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Old 02-12-2017, 11:09 AM   #31
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I graduated in 76. Stood in line for Student Tickets. Watched The Ernie & Bernie Show for 2 years. We had True Students who appreciated the game then. Of course, it was a more competitive team than what we have now, but we always showed up at Stokley and it was loud. We let the other team know they were in for a battle. I think we paid $2.00 back then (not sure). Maybe we're not in the top 25, but show your support. Recruits see what the fan base is, and the students define it. No fan base, no good recruits. Makes it harder for Rick Barnes too
I wonder how many students on the hill today are like those 60-70 folks. This bunch is much more self centered and into "social media" BS. They don't relate to much like that "older" bunch did. I have noticed basketball at the high school level seems to be no where near as popular as it was, say from 1950-70. More kids in school, but no more fans. Most support looks to come from major population centers. Not overall urban and rural support. Around my part of the country you use to see a basketball goal in most yards, not so anymore. I think most of the kids that are going to basketball games (at least in some SEC schools) are going for the social scene, not the game. (like they go to malls). Like some have said, winning like UT did with E & B, Coach Ray M., Coach Bruce P. will bring back some fun and support.

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Old 02-12-2017, 11:11 AM   #32
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#3 sounds pretty stupid - who was the geek that thought that up ? Post a photo of it if you can next home game
The cameras didn't keep panning to it this game but the previous home game they did. What was the intent for this?
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:37 PM   #33
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100% agree but what could they do? I assume seating is offered for free. That would be enough for me.
Students pay fees, then must purchase tickets for football. Not sure about basketball. If they have to pay extra for basketball then that could be the reason for poor attendance.
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:42 PM   #34
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Students pay fees, then must purchase tickets for football. Not sure about basketball. If they have to pay extra for basketball then that could be the reason for poor attendance.
Basketball is free just show student ID at the door
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:42 PM   #35
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I guess Rick is going to have to run shirtless with body paint into TBA
We're trying to get fans in tba, not run them away. Lol
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:43 PM   #36
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ok thx I did not know how it worked for basketball.
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:45 PM   #37
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We just have too many students focused on academics. Back in my day on The Hill, we had our priorities straight. I never let my studies get in the way of a game.
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We just have too many students focused on academics. Back in my day on The Hill, we had our priorities straight. I never let my studies get in the way of a game.
People will scoff at that but there's a lot of truth to it.

Buncha nerds over there now.
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People will scoff at that but there's a lot of truth to it.

Buncha nerds over there now.
I was just raised right. I made good grades, worked part-time and supported the Vols. That is why I went to UT.
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The cameras didn't keep panning to it this game but the previous home game they did. What was the intent for this?
I only caught the last 4 minutes of the Ole Miss game because I had to work -- but this scenario sounds like a makeshift coffee shop - whats next poetry readings
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A friend of mine was given tickets behind the student section. He sent me this pic sometime after the 2nd half started. LOL. I know he said in the past (when Pearl was coach) when he has sat there, he said the first few rows would complain about the students standing at the back and they couldn't see. Maybe that's the reason for the couches now so the paying fans don't have to stand all game. Who knows.
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We just have too many students focused on academics. Back in my day on The Hill, we had our priorities straight. I never let my studies get in the way of a game.
What an opinion. Students in college too focused on academics? Give me a break. Students are any more busy now than they ever were. They'd just rather do something else than to attend a losing basketball game.

We have failed to put a consistently good product on the floor. Students want to win. They don't care much for the sport and the interwebbing details. Once we start winning, the "other fans" will pack the stadium.
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what an opinion. Students in college too focused on academics? Give me a break. Students are any more busy now than they ever were. They'd just rather do something else than to attend a losing basketball game.

We have failed to put a consistently good product on the floor. Students want to win. They don't care much for the sport and the interwebbing details. Once we start winning, the "other fans" will pack the stadium.
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Basketball is free just show student ID at the door
final 2 Saturday games at TBA are at 1pm -- doubt any students show up that early - they might as well give the free tickets to youth basketball league teams at least they would go
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final 2 Saturday games at TBA are at 1pm -- doubt any students show up that early - they might as well give the free tickets to youth basketball league teams at least they would go
You're right. I'd guess UT has averaged for the season 1,000 students a game out of allotted 5,000 seats they get. I'd say some games there weren't even 200. Also, have you seen the thousands of seats still available thru UT ticket office?
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