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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #50 on: February 19, 2020, 09:07:07 AM »
Start playing in the Al.
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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #51 on: February 19, 2020, 09:18:47 AM »
Single game tickets and season tickets.

There is tons of seats left unsold in 114, 102 & 103 for season tickets that are better seats than the student sections.
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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #52 on: February 19, 2020, 09:20:22 AM »
This is dumb.  Wait til the SH game.  Scoopers will be saying "Holy cow....shout out to the students who really showed up and were loud."

I loved that the reason students aren't showing up on a Tuesday night is because the Hausers transferred. Love it.

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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #53 on: February 19, 2020, 09:21:50 AM »
We still had about 1,900 students show up. Many schools in the country would die for that for their hoops games.
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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #54 on: February 19, 2020, 09:22:00 AM »
There is tons of seats left unsold in 114, 102 & 103 for season tickets that are better seats than the student sections.

How much is a student ticket?  $150?  $200? 

Sell that seat for $30 a game and you make money if you can sell it 7 times. 
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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #55 on: February 19, 2020, 09:22:34 AM »
We still had about 1,900 students show up. Many schools in the country would die for that for their hoops games.

Ok then make the student section 1,900 seats.
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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #56 on: February 19, 2020, 09:30:29 AM »
Ok then make the student section 1,900 seats.

I like the idea that MU prioritizes student seats. Having also been at a bigger school, the process of entering a lottery and hoping to get tickets each year was often disappointing. Giving current students a nice benefit like having great seats in a great arena for a low price is a really cool thing about MU basketball. To me, student section involvement is a really cool thing that sets college sports apart from professional. It's a better fan environment.

That said, it would be great if there were more ways to get students involved and coming to more games. Of course, winning is a big part of that, but finding ways to draw students to weeknight games should be something for the athletic department to work on in future  years. I don't think MU should take seats away; just find more incentives to get the students involved.

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« Reply #57 on: February 19, 2020, 09:32:55 AM »
Ok then make the student section 1,900 seats.
Why? Marquette sells 2,900 in season tickets.
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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #58 on: February 19, 2020, 09:34:10 AM »
How much is a student ticket?  $150?  $200? 

Sell that seat for $30 a game and you make money if you can sell it 7 times.

Marquette could only sell those seats about two times a year at a normal cost. Heck, that is why they do be a student a dirt cheap price.
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« Reply #59 on: February 19, 2020, 09:36:30 AM »
I don't think MU should take seats away; just find more incentives to get the students involved.

Marquette did last night.
-Free chicken sandwich to the first 1000.
-Double bonus night on your points.
-Free tickets to seniors.
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« Reply #60 on: February 19, 2020, 09:37:27 AM »
This is dumb.  Wait til the SH game.  Scoopers will be saying "Holy cow....shout out to the students who really showed up and were loud."

I loved that the reason students aren't showing up on a Tuesday night is because the Hausers transferred. Love it.

You can scoff at it, but I have heard this sentiment from some students. After all, these students were friends with the Hausers too. There is a rift, whether big, small or mostly imagined we’ll see on Senior Night I guess. 

There is a weird vibe this year, even before yesterday’s game. I have never seen students sit on their hands during the fight song.

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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #61 on: February 19, 2020, 09:41:01 AM »
Maybe it’s just not an enjoyable team to watch play? We’ve got a lot of nice players but are they really “competing” night in and night out or are they just hoping for shots to fall?


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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #62 on: February 19, 2020, 09:43:40 AM »
Yes!  It's been years since I've seen that actually work.

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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #63 on: February 19, 2020, 09:45:58 AM »
Marquette did last night.
-Free chicken sandwich to the first 1000.
-Double bonus night on your points.
-Free tickets to seniors.


It's like people have you on ignore or something.    :D

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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #64 on: February 19, 2020, 09:47:13 AM »
Marquette could only sell those seats about two times a year at a normal cost. Heck, that is why they do be a student a dirt cheap price.

They could really only sell those seats 2 times a year?  Not sure I believe that.
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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #65 on: February 19, 2020, 09:48:26 AM »
It was a top 15 team against a top 20 Marquette team.

If that’s not enough, time to shrink the section and make money off those seats.

You keep repeating this as if the more often you say it, the more likely it will be to come true.

It was a Tuesday night game. I was at MU the same time you were. We had lots of mid-week games that had half empty student sections, even when we were ranked. It is what it is. I don't care if the student section shrinks, but this is not some new phenomenon that is only limited to current students.
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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #66 on: February 19, 2020, 09:50:07 AM »
You keep repeating this as if the more often you say it, the more likely it will be to come true.

It was a Tuesday night game. I was at MU the same time you were. We had lots of mid-week games that had half empty student sections, even when we were ranked. It is what it is. I don't care if the student section shrinks, but this is not some new phenomenon that is only limited to current students.

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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #67 on: February 19, 2020, 09:51:22 AM »
Marquette did last night.
-Free chicken sandwich to the first 1000.
-Double bonus night on your points.
-Free tickets to seniors.

Yikes. If free food and free tickets won't work, then you've got a pretty big challenge to fill those seats.

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« Reply #68 on: February 19, 2020, 09:51:57 AM »
I have never seen students sit on their hands during the fight song.

I've been seeing this since 2015.
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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #69 on: February 19, 2020, 09:52:39 AM »

It's like people have you on ignore or something.    :D
I know.  8-)
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« Reply #70 on: February 19, 2020, 09:52:52 AM »
You can scoff at it, but I have heard this sentiment from some students. After all, these students were friends with the Hausers too. There is a rift, whether big, small or mostly imagined we’ll see on Senior Night I guess. 

There is a weird vibe this year, even before yesterday’s game. I have never seen students sit on their hands during the fight song.
Well, if you hear that sentiment reiterated again.....please tell them to get over it from me.  The Hausers left.  Their choice. They took their ball and went home.  Will they get over it next year?  Year after that?  Will Wojo have to deal with some student's love for the Hausers his entire tenure? Tell them to celebrate a Burger boy coming in. Tell them to celebrate and enjoy the NPOY candidate and MU's all time leading scorer in the meantime.

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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #71 on: February 19, 2020, 09:53:37 AM »
Why? Marquette sells 2,900 in season tickets.

Exactly.  This is such a stupid topic.  Marquette sells season tickets to a huge percentage of its students compared to most places.  And the student section is usually pretty involved.  It's a weeknight.  People work...have class...perhaps have tests the next day.  Don't turn your priorities into their priorities.

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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #72 on: February 19, 2020, 09:53:44 AM »
Start playing in the Al.

Are you in high school? Because I'd hope someone above 18 would have a grasp of the financial benefit of playing at the Fiserv vs the Al, not to mention the stadium is below the necessary capacity to play in the BE.
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Re: Shrink The Student Section
« Reply #73 on: February 19, 2020, 09:55:08 AM »
I've been seeing this since 2015.

I have sat next to the student sections for 15 years and have never seen it, especially in a conference game with a couple of minutes to go down only two possessions.  Which games?

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« Reply #74 on: February 19, 2020, 09:56:56 AM »
They could really only sell those seats 2 times a year?  Not sure I believe that.

At a normal cost which would be $53 pet ticket. OK, maybe four games. Villanova, DePaul, Butler and Seton Hall.
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