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Getting Students Involved 2 months 1 week ago #243414

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Just a few tidbits on Rutgers approach to increase student attendance at games. Granted they have a much larger pool of students than SJU, but the ideas and staff participation are interesting. It seems the students attending our games are very into it, not sure of the number who attend regularly.

www.app.com/story/sports/college/2017/02...hoops-team/97849432/
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Getting Students Involved 2 months 1 week ago #243416

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Considering what the expectations were for the year, I have to say, our students have been much more supportive (both in terms of attendance & crowd noise) than I expected this season. That said, we can always use more student support. There is a push to try and get more students to show up in red suits, now that would be interesting.
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Getting Students Involved 2 months 1 week ago #243421

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Paultzman wrote:
Just a few tidbits on Rutgers approach to increase student attendance at games. Granted they have a much larger pool of students than SJU, but the ideas and staff participation are interesting. It seems the students attending our games are very into it, not sure of the number who attend regularly.

www.app.com/story/sports/college/2017/02...hoops-team/97849432/

My son goes to a horrible ACC basketball school. They cannot draw at all EXCEPT for Duke, Syracuse, UNC, Louisville and any MAYBE other top ranked ACC schools. Other than that, they don't draw at all.

Not sure if at Rutgers it is the same, but kids generally don't come out for losing schools at all unless they are playing top ranked competition, and those are kind of fair weather fans.

Our student fans who come regularly are awesome fans and a good place to start. I hope that they see winning basketball here, and when they do, aren't put into a pool with kids who haven't showed up the way these guys do.

Have you caught the two kids who wear snazzy bright red suits to home games, with white shirts and red ties? One of them does a great death stare into the camera when he is on screen at MSG, which is frequent. Again, to go to that expense for a student is an indication of great fans!
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Paultzman wrote:
Just a few tidbits on Rutgers approach to increase student attendance at games. Granted they have a much larger pool of students than SJU, but the ideas and staff participation are interesting. It seems the students attending our games are very into it, not sure of the number who attend regularly.

www.app.com/story/sports/college/2017/02...hoops-team/97849432/

My son goes to a horrible ACC basketball school. They cannot draw at all EXCEPT for Duke, Syracuse, UNC, Louisville and any MAYBE other top ranked ACC schools. Other than that, they don't draw at all.

Not sure if at Rutgers it is the same, but kids generally don't come out for losing schools at all unless they are playing top ranked competition, and those are kind of fair weather fans.

Our student fans who come regularly are awesome fans and a good place to start. I hope that they see winning basketball here, and when they do, aren't put into a pool with kids who haven't showed up the way these guys do.

Have you caught the two kids who wear snazzy bright red suits to home games, with white shirts and red ties? One of them does a great death stare into the camera when he is on screen at MSG, which is frequent. Again, to go to that expense for a student is an indication of great fans!

NYC Redmen introduced me to one of those red suited students at a CA game. He was a very nice & enthusiastic guy.
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Getting Students Involved 2 months 1 week ago #243446

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Beast of the East wrote:
Paultzman wrote:
Just a few tidbits on Rutgers approach to increase student attendance at games. Granted they have a much larger pool of students than SJU, but the ideas and staff participation are interesting. It seems the students attending our games are very into it, not sure of the number who attend regularly.

www.app.com/story/sports/college/2017/02...hoops-team/97849432/

My son goes to a horrible ACC basketball school. They cannot draw at all EXCEPT for Duke, Syracuse, UNC, Louisville and any MAYBE other top ranked ACC schools. Other than that, they don't draw at all.

Not sure if at Rutgers it is the same, but kids generally don't come out for losing schools at all unless they are playing top ranked competition, and those are kind of fair weather fans.

Our student fans who come regularly are awesome fans and a good place to start. I hope that they see winning basketball here, and when they do, aren't put into a pool with kids who haven't showed up the way these guys do.

Have you caught the two kids who wear snazzy bright red suits to home games, with white shirts and red ties? One of them does a great death stare into the camera when he is on screen at MSG, which is frequent. Again, to go to that expense for a student is an indication of great fans!

Other than ice hockey (which is one of the nation's best team's year in and year out), BC has a tough time attracting fans.

I believe they only get about 30-35K for home football games.
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Getting Students Involved 2 months 1 week ago #243451

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Isn't the red-suited kid who does the death stare the same kid who was in the band the last several years? He did several other amusing looks while in the band.
Beast of the East wrote:
Paultzman wrote:
Just a few tidbits on Rutgers approach to increase student attendance at games. Granted they have a much larger pool of students than SJU, but the ideas and staff participation are interesting. It seems the students attending our games are very into it, not sure of the number who attend regularly.

www.app.com/story/sports/college/2017/02...hoops-team/97849432/

My son goes to a horrible ACC basketball school. They cannot draw at all EXCEPT for Duke, Syracuse, UNC, Louisville and any MAYBE other top ranked ACC schools. Other than that, they don't draw at all.

Not sure if at Rutgers it is the same, but kids generally don't come out for losing schools at all unless they are playing top ranked competition, and those are kind of fair weather fans.

Our student fans who come regularly are awesome fans and a good place to start. I hope that they see winning basketball here, and when they do, aren't put into a pool with kids who haven't showed up the way these guys do.

Have you caught the two kids who wear snazzy bright red suits to home games, with white shirts and red ties? One of them does a great death stare into the camera when he is on screen at MSG, which is frequent. Again, to go to that expense for a student is an indication of great fans!
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Getting Students Involved 2 months 1 week ago #243452

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Coaster I know who you are referring to, it's actually a different person but I can see how they could have been confused for each other.
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Coaster I know who you are referring to, it's actually a different person but I can see how they could have been confused for each other.

Yeah he's graduated and has taken his schtick to a Miles Davis cover band. B)
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Getting Students Involved 2 months 1 week ago #243511

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Who remembers the guy from the "glory" years who was way up in the stands in the Garden and who took his shirt (or was it a towel or flag (a bit fuzzy)) and wound it over and over again over his head. He was rather husky and his round mounds jiggled and jiggled, but honestly he really got the student section and the whole place going nuts.

Wonder what ever happened to that guy, My buddies and I called him our SUPER FAN.

Don't get me started on how much I miss Flag Boy too.
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