So I had the "pleasure" of attending the SU WVU game at the dome today. It was the third time I've been in attendance at a home game this year. I am shocked and dismayed at the lack of student attendance at the games. The entire end zone student section was barren today and that is just pitiful. I can't believe how little support the students are giving their fellow students as Doug Marrone continues try and rebuild the program.
The SU WVU game is the biggest rivalry historically for the SU Football Program. Sure Rutgers pisses us off more now, but WVU is still our biggest rival. I'm not sure if the students are on break this week, but I know the section looked just as bad when Maine was here. Now, maybe I'm a bit jealous that didn't go to a college with a D-I football progam, or any football program for that matter, (I went to St. Bonaventure) but I'm guessing that there should be enough over privledged kids up on the hill to fill the small number of student seats available to them. It kills the atmosphere at the start of the game with all the empty seats in the end zone, lower level. It looks like crap on TV and it looks bad to recruits. If the students are not going to show the support, reward the loyal fans who bought the $100 upper endzone seats and have been steady attendees to the game.
One more aside. While I appreciate those students who did show up, clap your freaking hands and put your keys away. Loud aggressive cheering will make a lot more noise and impact, than a tired key shaking ritual that should be buried with the wave! SU Students show up or transfer to Georgetown!