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Student attendance

Post by QuackAttackAggie » November 13th, 2018, 6:57 pm

Thought we were onto something after last week Image


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Re: Student attendance

Post by TrueAggieman » November 13th, 2018, 7:17 pm

For real! What is up with this haha? Looks like a Christmas Break game.


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Re: Student attendance

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » November 13th, 2018, 8:00 pm

They’ll be there on Friday



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Re: Student attendance

Post by bluegrouse » November 13th, 2018, 8:09 pm

I think it’s time to retire Crazy Train and try something new at the start of the half. Time for a refresh on a lot of things to bring the magic and excitement back to the Spectrum.



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Re: Student attendance

Post by bluegrouse » November 13th, 2018, 8:18 pm

Also, Scottie G keeps calling Fakira, Fa-ree-ka.

Plus there was a commercial for the Tim Duryea Coaches show the other night during the pregame show.

Come on guys.....



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Re: Student attendance

Post by bluegrouse » November 13th, 2018, 8:41 pm

Great to see Miller finding his shot. We’ll need that.



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Re: Student attendance

Post by sam tingey » November 13th, 2018, 9:00 pm

That was not an interesting game, so I can't fault the students. Did we learn anything. my only takeaway was that Miller can shoot, which I kind of thought last year before he was injured.



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Re: Student attendance

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » November 13th, 2018, 9:15 pm

That is so pathetic it is actually pretty funny. It will change as the season progresses, but yeah that is bad.



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Re: Student attendance

Post by SectionBAggie » November 13th, 2018, 10:06 pm

I don't think there has ever been a year where playing a team of MVSU's level in the first half of November would have drawn a crowd to be remembered.



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Re: Student attendance

Post by FromLItoLogan » November 13th, 2018, 10:21 pm

It's also registration night for juniors so that's why I wasn't there. Sorry :bangwall:



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Re: Student attendance

Post by TheAKAggie » November 14th, 2018, 12:23 am



I missed the first two games, were the students more populous?


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Re: Student attendance

Post by TrueAggieman » November 14th, 2018, 10:44 am

TheAKAggie wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 12:23 am
I missed the first two games, were the students more populous?


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We’ve only had one other real game (exhibition means nothing to most people), and the student attendance was definitely better when we played Hartford (and also Evergreen State). Not great for any games yet, but that is to be expected early in the season coming off a bad year and playing bad teams.


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Re: Student attendance

Post by FormerlyVegasAggie71 » November 14th, 2018, 10:52 am

TrueAggieman wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 10:44 am
TheAKAggie wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 12:23 am
I missed the first two games, were the students more populous?


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We’ve only had one other real game (exhibition means nothing to most people), and the student attendance was definitely better when we played Hartford (and also Evergreen State). Not great for any games yet, but that is to be expected early in the season coming off a bad year and playing bad teams.
Coming off quite a few bad years. It took years to build up spectrum magic to what it was. It's been gone for a while. Current students have no memory or recollection of how good it used to be. I hope we can build it back to what it was, but it's going to take time.



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Re: Student attendance

Post by NVAggie » November 14th, 2018, 12:03 pm

It will take wins and excitement.



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Re: Student attendance

Post by QuackAttackAggie » November 15th, 2018, 11:39 pm

I gave a couple of lectures on campus today and mentioned that the students should be going to basketball games. I think attendance will pick up based off their response. It seems like the opponent and weekday was a bad combination.

One student told me just her professor asked for her student ID so they could go to the game without paying. WTF is that about?


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Re: Student attendance

Post by GameFAQSAggie » November 16th, 2018, 4:17 pm

QuackAttackAggie wrote:
November 15th, 2018, 11:39 pm
One student told me just her professor asked for her student ID so they could go to the game without paying. WTF is that about?
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The way student IDs get people into games for free, it's pretty common for people to borrow IDs to get into games. Cheerleaders who obviously just walk in to do their job and not swipe their ID will sometimes lend out their IDs to family and friends. I have also heard of ASUSU officers who have special credentials(and don't need to swipe their ID) lending out their IDs to friends. One year, when we played BYU in football, I heard that alot of BYU students were trying to find IDs of people not going to swipe. My brother who is a Ute and wanted to come cheer for them when we played them but didn't want to pay once borrowed an ID from someone who likes to play Halo instead of going to games. People will sometimes even post on facebook asking if there are any female or male IDs a friend can use.

