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    OU Game - Atmosphere at Hilton

    I made it to the game yesterday; it was the first time I had been back to Hilton since I was in school from 99-03.

    I have to say that the atmosphere was pretty lacking, and I was especially disappointed in the enthusiasm from the students. I think a lot of this has to do with the fact that they are stuck behind the baskets, or maybe we just cheered louder back in the day. Maybe the flow of the game had something to do with it as well, or maybe it was because we were up by 20 in the second half.

    It really is sad that the students no longer have a section in the lower level along the length of the court. For those of you who attend on a regular basis, was yesterdays atmosphere the norm for Hilton this year?

    I'm planning to make it back for the Baylor game, so hopefully the crowd is more into it for that one.



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    Re: OU Game - Atmosphere at Hilton

    Probably because we were playing a horrible OU team and the flow of the game sucked. The Baylor game should be pretty good.


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    Re: OU Game - Atmosphere at Hilton

    Seriously?



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    Re: OU Game - Atmosphere at Hilton

    When did the students ever have a section along the length of the court? It was never there when I was a student...



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    Re: OU Game - Atmosphere at Hilton

    I bet quite a bit were in Cedar Falls last night.



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    Re: OU Game - Atmosphere at Hilton

    Even though it was very full yesterday the atmosphere was dead most of the time for numerous reasons. This is not normal.



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    Re: OU Game - Atmosphere at Hilton

    I was there. The crowd wanted to get into it. Weird game.


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    Re:OU Game - Atmosphere at Hilton

    The KU game was good, but yes yesterday was the norm. The fact that it was a sellout (sales) and the team has so much on the line, you'd think people that had tickets would get their ***** to the game and make some noise.



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    Re: OU Game - Atmosphere at Hilton

    Quote Originally Posted by zwclones51 View Post
    I bet quite a bit were in Cedar Falls last night.
    LOL...people don't show up because they are harvesting their crops, now they dont show up because there is a Jason Aldean concert?



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    Re: OU Game - Atmosphere at Hilton

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by zwclones51 View Post
    I bet quite a bit were in Cedar Falls last night.
    LOL...people don't show up because they are harvesting their crops, now they dont show up because there is a Jason Aldean concert?
    That's why I wasn't there, as well as a few of my friends...attendance at the concert last night was 23,000 so there's a good chance quite a few were drawn away.



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    Re: OU Game - Atmosphere at Hilton

    The crowd was also a bit late arriving, the traffic outside sucked... pulled into ames around noon (enough to be way early usually) and didnt get to my seat until right at tipoff, even with a parking pass. Traffic was heavy, but traffic management was a bit of a mess too (they shouldnt be pulling people across 4th through the stadium lot. let everyone get in line like everyone else at 4th or university at that intersection... letting people use that stadium road screwed the whole flow up)



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    Re: OU Game - Atmosphere at Hilton

    It was a strange game flow wise.

    Before the game it seemed there was some excitement in the air (imho).

    As the game started there was quite a bit, but for various reasons the team just kept plugging along a few points up, the game got stopped, and it just did not flow.

    Towards the end, with the reviews by refs and other stupid calls it seemed to take forever. However, this was when the crowd really started to show life.

    For the a good part of the team seemed to have a slow rhythm to it and I think that also impacted the crowd.

    It seemed quieter than normal (as compared to the last few games), but I do not think we should be complaining about anyone, student, or fan who was in the building. The paid and showed up.



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    Re: OU Game - Atmosphere at Hilton

    Quote Originally Posted by Agclone91 View Post
    That's why I wasn't there, as well as a few of my friends...attendance at the concert last night was 23,000 so there's a good chance quite a few were drawn away.
    Wasn't the game at 12:45pm? I assume the concert was at 7pm or so?? Could have made both it would seem.



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    Re: OU Game - Atmosphere at Hilton

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Wasn't the game at 12:45pm? I assume the concert was at 7pm or so?? Could have made both it would seem.
    Yeah...it takes 90 minutes to get to Cedar Falls. However, maybe they went the night before to party?



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