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Fletch 8 Offline
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Student Section in Trask
Why was the student section in Trask moved from opposite the bench to behind the bench?

Do non-students like player or coach family members sit behind the bench bleachers? I think they do but why?

Students should have a large section exclusively for students so they can stand the whole game and yell without feeling self-conscious about letting an expletive fly or smell like booz. This was how Trask was before and I think it lost this somewhere. Family members, donors, etc. should be in a different area and discouraged from sitting there.
12-28-2016 12:39 AM
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I believe they flipped the benches not the sections. Students still sit in the same section of bleachers, they just are not very organized imo. Student turnout and participation should increase once school is back in session
12-28-2016 05:11 AM
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It was a sold out crowd vs ECU but it didn't sound all that impressive on TV. I was wondering if this had anything to do with it.
12-28-2016 07:49 AM
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RE: Student Section in Trask
Last season everyone on the board was confused why students were sitting during games and not loud as usual. I looked back at video of games from last year/this year and can see player's families sitting behind the bench for both teams. If you are not a die hard like us and people next to you are sitting it makes you question if you should be standing or not (don't want to get in the way, noise, etc.). 2003 - 2007 during big games that whole bleacher was 100% students.

I guess we have to wait a couple weeks until William & Mary on the 12th or Hofstra on the 14th. If it isn't back to the Trask of old I'm suggesting administration should at least try flipping the benches back to the other side so students can have one whole bleacher to themselves. I think moving the band upstairs was a great start and an indication that they pay attention to stuff like this. A poll of NCAA coaches showed that student section placement was the #1 factor in home court advantage.
12-28-2016 08:25 AM
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RE: Student Section in Trask
As Solo mentioned, they moved the benches. When they did the track remodel the benches and scorers table switched sides.
12-28-2016 08:32 AM
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RE: Student Section in Trask
We need to take a note from Campbell and put our band right next to the visiting bench. During timeouts play loud and keep them distracted. It was very loud at Campbell and annoying.
12-28-2016 09:08 AM
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They moved the bench so it would be close to the students and for it to be loud for opposing team.all schools are required to give seats to team behind bech

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12-28-2016 09:18 AM
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Also band was put upstairs so students to could sit behind opposing team goal in the 2nd. Half

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12-28-2016 09:29 AM
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RE: Student Section in Trask
Non-conference games as a student (especially the ones over Christmas break) are very annoying. Parents with small children are all over the student section and it makes standing up/chanting very tricky because not everyone, including some students, just refuse to get into it. Generally speaking, student turn out gets better and better as conference pay goes on and the Hawks keep rolling. Which means less room for non-students and more room for chaos!04-cheers
12-28-2016 09:33 AM
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RE: Student Section in Trask
I personally would love the ECU game to open the year for both teams, but I understand why the do it how they do it. ECU game sold out w/o students. Since students do no pay for their tickets the school makes more money on legit sellouts w/o students there.

Student section come January should be packed with students and they should all be standing and loud. The school made additional room for students to stand with the cheerleaders and dance team behind one of the baskets. I have yet to see students take advantage of that, but I do not think that is marketed very well by the administration.
12-28-2016 10:18 AM
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