It's likely that professor can still pass as a student or at least a grad student, is female, and the student is not a sports fan, or at least didn't make her lack of interest in sports obvious to the professor.

There have a few times been stories in the statesman police blotter of non-students getting caught with IDs, but most people who do it get away with it.



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Re: Student attendance

Post by brownjeans » November 16th, 2018, 5:25 pm

Entertainment theft is pretty common in Utah.



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Post by TheAKAggie » November 16th, 2018, 5:28 pm

brownjeans wrote:Entertainment theft is pretty common in Utah.
Yeah, we lead the country in porn consumption per capita. No way that’s all paid for.


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Re: Student attendance

Post by QuackAttackAggie » November 16th, 2018, 7:38 pm

TheAKAggie wrote:
brownjeans wrote:Entertainment theft is pretty common in Utah.
Yeah, we lead the country in porn consumption per capita. No way that’s all paid for.


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The stat is actually paid porn consumption.


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Post by Imakeitrain » November 16th, 2018, 8:46 pm

That study that said Utah was #1 was from nearly 10 years ago, hasn’t been replicated and PornHub’s annual report shows that Utah is nowhere near the highest consumer. Which has far better inputs than Edelman did. Edelman used 1 single site to determine this (but we don’t know which one) - and the conclusion often drawn is illogical with this study because even in the study there wasn’t an increase in porn usage with states that correlated to the LDS populace of that state.

That being said, based on sine of the analysis in the Edelman study- there may have been a political agenda, but I’m not claiming there was- just that I’m suspicious.

I had a “journalism” professor- who taught a class on media bias and used this study. When I pointed out the above points, I was basically kicked out of her class. Best decision I ever made leaving that class- I changed my major and make more money than she does- and she has a phd with decades of experience. I have a masters with only 3 years experience. Good thing she disuaded me from majoring in journalism


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Post by TheAKAggie » November 16th, 2018, 9:10 pm

QuackAttackAggie wrote:
TheAKAggie wrote:
brownjeans wrote:Entertainment theft is pretty common in Utah.
Yeah, we lead the country in porn consumption per capita. No way that’s all paid for.


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The stat is actually paid porn consumption.


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Re: Student attendance

Post by ChicAggie » November 16th, 2018, 9:10 pm

Imakeitrain wrote:
November 16th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Edelman used 1 single site to determine this (but we don’t know which one) -
It believe was either "PrairiePorn.com" or "PornerRockwell.com."


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Re: Student attendance

Post by MrBiggle » November 16th, 2018, 9:47 pm

bluegrouse wrote:
November 13th, 2018, 8:18 pm

Plus there was a commercial for the Tim Duryea Coaches show the other night during the pregame show.

Come on guys.....
Heard it again today on my drive to the spectrum.


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Post by TheAKAggie » November 16th, 2018, 9:50 pm

ChicAggie wrote:
Imakeitrain wrote:
November 16th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Edelman used 1 single site to determine this (but we don’t know which one) -
It believe was either "PrairiePorn.com" or "PornerRockwell.com."
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Re: Student attendance

Post by ususports » November 16th, 2018, 10:18 pm

MrBiggle wrote:
November 16th, 2018, 9:47 pm
bluegrouse wrote:
November 13th, 2018, 8:18 pm

Plus there was a commercial for the Tim Duryea Coaches show the other night during the pregame show.

Come on guys.....
Heard it again today on my drive to the spectrum.
Additionally, there was an advertisement for the 2017 homecoming football game coming up in October of last year. I hope they charged a premium for that advertising spot.



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Re: Student attendance

Post by 20Trae » January 10th, 2019, 9:05 pm

I'm new to this board, so this probably deserves it is own topic but I can't start a new topic yet. As a student, I see the student attendance increasing, especially against Fresno, but the student energy still seems flat. Unfortunately, students don't seem as interested in going to the games, and have gravitated more towards the atmosphere of the hockey games. If you go to one of those, you will see its packed and insanely loud, even though they lose games. Obviously something needs to change to bring that back. Coach Smith has a huge been a huge addition and came to revive Spectrum Magic, but if fans/students do nothing its not going to change. Plus, Craig Smith almost had to spend more time cheering for that students to get loud than coaching I swear. I was in Junior High during the Spectrum Magic days and as a student now, I want to see that come back. Its seems as if the students don't even remember how to do that anymore. Since that was a while ago and I was pretty young, I don't remember all the cheers and what made it crazy. Besides the regular "I believe", "winning team losing team", "go big blue", and "right left right left" is about all we are capable of now, it seems we could do a lot more. Does anyone have any good ideas of cheers/chants that are catchy and can get the spectrum rocking all game long again? Its pathetic that student are willing to drive 10 minutes to a cold icy arena to pay 5 bucks, watch 2-3 goals, and a couple good hits when we can all get into the spectrum for free in a high intensity arena with a history of a great atmosphere.



