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1 minute ago, ORUIllini said:

Are all home games no longer on ESPN3?

the ORUAthletics video was better than nothing....but not great

anyway, great win and start to Summit play

they cut way back on the ESPN3 games this year.....probably to save a few bucks and see if butts in seats would improve.

the home game vs Mo. St was actually a Mo. St broadcast......must have come to some cost sharing arrangement with them.

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ORU82

Hopefully we get more on ESPN3 for all of us who cannot drive to the game.  Great win for the good guys.

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theeagleman5

As expected.....announced attendance 1767....looked like maybe 1/2 that on TV....ouch....;(

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Old Titan
19 hours ago, theeagleman5 said:

As expected.....announced attendance 1767....looked like maybe 1/2 that on TV....ouch....;(

There are 16 sections of seats in the lower bowl of the Mabee Center. 

For the past two seasons, two sections in each end zone have been covered by black tarps. 

The two sections to either side of the end zone where the students and band are based had maybe a dozen people in each section. 

The remaining 10 sections had between 50-to-90 fans in each, with none having over 100.

And I know this because I was there, and I counted them.

That means there were actually fewer than 1000 fans in attendance, and on a Saturday night where TU, OU, OSU, and the Thunder were not in action.

I can only imagine that the announced attendance of 1767 was either an estimate, or included a figure for the students out on break.

Either way, the crowd was woeful. 

Which is a shame, considering that the team is actually rounding into decent form.

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theeagleman5

Do the students return this week?... If so, Hopefully a little better turnout later this week for big games vs. Fort Wayne and South Dakota....need to win home games if ORU wants to finish in the top half of the Summit....not surprised at the small turnout during holiday week.....but maybe the big victory will recharge our ticketholders?....did the number of season tickets drop drastically after the Sutton firing debacle??....:eagles:

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EagleManiac

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Old Titan
9 hours ago, theeagleman5 said:

....did the number of season tickets drop drastically after the Sutton firing debacle??....:eagles:

By all appearances, season tickets are down again this year, continuing a decades-long decline.

Whether it has anything to do with Sutton's firing is actually debatable:  can't imagine losing 20 games last year (with no better prospects this season) helped the cause one bit, regardless of who the coach was this campaign.

One thing is likely clear at this point, however:  barring a new state-of-the-art arena, winning BIG is the only thing that might create an uptick in season ticket sales in the coming years.  Lots of factors involved in the decline...

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theeagleman5

Any chance that a new Seventy First Wine and Spirits/Billy Wilson Arena is in the near future for ORU???....:-P;-):devil:

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TrueBlue82
10 hours ago, theeagleman5 said:

Do the students return this week?... If so, Hopefully a little better turnout later this week for big games vs. Fort Wayne and South Dakota....need to win home games if ORU wants to finish in the top half of the Summit....not surprised at the small turnout during holiday week.....but maybe the big victory will recharge our ticketholders?....did the number of season tickets drop drastically after the Sutton firing debacle??....:eagles:

Classes do not begin until NEXT week, so the next two home games will also be without any significant student support.

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EagleManiac
On 12/31/2017 at 5:24 PM, Old Titan said:

That means there were actually fewer than 1000 fans in attendance, and on a Saturday night where TU, OU, OSU, and the Thunder were not in action.

I can only imagine that the announced attendance of 1767 was either an estimate, or included a figure for the students out on break.

Either way, the crowd was woeful. 

Which is a shame, considering that the team is actually rounding into decent form.

We've been pretty good at driving away the average basketball fan the last few seasons. It's going to take a couple years of winning (and earning back some favor with Tulsa sports media) before the crowds begin to trend the other direction. 

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ORUParentLurker

Winning cures all.  Although I went to the Tulsa game and their crowd wasn't great either.  Is it possible the average sports fan in Tulsa is just staying home and watching Netflix these days?

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Old Titan
4 hours ago, ORUParentLurker said:

Winning cures all.  Although I went to the Tulsa game and their crowd wasn't great either.  Is it possible the average sports fan in Tulsa is just staying home and watching Netflix/ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN3/the Thunder/Hannity/anything else on Fox News/etc. on their 60-inch HD TV these days?

Fixed ^^^^^

I mean, let's be real:  we can argue as to WHY they are doing that, but make no mistake - that is WHAT they are doing, instead of coming to college basketball games.

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ORU2017grad

Last couple home games before the break had very few students at it.  Doesn’t matter if it’s break or not because NOBODY comes to the games.

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