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(09-20-2022 12:29 PM)BSWBRice Wrote:  I’m not in tune with the current student body, but it surprises me to think that they wouldn’t come out to support a winning team that had a little buzz around it.

A good test will be the student attendance against UAB if we beat UH.

Though now that I think about it, the students aren’t really any different than alumni and non-affiliated fans in this regard. They have a closer proximity to the game/team, but it’s not like I attended every event on campus when I was a student either lol

Agreed on the test and possible results.
We'll see on both tests - winning and attendance.
Another factor - if we win, would TV take greater interest in us, and somehow alter the parameters of the test?
Higher echelon of the ESPN universe?
A change of game time to meet their whims?
(kinda late to change that, but they are the great and mighty ESPN)
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(09-20-2022 10:23 AM)Grungy Wrote:  
(09-20-2022 08:57 AM)RiceLad15 Wrote:  
(09-19-2022 10:15 PM)Texasowl Wrote:  Hope you guys go undefeated rest of the year. We are trying to get the students out of the library and become a normal student. However, we have been terrible in football the last ten years.
(09-19-2022 03:58 PM)PetroCajun Wrote:  Good afternoon.

I just wanted to return to say congrats. Yall's Owls whipped our team's (players and coaches) up and down the field all damn evening. I'd hate to think what the score would have been without our three INTs.

My family and I (and our friends) enjoyed tailgating, enjoyed the evening, and I think one of yall's parking lot attendance enjoyed the boudin stuffed grilled cheese sandwich I gave her.

I really do feel bad for yall's athletes, though. It seems the support they get attendance-wise is much less than they deserve. I've seen it in baseball, and now football.

Hope it improves for them. Wish ya'll good luck the rest of the season!

Something tells me there are plenty of students out of the library, but like you said, we have been so awful for so long that it's hampered turnout. Students have a lot of other options for entertainment on Saturday afternoon. The performance last weekend is a good building block to make a case that our games can be entertaining and we can win.

What pulls them into the stadium is national TV coverage.
There is something about a chance of being on TV for 3 seconds that gets them to show up and stay.
(I am so thoroughly disgusted with what TV and TV money has done to college athletics that I'm unable to be very objective about this. Media times out that last four minutes for commercials. 11am starts. Thursday games. Ugh.)
Having a team or opponent that garners national TV is what gets us there.
Short of that, free food or t-shirts.
The game itself is probably not that compelling, even if we have an exciting team that wins games.

Careful Grungy! You’ll get hit with the 03-old emoji.

This 03-old agrees with your points!
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(09-19-2022 04:34 PM)junrice Wrote:  Have not seen a win like that for many years.

this remind me about beating Memphis in 2008.

Good to see your handle pop up.

Baseball is right around the corner.
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https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/sport...t/2987113/
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(09-21-2022 09:35 AM)Intellectual_Brutality Wrote:  re: attendance problems in PAC 12
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(09-21-2022 09:53 AM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(09-21-2022 09:35 AM)Intellectual_Brutality Wrote:  re: attendance problems in PAC 12
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/sport...t/2987113/

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Stadium 25 to 30 miles from campus doesn't help with student attendance I'm sure. I wonder if any other school has their home stadium farther away from campus.
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(09-21-2022 10:05 AM)DFW Owl Wrote:  Stadium 25 to 30 miles from campus doesn't help with student attendance I'm sure. I wonder if any other school has their home stadium farther away from campus.

Used to play home games at LA Coliseum. That's a bit closer at 15 miles, but still a long way. Plus they had to share it with USC, for whom it is practically on campus.
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(09-21-2022 09:53 AM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(09-21-2022 09:35 AM)Intellectual_Brutality Wrote:  re: attendance problems in PAC 12
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/sport...t/2987113/

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And 500K alumni, 250K of whom live in SoCal.
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(09-21-2022 10:05 AM)DFW Owl Wrote:  
(09-21-2022 09:53 AM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(09-21-2022 09:35 AM)Intellectual_Brutality Wrote:  re: attendance problems in PAC 12
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/sport...t/2987113/

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Stadium 25 to 30 miles from campus doesn't help with student attendance I'm sure. I wonder if any other school has their home stadium farther away from campus.

Westwood to Pasadena on an average Saturday afternoon is going to take the students an hour each way (mininum). That is if they have a car.
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(09-21-2022 12:47 PM)Rice93 Wrote:  
(09-21-2022 10:05 AM)DFW Owl Wrote:  
(09-21-2022 09:53 AM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(09-21-2022 09:35 AM)Intellectual_Brutality Wrote:  re: attendance problems in PAC 12
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/sport...t/2987113/

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Stadium 25 to 30 miles from campus doesn't help with student attendance I'm sure. I wonder if any other school has their home stadium farther away from campus.

Westwood to Pasadena on an average Saturday afternoon is going to take the students an hour each way (mininum). That is if they have a car.

Classes also didn’t start until this week.
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(09-21-2022 10:05 AM)DFW Owl Wrote:  
(09-21-2022 09:53 AM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(09-21-2022 09:35 AM)Intellectual_Brutality Wrote:  re: attendance problems in PAC 12
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/sport...t/2987113/

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Stadium 25 to 30 miles from campus doesn't help with student attendance I'm sure.

