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    Pre game atmosphere

    What needs changed? Is it the video? Music? Jock jams? The last two Saturday games both against 2 top 24 teams has been severely lacking and it definitely carried over yesterday to the game. Last week we came out of it from a crowd standpoint but yesterday was as mild a hilton as I can remember unt the last five minutes. I realize not every game is Kansas or Michigan but still it needs a boost. Didn't they used to hange videos throughout the year to show more current highlights or maybe highlights of big past games against the team they are playing that day? And jock jams must go. Good win yesterday not trying to be Debbie downer after a win but think most would agree it could use a switch up. And I already emailed pollard.



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    Re: Pre game atmosphere

    I blew yesterday and knowing this purposely just sat in the car and just listened to the pregame. Too bad we can't do it like KU does.



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    Re: Pre game atmosphere

    I agree with this; our pregame grows increasingly stale each week.



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    Re: Pre game atmosphere

    I agree, our pregame atmosphere is rather blah. And I can't even go to the games, but I can sense it on TV. Whenever I watch a KU home game, you can feel the energy through the TV. You can't with our games.
    And yes, please get rid of Jock Jams. We can still use upbeat techno/house music to get the crowd pumped up, but please no more 2 Unlimited. We need to use a newer pregame music (i.e. Steve Aoki, Hard Rock Sofa, Hardwell etc) And I think Zombie Nation has also run it's course, too.


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    Re: Pre game atmosphere

    Jock jams really does need to go. I love watching KU when on TV. Allen Field House is really rocking right before tip and through the entire game.



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    Re: Pre game atmosphere

    Drake has a better pre-game. They turn their lights off (something I wish we did) and they have fire shoot out of their hoops. (At least they did for the Wichita State game)



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    Re: Pre game atmosphere

    Better intro video might help some. Also, from what I can tell the atmosphere gets a huge boost when nearly all the seats are full opposed to having some empty ones here and there.



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    Re: Pre game atmosphere

    Saw the title and thought you were talking about the Super Bowl!!



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    Re: Pre game atmosphere

    I think the pre game video this year is actually one of the better ones in past years, and I think it'd be a lot more effective with the lights dimmed.



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    Re: Pre game atmosphere

    The video isn't the issue.....



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    Re: Pre game atmosphere

    For those who hate the jock jams.... by itself, yeah its nothing great, but guess what, it works, and its part of the gameday tradition at this point. It gets the fans going every game.

    If there's anything thats an issue with our pregame, its not this.

    Really wish we could do more with lighting and such.



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    Re: Pre game atmosphere

    The rhythmic clapping is not so rhythmic. And jock jams does nothing but get people to try and rhythmic clap. It's awful and needs to go



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    Re: Pre game atmosphere

    The losses took their toll. If we reel off 5 or 6 wins in a row, people will get to the games earlier. That's what it's all about. The students aren't filling their section and season ticket holders get to the game around tip. The crowd blew their load on Michigan and Kansas.

    Comparing it to KU isn't fair. If we had won 9 conference titles in a row, Hilton would be packed early like AFH. KU basketball is all those people have. I was there Wednesday, and talked to many who had traveled hours to see the game. They wait outside the locker rooms for hours for autographs. It's a culture thing.


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    Re: Pre game atmosphere

    Quote Originally Posted by jahfg View Post
    The losses took their toll. If we reel off 5 or 6 wins in a row, people will get to the games earlier. That's what it's all about. The students aren't filling their section and season ticket holders get to the game around tip. The crowd blew their load on Michigan and Kansas.

    Comparing it to KU isn't fair. If we had won 9 conference titles in a row, Hilton would be packed early like AFH. KU basketball is all those people have. I was there Wednesday, and talked to many who had traveled hours to see the game. They wait outside the locker rooms for hours for autographs. It's a culture thing.

    The team is 16-4. Fans can't really blame the record on their lack of energy during pressmen. If Kansas was 16-4, AFH would still have be wildly Energetic during the per game. Wait, Kansas is 16-5.



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    Re: Pre game atmosphere

    Use more current music. The students today were all born in the 90's. I loved the pregame for Cuse vs Duke. They played Bouncin' by Juicy J. Kids were lovin it. Maybe if we can relate to the students more, more of them will show up. Killin two birds with one stone here.



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