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  • New Basketball Floor

    At least our Ohio state institution no longer has the state of Tennessee on our basketball court.


    Arguably the dumbest thing that our braintrust has approved and that says a lot.
    Second only to allowing our head football coach to manage the calling of timeouts.
    The_Sackmanredhawk11NickskinyanksalexBash_Riprockkillgas20MooreHawkChiefPanic
  • Gameday Experience


    BAD:
    1) Gameday ops.  There is SO much dead time making Millett Hall SO quiet too many times during the game.  There needs to be a better flow.  Some places will coordinate with the band via headphones to give them a countdown to start to play and then when the band isn't playing there is piped in music, or something playing on the video board and the transition is somewhat seemless.  Last night, the band would play, then there would be big chunks of quiet.  With Millett Hall 95% empty, the silence is deafening.

    Ultimately there needs to be more people in attendance and this means students and ticket purchasers.  The "season ticket" area was sparse and the student attendance remains low.  I get it that it was Midway.  However, things don't get much better when wilberforce comes to town (or Army on the Saturday of Thanksgiving)

    The dedicated student bleacher on the court is nice but I'd suggest that it was about 40% full and the remaining students are spread out throughout Millett Hall.  I wish there was a better option and students were funnelled closer to the court.

    Any other observations?
    I worked for the student broadcasting team that covered our sports programs for about 2 and a half years. I can tell you that there is much less focus on basketball when it comes to fan engagement than there is football and hockey.  Part of this is due to the fact that the student broadcasting team does the ESPN3 stream for basketball, and there is only one camera dedicated to the video board for fan shots/promotions etc.   I worked a couple games on this camera, and the guy who is supposed to be responsible for managing the video board hardly ever used my shots.  For football, ESPN brings in their own crew and so the entire student broadcasting team is focused on the video board exclusively.  For hockey, the team was responsible for the NCHC stream, but it was always preached to us to focus on getting fan shots during breaks. 
    it seems to me that we certainly have the resources to make the fan experience for basketball better, we just choose not to.   
    Nickskinredhawk11AORedHawk33dave67DICK
  • Bowl????

    Uptown Oxford Girl
    She's been living in her Uptown Oxford world
    I bet she's never had a back street Ypsilanti guy


    We are MU, so much to see
    So what's wrong with taking the back streets?
    You'll never know if you don't go
    You'll never shine if you don't bowl
    Hey now, we're not all stars
    Turn the game off
    Fire Chuck

    He thinks, he's a rock star
    but the fans don't 
    give a ****

    grumpy1Re6H5wkkillgas20BoarsHeadHeroMacCracken
  • Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Also, Vegas now officially has experienced their worst season in franchise history 
    mooseelpalitoLove_and_Honor
  • New Dunkin Donuts opens in Oxford

    RIP Tim hortons
    agc
  • WSU

    Miami was a university before Wright was even a state!
    QuinoaburgerDICK
  • 2018-19 Columbus Blue Jackets Thread

    I knew you losers were done as soon as I saw you printed up t-shirts that proclaimed "FIRST ROUND VICTORY!"
    I knew the redwings were done about four months ago. move along.
    JiveHawkQuinoaburger
  • Josh Allen

    I saw a tweet saying that if josh allen somehow made it onto the jacksonville jaguars, we could have a situation where a ball thrown by josh allen could be tipped by josh allen and intercepted by josh allen
    Bash_Riprock
  • Loudest crowd you've seen at a Miami game?



    Football: UC, 2017
    This really should come with a trigger warning!!!!
    Bash_Riprock
  • New Basketball Floor

    As one era of losing and mediocrity is ushered out, a new one is ushered in.