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deltaland
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Member since Mar 2011
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How do we increase basketball support?

We used to pack the Hump. The crowd today was pathetic

Watching Auburn and Bama and they are full. We need a better atmosphere


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re: How do we increase basketball support?
Give the fans some confidence in the program again. They have had no reason for that before tonight.


cbi8
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re: How do we increase basketball support?
It was also a Wednesday between Christmas and New Years and got moved from a 7pm tip to 4pm.

Keep winning and the crowds will come.


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Jma313
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Member since Aug 2010
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re: How do we increase basketball support?
It’s the holidays, folks have spent a lot of time and money on gifts and traveling this week. I would bet 25-30% are victims of the CNN Branch Covidians fear porn and are hunkered down.


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Hailstate15
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re: How do we increase basketball support?
Fix the fricking stadium. I said it earlier on the sec rant. Take a trip to watch us play in oxford this year. The hump is so dated.


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deltaland
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Member since Mar 2011
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re: How do we increase basketball support?
It was pretty dead still when we made the tourney few years ago

We packed the Hump under Stansbury when he had similar “bubble” teams

Support has fallen off. And the Hump is dated but lack of support means no money to make it better.


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Jma313
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Member since Aug 2010
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re: How do we increase basketball support?
I don’t think it’s lack of support, I honestly think it’s convenience vs cost. It’s way more convenient and cheap to watch on TV.


Godawgs4
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Member since Aug 2016
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re: How do we increase basketball support?
They need to move the student section to like it was in the old days. The TV cameras were always on the students in background.
The students were behind the opponent’s goal in the second half.
The atmosphere was 100 times better even when the crowd was relatively small (4-5K). Why? Because the students were rowdy. The current seating arrangement for students totally sucks.

I do agree that TV and game starting times have hurt attendance. I also think it is economics. The girls were killing it for several years and it was cost prohibitive and exhausting for people to make back to back trips to Starkvegas for basketball games. Often you had games on Wed-Thu and/or Sat-Sun. That is a lot of travel for people from out of town.

TV has totally screwed with the game times. On a weekday they are either 6 or 8P. 6P is too early for working people especially from anywhere outside of 50 miles from campus. 8P OTOH is too late for someone driving back home after a game if it is not over until 1015-1030.

The 7P tip off was perfect for weeknight games.

All that said, this team has a lot of potential and I think crowds will be big and enthusiastic going forward. My nephew is a student and he has been to all the games except for last week and said the Hump has been rocking for the most part. He said the team fun to watch.

Last Wednesday was very understandable that there was a small crowd given we played an out of town bowl game the night before, 4P start time, no students and the weather.
This post was edited on 1/4 at 12:03 pm


deltaland
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Member since Mar 2011
68785 posts

re: How do we increase basketball support?
Not losing to teams like this shitty ole Miss team would help.

So frustrating we can look great against Arkansas and look like shite against a bad ole Miss team

Howlands teams have never been consistent and it hurts us. Lack of motivation against average teams


Mardye McDole
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Columbus, MS
Member since Jan 2013
92 posts

re: How do we increase basketball support?
We need to win, and we need to play a more exciting brand of basketball. Howland's teams do not learn anything about offense under him.


deltaland
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Member since Mar 2011
68785 posts

re: How do we increase basketball support?
It’s like watching paint dry


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re: How do we increase basketball support?
quote:

How do we increase basketball support?


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