes and giant blow up heads that EVERY university has.

    I went to the UNI v Drake game and even the tiny butt Drake student section had blow up heads.

    I am not hating on Cyclone Alley, I just think they need to get a little crazy from time to time. You know, push the limits a little but.



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    Re: Cyclone Student Section

    For the very last time: W's = Crowd energy/involvement.



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    Re: Cyclone Student Section

    1-11. I ask people if they wanna go to the game and they say "No, I'm tired of watching us lose." Casual fans are done with the team. Do better than 1-11 and there will be a better atmosphere.

    This goes for everyone. Old people who never stand, organized student section, unorganized student section, upper deck. Winning breeds excitement. That is why the Baylor and Kansas games were such a good time and the crowds were so good. We were something like 14-3 or so. People were optimistic. That is gone, and you really can't blame the fans when the winning percentage is below 10% in conference.



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    Re: Cyclone Student Section

    Quote Originally Posted by AlleyAddict View Post
    For the very last time: W's = Crowd energy/involvement.
    That really shouldn't have to matter. The ******* MAYOR is coaching.. you shouldn't need a reason to cheer. Cheer because you're a cyclone fan. not because you have to... my god talk about tavern clones



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    Re: Cyclone Student Section

    Quote Originally Posted by redrage View Post
    (I know, another thread about it, right)

    Throughout the Cyclone Alley threads I have usually laid low and not said much because I don't get to attend many games. While I don't hate the idea of an organized student section, today I witnessed something. During a timeout in the second half ISU was down 2 to Mizzou and during the timeout the student section sat down as usual.

    That part doesn't bother me, because during normal timeouts that is expected. But ISU had just pulled within 2 and they played the song Jump Around. The camera man was panning the student section and there was literally 10-12 people that were up and dancing.

    That, and where are the funny costumes and giant blow up heads that EVERY university has.

    I went to the UNI v Drake game and even the tiny butt Drake student section had blow up heads.

    I am not hating on Cyclone Alley, I just think they need to get a little crazy from time to time. You know, push the limits a little but.
    Your grievances has been derived from the inability to win games over the past 4 years....Winning = Crowds.....as noted before



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    Re: Cyclone Student Section

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFB View Post
    That really shouldn't have to matter. The ******* MAYOR is coaching.. you shouldn't need a reason to cheer. Cheer because you're a cyclone fan. not because you have to... my god talk about tavern clones
    Did you go to the game today?



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    Re: Cyclone Student Section

    Quote Originally Posted by bostrem00 View Post
    Your grievances has been derived from the inability to win games over the past 4 years....Winning = Crowds.....as noted before
    It is tough for a lot to take that though. I thought Hilton was awesome today, even though 80% full. Maybe I am spoiled for the lack of experience. But when I see Drake student sections or UNI student sections beating the Cyclones Alley that makes me sad.

    There was literally no organized chants or anything energizing. Maybe their free hats got in the way.



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    Re: Cyclone Student Section

    Quote Originally Posted by AlleyAddict View Post
    Did you go to the game today?

    I did and I feel the same way he does. I'm 24 so I hardly remember watching The Mayor play, but I haven't missed a game yet because I have enough pride in my school to go support them no matter what.


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    I agree. We didn't choose Iowa State because it is easy. We chose Iowa State because it is awesome.
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    So frickin jealous of what they have in Ames. It's truly amazing what Fred has done coming in with 0 coaching experience.

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    Re: Cyclone Student Section

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFB View Post
    Matter of fact i did
    Surprising, since you're telling me to cheer when nobody was loud throughout the entire game.



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    Re: Cyclone Student Section

    The overall attendance today was pretty good, the student section attendance flat out sucked. They barely filled their bleacher sections up and it was painfully noticeably of all the empty red seats in the upper half of their sections. This team hasn't quit all season, its a shame a lot of students have already quit on this team though. These players deserve better, they are playing their hearts out with a short bench and their fellow peers can't even show up on a Saturday afternoon to support them.


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    Re: Cyclone Student Section

    Quote Originally Posted by redrage View Post
    It is tough for a lot to take that though. I thought Hilton was awesome today, even though 80% full. Maybe I am spoiled for the lack of experience. But when I see Drake student sections or UNI student sections beating the Cyclones Alley that makes me sad.

    There was literally no organized chants or anything energizing. Maybe their free hats got in the way.
    Go to a Drake game when they aren't playing UNI, then look at their student section. You won't see one.


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    Re: Cyclone Student Section

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFB View Post
    The ******* MAYOR is coaching.
    And this means precisely **** to most current students, most of whom were too young to remember him even being here. I was 10 when Hoiberg graduated, and ive been graduated for a few years. I dont remember him playing. Add to that that the last time ISU was any good most of the current students were in middle or elementary school, and all current students know of ISU is that we've been a pretty ****** baskeball program.


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    Re: Cyclone Student Section

    As much as people on here want to tell other people to cheer, you're never going to change anyone's mind. You can't tell people what to do, and if you want to make a difference, join the CAC, get something started, and make a real difference. Don't ***** at people on CF for not being loud when you're doing nothing to make the problem better.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFB View Post
    hell i'm a senior in high school and i know what it was like just by my parents telling me... that place was a hostile environment. Coaches used to hate coming to Hilton. Now it seems like it's just another place to play a game.
    Probably because we are 1-11. Pull your head out of your ***.



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    Re: Cyclone Student Section

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFB View Post
    i wasn't in the student section.
    i'm only 17 but my parents are like wow.. this place is quiet compared to what it used to.. during the announcement of the players the place was rocking. They tell me you couldn't even hear the PA. wow.. guess that's what happens when you don't win...

    so what you're saying if we were above 500 in the conference you'd be there cheering your *** off? huh
    How do you not understand this? Yes, and the place would be full to help me out. There's no energy because we suck. I'm baffled at how you cannot comprehend this.

    By the way, I was one of the few CA members that showed up today, so don't refer to me as a "tavern clone". I support my team, they are just terrible this year, and we never lead today, so there isn't much to cheer about.



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