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    ****Official Stop Complaining About Student Turnout Thread****

    I think the title speaks for itself.

    I don't remember anyone ever complaining about student turnout when we were a below .500 team during McD's tenure, so why are you now???

    We are having an amazing year in basketball which we haven't for the last 5 years, so enjoy it!! I can't speak for every student that bought tickets but as a former student during all of McD's tenure, I wouldn't want to go to games because we always seemed to lose, no matter how good we started the year off.

    Give it a year before you start raising the pitchforks and going after the student section. Let us establish a "tradition" of winning before you criticize the student section for the lower turnout than the early 2000's. Remember, we had been an above .500 team year after year then with a few Big 12 Championships!



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    Re: ****Official Stop Complaining About Student Turnout Thread****

    Thank you!



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    Re: ****Official Stop Complaining About Student Turnout Thread****

    Good thing us "donors" do not feel the same and still donated during the McDermott years and continue to do so now.

    Just like a friend, you find out who the true fans are during the bad times. You do not wait until everything is good and then show up.



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    Re: ****Official Stop Complaining About Student Turnout Thread****

    [QUOTE=ISU4ME;2702458]Good thing us


    exactly!



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    Re: ****Official Stop Complaining About Student Turnout Thread****

    Quote Originally Posted by 4EverACyclone View Post
    I think the title speaks for itself.

    I don't remember anyone ever complaining about student turnout when we were a below .500 team during McD's tenure, so why are you now???

    We are having an amazing year in basketball which we haven't for the last 5 years, so enjoy it!! I can't speak for every student that bought tickets but as a former student during all of McD's tenure, I wouldn't want to go to games because we always seemed to lose, no matter how good we started the year off.

    Give it a year before you start raising the pitchforks and going after the student section. Let us establish a "tradition" of winning before you criticize the student section for the lower turnout than the early 2000's. Remember, we had been an above .500 team year after year then with a few Big 12 Championships!
    Um, because we are a .714 team right now?



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    Re: ****Official Stop Complaining About Student Turnout Thread****

    fat Elvis does not approve of this thread.


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    Re: ****Official Stop Complaining About Student Turnout Thread****

    Quote Originally Posted by 4EverACyclone View Post
    I think the title speaks for itself.

    I don't remember anyone ever complaining about student turnout when we were a below .500 team during McD's tenure, so why are you now???

    We are having an amazing year in basketball which we haven't for the last 5 years, so enjoy it!! I can't speak for every student that bought tickets but as a former student during all of McD's tenure, I wouldn't want to go to games because we always seemed to lose, no matter how good we started the year off.

    Give it a year before you start raising the pitchforks and going after the student section. Let us establish a "tradition" of winning before you criticize the student section for the lower turnout than the early 2000's. Remember, we had been an above .500 team year after year then with a few Big 12 Championships!
    Because it made sense to not go to watch us get blown out, but it doesn't make sense to not go when we're a 20 win team with a shot at the NCAA tourney. For starters.



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    Re: ****Official Stop Complaining About Student Turnout Thread****

    No thanks, I'll keep complaining about the pathetic turnouts but you guys have fun in here patting each other on the back for your fellow students not showing up on a weekday where you are all within 10 minutes of Hilton at a max, most within walking distance.


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    Re: ****Official Stop Complaining About Student Turnout Thread****

    If people would show up then people wouldn't have to complain. But if fans don't like going I am not going to complain. Nothing I can do about it except go to every game like I do no matter if we are 30-0 or 0-30.



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    Re: ****Official Stop Complaining About Student Turnout Thread****

    Here's another issue at least from my perspective. It's annoying that students get a pretty good price for lower bowl tickets compared to us regular folks and then don't show up.



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    Re: ****Official Stop Complaining About Student Turnout Thread****

    I'm a student and think the student turnout has been horrible this year. No reason the student section shouldn't be at least 90% full every game.

    Just got done taking a midterm, didn't stop me from going to the game last night.



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    Re: ****Official Stop Complaining About Student Turnout Thread****

    The most annoying thing about people complaining is that us students who are on CF are probably at the game. We can't do anything about other students showing up so that's why we hate those threads. I go to every game and cheer and I know a lot of other students on here do the same.



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    Re: ****Official Stop Complaining About Student Turnout Thread****

    Quote Originally Posted by Thompsonclone21 View Post
    If people would show up then people wouldn't have to complain. But if fans don't like going I am not going to complain. Nothing I can do about it except go to every game like I do no matter if we are 30-0 or 0-30.
    No they wouldn't have to, but they still will.

    I feel the same way though. Why all the fuss about something you have no control over? Just show up and support the team, unless you can provide something constructive to these students to help get their attendance up.



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    Re: ****Official Stop Complaining About Student Turnout Thread****

    Would it help if they stopped selling basketball packaged with football season tickets? Some students buy the whole package even though they only want to go to the football games and then their tickets are wasted when basketball season rolls around.



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    Re: ****Official Stop Complaining About Student Turnout Thread****

    It boils down (imho) that it is clear some thinkgs need to be tweaked for next year (easier ticket transfer, CA, perhaps reducing ticket allocations, ect).

    However, as long as we have a posted sellout for several games, and hundreds of empty seats inside when people cannot get tickets outside, there will be a large focus on this. It is not go to go away that easy.

    Having said this, I give a ton of credit to all students who have been there this year, they have done a great job overall.

    Just my opinion.



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