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Re: Student attendance

Post by brian5562 » January 10th, 2019, 11:07 pm

I don’t have any ideas for catchy cheers but I would suggest just making noise when the Aggies are on D. To me that is what really made the Spectrum awesome was the overall energy throughout the game especially when on defense.
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Post by scotlandog » January 10th, 2019, 11:12 pm

I was part of a group of guys that came up with 75% of the cheers used today. We just tried different things. Sometimes they worked and sometimes they didn’t. We usually had at least one cheer directed at a specific opposing player, something we researched. I would agree though that just getting loud on defense goes a long way to get people going and create a good atmosphere.


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Post by dirtnsnow » January 11th, 2019, 12:37 am

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I was part of a group of guys that came up with 75% of the cheers used today. We just tried different things. Sometimes they worked and sometimes they didn’t. We usually had at least one cheer directed at a specific opposing player, something we researched. I would agree though that just getting loud on defense goes a long way to get people going and create a good atmosphere.


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I remember some of those personal cheers. "Run like a man" for fazekas, "Gary Coleman" for some Weber State player that was under 6 ft tall, and others. Good times, thanks for spearheading that.


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Re: Student attendance

Post by QuackAttackAggie » January 11th, 2019, 1:33 am

dirtnsnow wrote:
scotlandog wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 11:12 pm
I was part of a group of guys that came up with 75% of the cheers used today. We just tried different things. Sometimes they worked and sometimes they didn’t. We usually had at least one cheer directed at a specific opposing player, something we researched. I would agree though that just getting loud on defense goes a long way to get people going and create a good atmosphere.


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I remember some of those personal cheers. "Run like a man" for fazekas, "Gary Coleman" for some Weber State player that was under 6 ft tall, and others. Good times, thanks for spearheading that.
Ugly duckling. Frodo baggins. Katniss. Daddy's boy (resulted in tears and the world famous double arm pump).


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Re: Student attendance

Post by Aggie-Man » January 11th, 2019, 6:50 am

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Re: Student attendance

Post by GA_Aggie » January 11th, 2019, 7:04 am

I went to Duke for grad school and experienced some of the Cameron Crazies magic. One of my favorites that they do is as they are announcing the names of the opposing team during their introductions, the students loudly give that player a sarcastic welcome. For example, if Cody Martin was introduced, the students would give a loud "Hi Cody!". Kind of like a "Hi Cody, we're going to have fun getting under your skin tonight". Hopefully that makes sense.



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Re: Student attendance

Post by usubullzone » January 11th, 2019, 8:14 am

We need the student section to come back and be LOUD.



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Re: Student attendance

Post by dirtnsnow » January 11th, 2019, 8:18 am

QuackAttackAggie wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 1:33 am
dirtnsnow wrote:
scotlandog wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 11:12 pm
I was part of a group of guys that came up with 75% of the cheers used today. We just tried different things. Sometimes they worked and sometimes they didn’t. We usually had at least one cheer directed at a specific opposing player, something we researched. I would agree though that just getting loud on defense goes a long way to get people going and create a good atmosphere.


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I remember some of those personal cheers. "Run like a man" for fazekas, "Gary Coleman" for some Weber State player that was under 6 ft tall, and others. Good times, thanks for spearheading that.
Ugly duckling. Frodo baggins. Katniss. Daddy's boy (resulted in tears and the world famous double arm pump).


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I thought the double arm pump was a result of a game against Paul George's Fresno State team where we held them scoreless for over 5 minutes. A lady on their bench enthusiastically pumped her arms when they finally scored, and the student section started doing it every time something went right for Fresno, which wasn't often in that game.


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Re: Student attendance

Post by Usu0505 » January 11th, 2019, 8:27 am

Student section just needs a leader... or a few leaders. I think thats the diff between now amd 8 years ago. Any students on here willing to be front row for every game and get things back in order?

Im sure wild bill has long moved on but USU should pay him a lot of money to come back for a season and show the young guns how it's done.



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