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    No students... no balcony.

    Looks like its not just me who thinks it is pathetic how little (in numbers) support ISU mens basketball gets from its students.


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    Re: No students... no balcony.

    I say put the students back behind the visiting bench. That should make it much more fun - it was when I was there.



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    Re: No students... no balcony.

    The student support tonight was rather bad.
    I'm not sure if it's the cold weather or the lack of interest, but it needs to change.
    That article basically sums up the consequences of not getting more students to the game.



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    Re: No students... no balcony.

    It wasn't cold weather, not winning, where you sit, anything else.

    Just flat out lack of interest from the ISU students. There were over 100 empty seats in the parquet of CA tonight and a TON open up top.



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    Re: No students... no balcony.

    How many empty seats were in the other sections?


    Just as many as in the student section



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    Re: No students... no balcony.

    I am not a student nor did I go to the game but unless you are drunk walking from your car to hilton and back to you cold car would not be fun. There were 50 mph winds it was 0 degrees and blowing snow i dont blame anyone.



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    Re: No students... no balcony.

    They should oversell student tickets by like a 100-150 except for the kansas/iowa games



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    Re: No students... no balcony.

    Wah wah wah. Preach to the choir. We love hearing from you.

    Honestly, the students were out walking to classes in the wind today, can you blame them for not wanting to show up? For what it's worth, I was expecting even less of a turnout from our section.

    Should we revoke the seating for those who did not show up in the donor levels of the parquet? I know plenty of students who would love sitting court-side rather than behind the goalposts.


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    Re: No students... no balcony.

    I was pretty mad that I had to miss tonight's game. Blame Variety's Central Committee for scheduling a tech rehearsal that was supposed to end at 7:10 and then making us wait around before finally getting us started an hour and ten minutes late . . . but that was only around 9-10 of us that had to miss the game tonight for that - don't know why so many other students did not go.
    sorry for the complaint - I'm just on ISU Basketball withdrawal and was hoping to get my fix of it tonight.



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    Re: No students... no balcony.

    Only my opinion but I think having a cyclone alley has hurt student attendance. Now I am not saying I dont like cyclone alley because I think it both looks good and they do a good job but I think that most students that are not in it just dont come because they dont feel as part of the student section and they know they will be in the balcony behind the hoop. So what you end up with is some students up there who arent very into the game, some that are, a bunch of empty seats, and a bad view. Not a recipe for a good student experience in those seats. The other problem is that since there is only a limited number of CA memberships you can sell when some of those kids have conflicts, which will and does happen, you get a few empties in the lower section. As far as I see it the best solution would be to make every student ticket have the price of cyclone alley built in and they get their shirt and if you want to sit in the lower section you have to wear it.


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    Re: No students... no balcony.

    Question: If seating is reduced again, can we reduce the reserved seating for CA? Maybe go back to half/half?


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    Re: No students... no balcony.

    With 25,000-ish students at ISU, you would think that you could get 10% to show up for all of the games... not just Iowa, KU, or Texas.

    I don't understand it at all, it is a problem that bugs me though. I think a lack of winning is part of it, but that should be no excuse. We have basketball history, it's not like we are a regular bottom-dweller. I've started to hear the same response from students about football as well... "Oh well we aren't going to win very many, it's not worth the money..." But these are kids that already have tickets!! If you have tickets and can't use them, at least try to give them to someone who can!

    I just don't understand it. This is college! This is the Big 12, brother!!


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    Re: No students... no balcony.

    I didn't go to the game tonight because I had a lot of homework and it was balls cold out.

    now before anyone starts berating me for not fulfilling my "duty" as a fan, let it be known that this is the first home game I've missed in my 3 years at ISU.

    however, the general lack of student support is frustrating to me as well. I really hope nothing drastic happens.



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    Re: No students... no balcony.

    If you are a student who can't go to the game, can you try and give your ticket to someone able to go? That would at least get the rumps in the seats.


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    Re: No students... no balcony.

    The people not going to the games probably also do not read this board : )

    And if you are Cyclone Alley - you have to loan away your shirt for someone else to use your ticket, and that is a big hassle.



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