First Game vs WIU

Humdinger

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I'm VERY glad the full band will be there. It's the salsa to the chip. BUT...we're coming off a year where we had games of less than 3000 people in attendance. If you attended games you will realize at times we were pushing downwards of 2K, despite official attendance #'s - which is astonishing for a 10K Arena. I anticipate a crowd of less than 4000. It's gonna take a minute to build attendance. For that to happen, we have to win.

I hope I'm wrong though and I'll gladly take a tar and feathering as punishment.
 

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Here's the good side of our lighter non-conf schedule. We have a chance to have a good to really good record which could build momentum and generate much more fan interest...particularly the students. But the other side of this is...I have zero clue how non-conf is going to play out and the potential is there for disaster.
 

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Here's the good side of our lighter non-conf schedule. We have a chance to have a good to really good record which could build momentum and generate much more fan interest...particularly the students. But the other side of this is...I have zero clue how non-conf is going to play out and the potential is there for disaster.
Pretty much the same as every year, no?
 

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Pretty much the same as every year, no?
I knew that was coming, Maxwell Smart.😘 When you tie in the lighter non conference schedule, lowest attendance in program history, a new coach, and the AD's marquee hire...it is not the same.
 

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I knew that was coming, Maxwell Smart.😘 When you tie in the lighter non conference schedule, lowest attendance in program history, a new coach, and the AD's marquee hire...it is not the same.
I was just ribbing ya . . . but I will say that Pedon can't be considered "marquee" until we win something.
 

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SIU is running a student promotion for their first game Monday…if 2000 students attend the game one lucky student gets free tuition for second semester
Do they have to stay at SIU or can they transfer to a more expensive school and still get the tuition?
 
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