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You can't say Trojan fans aren't loyal
Here we are in the midst of an atrocious season, with no real expectation of anything coming of it, and yet we are 3rd in the Sun Belt in average home attendance, behind only UL and Arlington.

Our attendance is down, but evidently things are even worse elsewhere.
02-02-2018 08:34 AM
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You have to give credit to Chasse for what he is doing in athletics and for basketball specifically to keep people in the seats. But he can do only so much. At some point, you have to start winning.
02-02-2018 10:32 AM
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(02-02-2018 10:32 AM)ez272 Wrote:  You have to give credit to Chasse for what he is doing in athletics and for basketball specifically to keep people in the seats. But he can do only so much. At some point, you have to start winning.

No doubt. Chasse is definitely earning his salary at this point. Being an AD is a lot easier when you are winning 30 games.
02-02-2018 11:41 AM
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(02-02-2018 08:34 AM)MICHAELSPAPPY Wrote:  Here we are in the midst of an atrocious season, with no real expectation of anything coming of it, and yet we are 3rd in the Sun Belt in average home attendance, behind only UL and Arlington.

Our attendance is down, but evidently things are even worse elsewhere.

I think most mid-majors struggle hard to draw fans these days. Appears to me that most millennials have little interest in attending "minor" sports events, which would include midmajor basketball, minor league baseball, etc. They much rather watch what they want to on the big screen at home and play video games. Even if they are sports fans, why spend their money when they can watch several games, at the same time, at home with easy access to food and beverages. So far it doesn't seem to have had a big effect on major league sports and high major college teams. But, once their "older" fan bases die out (not necessarily literally, but too old to deal with the hassle of getting to games) I think it will effect their attendance as well.
02-02-2018 11:58 AM
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RE: You can't say Trojan fans aren't loyal
I suspect if is affecting even the Sausage Factory. There is just not the glamor any more.
02-02-2018 12:11 PM
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It was TV that got many of us hooked on college basketball and certain teams back in the day. Of course it will when you get only 4 channels and one of them has anything remotely interesting to watch. For me it was channel 7 broadcasting the hogs both home and away every week during the Eddie Sutton era. And many became Trojan fans thanks to channel 11. Nowadays young people hardly watch cable let alone the local channels.
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