I'm not "bashing" CA right now because it's irrelevant. Do I wish we had the craziest, loudest, most obnoxious student section in the country? Hell yeah. But CA isn't going anywhere, whether we like it or not, that's so far beyond any of our control, so for me to sit here and complain about it would be pointless.
I went to that meeting in an effort to improve the student section. I apologize for updating CF on my opinion of how it went. My desire to have the best student section in the country is just as strong as the next guys.
I read the first page or two and the last page or two, so my idea has probably been mentioned already.
Have small give aways and or prizes for students going crazy or not. I would call it BIG BUCKS NO WHAMMYS.
During each segment of the game (segment = 4 minute interval between offical time outs) one of the in house cameras would focus on a random student - with no advance warning. Highlights of the student going crazy would be shown on the scoreboard. If he/she was really cheering hard, the fan is awarded BIG BUCKS or some other prize. If on the other hand, the student was not cheering then a big red 'X' would appear over the highlight of them on the scoreboard - the WHAMMY and they get no prize - and probably booed by the rest of the crowd.
This promo should be varied and run once each half. Sometimes at the first time out other times later in the half. It should not be predictable as to when this will be run. Hopefully, that encourages more students to cheer loudly and get into the game. In a couple games I would run the promo say three times, just so it is not predictable.
2nd idea. Since the students are suppose to sign in, the athletic department should know which groups are showing up in proportion to the number of tickets that group bought. So if a certain dorm floor or fraternity or sorority or campus club had a very good showing at the last game or games; have the athletic department/cyclone alley by that group a pizza dinner and have it delivered to them. Students love free and students love pizza. Combine the two and you have a winner.
Good luck and hope you are succesful in making Cyclone Alley better.
Stop complaining about our student section/CA guys. You never know when a recruit might read all this & decide to take their talents elsewhere! :realmad:
I should have said this in this thread. I wonder if it came up. But they should get rid of the dance off. That is embarrassing for everyone. At least the other events like dizzy bat and tic-tac-toe have some entertainment value, I suppose.
They seemed to agree.
Of course student attendance dropped. ISU went from winning the Big 12 and being within an inch of the final four, to having an awesome season only to get blown out of the Big 12 tourney and losing the first round of the NCAA's as a 2 seed, to going 4-12 in the Big 12 and then 6-10. I'm surprised attendance didn't completely disappear after going through that.
So... did they actually say what they plan on doing...anything...?
Somebody make a good case for how CA is contributing towards its original goal of improving attendance? It isn't, so let's end the experiment and move on to something different.