This is not the problem. Traffic in LA has been terrible for decades but just 8 years ago UCLA averaged nearly 77K. Like a lot of other large schools with decent or better football histories, including USC, they rely on alums and locals to fill the stadium. Attendance is poor for lots of reasons but they're not a particularly good team and LA fans in general are front runners. Get some buzz around the team and the stadium will fill back up. Hell, USC got 60K to watch them play us, when temperatures were close to 100 degrees.
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(09-21-2022 04:40 PM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  
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(09-21-2022 09:53 AM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(09-21-2022 09:35 AM)Intellectual_Brutality Wrote:  re: attendance problems in PAC 12
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/sport...t/2987113/

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Stadium 25 to 30 miles from campus doesn't help with student attendance I'm sure.

This is not the problem. Traffic in LA has been terrible for decades but just 8 years ago UCLA averaged nearly 77K. Like a lot of other large schools with decent or better football histories, including USC, they rely on alums and locals to fill the stadium. Attendance is poor for lots of reasons but they're not a particularly good team and LA fans in general are front runners. Get some buzz around the team and the stadium will fill back up. Hell, USC got 60K to watch them play us, when temperatures were close to 100 degrees.

This is not THE problem but it is A problem. Agree that LA fans, like Houston, tend to be front-runners.

I have been to many a UCLA football game. When the Rose Bowl is crowded it is more filled with UCLA blue-bloods and Pasadena area familes (and away fans) than with rowdy, loud college students. When the front-runners don't show, there aren't enough students available to maintain a reasonable game-day environment.
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(09-21-2022 05:10 PM)Rice93 Wrote:  
(09-21-2022 04:40 PM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  
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(09-21-2022 09:53 AM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  [quote='Intellectual_Brutality' pid='18460170' dateline='1663770922']
re: attendance problems in PAC 12
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/sport...t/2987113/

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Stadium 25 to 30 miles from campus doesn't help with student attendance I'm sure.

This is not the problem. Traffic in LA has been terrible for decades but just 8 years ago UCLA averaged nearly 77K. Like a lot of other large schools with decent or better football histories, including USC, they rely on alums and locals to fill the stadium. Attendance is poor for lots of reasons but they're not a particularly good team and LA fans in general are front runners. Get some buzz around the team and the stadium will fill back up. Hell, USC got 60K to watch them play us, when temperatures were close to 100 degrees.

This is not THE problem but it is A problem. Agree that LA fans, like Houston, tend to be front-runners.

I have been to many a UCLA football game. When the Rose Bowl is crowded it is more filled with UCLA blue-bloods and Pasadena area familes (and away fans) than with rowdy, loud college students. When the front-runners don't show, there aren't enough students available to maintain a reasonable game-day environment.
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Also in SoCal the fandom is so averse to hot weather that people are borderline lawsuit minded over SDSU for the fact that the new stadium doesn't have shade that another mere $100 million would have provided. It's hard for us to fathom and I'm sure somebody living on the west coast will argue...but they CANNOT tolerate hot weather (defined by 85 or more) despite the fact that they live in a desert.
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(09-21-2022 08:12 PM)mebehutchi Wrote:  Also in SoCal the fandom is so averse to hot weather that people are borderline lawsuit minded over SDSU for the fact that the new stadium doesn't have shade that another mere $100 million would have provided. It's hard for us to fathom and I'm sure somebody living on the west coast will argue...but they CANNOT tolerate hot weather (defined by 85 or more) despite the fact that they live in a desert.

I'm in SoCal and I will not argue. There is a pretty narrow temperature band that the locals will tolerate. But let's face it - temps are within that band a lot of the time. It's definitely part of the appeal. The slightest hint of non-mild weather is grounds for panic and chaos. You should see the TV weather folks. They get pretty fired up for any chance to play up something that isn't "75 and sunny".

And yet, as mentioned above... 60K people in the Coliseum on a 100 degree day to see USC-Rice. The Rose Bowl has a history of very good crowds, in a town that is typically hotter than Downtown LA (USC) and an annoying, traffic-filled drive from campus. I don't think traffic and/or weather are good explanations for small crowds at UCLA games.
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(09-22-2022 11:14 AM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  I don't think traffic and/or weather are good explanations for small crowds at UCLA games.

I think it is more related to 9-5, 10-3, 10-3, 8-5, 4-8, 6-7, 3-9, 4-8, 3-4, 8-4.

Of course Rice would have been thrilled to go 65-56 over 10 years, but UCLA isn't.
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Why are we talking about attendance at a UCLA football game on our Rice board? WTH!!?
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The Louisiana equipment crew returned some of the spoils of war from decades ago. They brought a helmet we had likely left behind in Lafayette back in '88.
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I love reading about LA traffic while sitting in a San Diego In N Out line that is about 5 miles longz02-13-banana
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In-And-Out in Texas isn't as good as In-And-Out in California. They oversalt and overcook the meat here.... and WHataburger isn't the same as it was before being acquired.....

But Cajun food is still the BOMB!!!

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