Improving Attendance

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    Makes sense, rep. You should rant more often...
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    And you're going to make up for the revenue loss? Men's BB holds its own or makes money, the only sport other than football to do so and you want to cut it by 90%???
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    What? Im talking about switching the Rowdies and the Alumni sections in the O'Dome. The alums look bored and disinterested most of the time. If we had the Rowdies on camera (sitting where the Alums sit now) on TV it would look like a better atmosphere. Its possible if people don't see a bunch of old alums knee deep in a nap, they may want to join the atmosphere and go to the games more.

    I said before, it probably wouldn't help much, but I'd enjoy seeing the Rowdies doing what they do over the alum section.
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    I think he is referring to simply switching their locations so that tv cameras face rowdies during game broadcasts.
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    The announcers sit on the student side, so aren't some of the cameras facing the rowdies? Come to think of it, there are cameras all over and on both ends of the court. Not sure I follow how switching sides helps the TV perspective. But, I'm usually at the home games, so maybe the TV viewers only see the alums as opposed to the crazy student section? It seems like ESPN and the ratings would focus on the excitement...the game and the students. Are they really showing other stuff on TV?
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    The primary camera that follows the game faces the benches and alumni side. I asked mike hill about this in an Interview a year ago. He replied:


    "We have been reviewing this for quite a while now, and I expect that you will see the camera locations change in the near future, though not for this season."
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    Ya, moving the cameras seems to make more sense if it is a problem.
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    I believe akagatorhoops asked the director of basketball operations (I think) about moving the cameras during an interview last year and he said it was being discussed.

    Such a no brainer!
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    Something tells me you're right about that...
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    Most camera views for Basketball games are from the "home side", meaning that the center-court logo is right side up, and you can see the scorers table and what subs are sitting on the floor about to come in. Wouldn't they have to switch sides, not just the cameras? I'm kind of confused... I think...

    Maybe switching the alumni and rowdy reptile sides? Is that what we are suggesting?
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    The NCAA releases the mens basketball attendance report for 2012-13 plus a couple of articles on this report to add to the discussion. Again UF and the SEC actually do pretty well:

    2013 NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL ATTENDANCE:

    http://static.psbin.com/a/j/rnpftk9inpzjrf/2013_release_men-s_basketball_attendance.pdf

    From Rush the Court:

    Three More Thoughts: Digging Deeper With the NCAA Annual Attendance Report:

    http://rushthecourt.net/2013/08/16/...eeper-with-the-ncaa-annual-attendance-report/

    From Yahoo.com.

    Eight noteworthy figures from the NCAA’s annual attendance report:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaab...-ncaa-annual-attendance-report-154403878.html
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    I like that idea. I think a redesign of seating is badly needed.
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    Hey INSTI - You gonna drive down & go to a game with me & the Mrs. this season??!!
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    how about this for an idea: a contest amongst fans. get one or two gator boosters to finance the deal. but each year, have fans 'compete' for best fan for a given sport - each and every gator sport. and the winner for the year - for that given sport, gets their entire next year 'paid for' to attend each game - road, home and bowls. gotta attend, gotta participate, i.e. be loud [not just when they are throwing t-shirts to the crowd etc]. or you can name several winners and the award would be a game or two the following year paid for.
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    The problem with switching the Rowdies and the booster is that then the Rowdies would be behind the away team bench causing havoc. So then you'd have to switch the bench sides as well.
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    Marketing the Gator Basketball program is without a doubt a sorely needed aspect to this program. People are out of touch with getting fans excited. Games are great but sometimes we need to give back to get new fans to visit. Of course a better planned midnight madness evening of fun for the fans and students should always be the kickoff of the season and refined yearly to make sure the fans liked it. This is for them. In return we get fans that are more loyal. Also, if after 5 minutes into a game, seats are empty, people should be let in free to fill these seats. With priority to, students at U of F, grade school kids to get them vested in our program.
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    To help with attendence;
    A give a way of small basketballs to the first 50 students and or fans to be let in and getting autographs on these right before the game.
    Pizza given to the first 250 fans getting in, local donations from the local pizza folks.
    T-shirt night, designed by students, given to the first 200 fans to be let in. Let these people get these signed by at least their favorite player.
    On Senior night, let all students that are seniors in school get on the court to welcome the team onto the floor. Hopefully all will be wearing Gator shirts for support.

    I am sure I can come up with others, but it is late. LOL
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    Ir order to bring people TO the game? Not many know when games are even being played, much less when its Senior Night.

    Free pizza and t-shirts will work only if you keep bombarding students with info about the basketball team. Otherwise, only a few will know to take advantage.
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    Didn't Billy used to buy Pizza for people camping out?

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