The extra $30 dollars for cyclone alley is ********. KU students for $100 get football and basketball tickets, they don't have to wear the same shirts, and they don't lose at home. ISU students have to pay $125 for just basketball tickets, and then an extra $30 for a freaking t-shirt and circus props, and we lose at home. I'm jealous of my cousin that goes to KU.
I have always been a cyclone fan but lived in kansas all my life. We always came up for homecoming and then the Cardinal vs. Gold game. Why don't they do that anymore? It was always fun and well attended by the crowd immediately following the football game.
I went to every KU vs. ISU (Hilton and Allen Fieldhouse) in the stretch when ISU won 4 or 5 in a row. The Fieldhouse is amazing but in those years couldn't touch Hilton. The students at those games didn't care about anything but cheering. Now I go to Iowa State and go to every basketball game and its like a sin to OOOOO on every possession unless we just made a big play. Pathetic.
I almost always stand with a bunch of friends in the second row....right behind CAC, who do nothing during the game. Its pathetic. Cyclone Alley is an ok idea IMO but they shouldn't be putting people on CAC who has the highest GPA and were members of every of club on campus. They should have people who can be in the front row and get everyone pumped up before and during the games.
I haven't been a student since '95. In those days there was no Cyclone Alley and students rotated through four seating assignments. I like the idea of CA and here are my comments on what I think could be done.
Trash the whole idea of committees and rigid organization that appears to plague CA. Keep the same seating areas reserved for students only. Make all seating first come, first served, including the front row. Requirements to get in: student ID and an appropriately colored shirt. If you want an official shirt, make them available at the UBS for $10.
Results: A large, relatively uniform looking student section, populated by those most dedicated to showing up (and presumably more willing to cheer), not worried about rigid conformity or contrived cheering.
So easy a caveman can do it.
Oh, and don't worry so much about drinking. I (and those I went with) never went to a game drunk. Hungover, yes, but not drunk. We managed to cheer well enough (Okie St '92).
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