Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Quattro, Jan 28, 2014.
Weird. Hopefully the crowd is into it.
Wow - a string of losses has certainly dampened the moods around here. This is still a BIG DEAL even without Spencer. Great exposure for CU, great exposure for CUnit & a chance for the underdogs to knock-off the #1 team in the country on national television.
Plus, it'll be my first game this season so I'm thrilled!
Agreed still huge news for the program.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I'm proud <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23cubuffs&src=hash">#cubuffs</a> will host Gameday hoops show Feb22. Salute for strong season in the making. Students need to represent!</p>— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) <a href="https://twitter.com/cbfowler/statuses/428284653695680513">January 28, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Indeed, but ultimately, I'm happy it's coming to CU. It wasn't too long ago, you would've been absolutely laughed at if you even made this suggestion. Now it's up to the students/fans to show that ESPN made the right choice. ESPN did their part, now it's our turn!
Great news! This is huge for recruiting, exposure, program buliding etc. It wasn't that long ago that we would draw 2K to conference games under Bzedelik.
I hope Boyle can rally the troops and get us rolling by that game!
This program needed a spark to regain focus. This is a spark.... confidence builder for the players. Very nice boost for the program. (Thanks Chris Fowler also!) Congrats to CU fans today..... The can will be full for this one!
This is a very big deal!! And hosting ESPN College Game Day does not happen without the success of the last three seasons. Coach Boyle has done an excellent job identifying talent and developing the program. The coach has given the C-Unit the respect that they deserve, and I hope they show up on that day in full force. Congratulations to the 2010-2011 team, that made it to the NIT and brought big attention to CU for their NCAA snub and strong showing in the NIT that season. Congratulations to the 2011-2012 team, winning four straight games in the Pac-12 Tournament to make it to the NCAA Tournament, shocking everyone by beating UNLV before losing to Baylor. Congratulations to the 2012-2013 team for making it to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season. When that season started, there was no real expectation that the team would make it to the NCAA Tournament, but they did. And congratulations to the current team, especially to Spencer Dinwiddie. He has been a significant player on both teams that made the NCAA Tournament. And this season, before Spencer's injury, this team was ranked 15th in the nation, and they looked like they were poised to go even higher. During the game in which he was injured, the team was ahead at the time that he went down. And I am confident that they would have won that game, had he not been injured. The team has had their struggles since that time, but they will get better. Coach Boyle will see to it that they get better. And Spencer will get better, too. I'm sure that he will be there to cheer his teammates on that day, and that his story of a successful recovery will be a storyline that ESPN will be happy to share with the nation. Go Buffs!!
Now that GameDay is coming here, what are they going to focus on, aside from the "what if Spencer didn't get injured." I haven't watched too much of show this year, do they still do "Know your teammate" thing? I'm guessing we'll hear about Buffs legends like Chauncey and how Alec/Dre are doing. And probably something about Chengate.
Noice! Great to see the program is getting the respect that it deserves. While the team has taken steps back right now, this is a noice tribute to the work and progress Tad and company have made.
Big deal. More of a big deal if we get wins in the meantime and show up ready to play.
Regarding the actual topic: Agree with the comments about needing the students to step up for Game Day, but also the University. Being a nutty Game Day fan is a long haul, from what I understand. Having the administration furnish refreshments and otherwise making the experience as comfortable for students as possible (e.g., don't search the students for liquor bottles). The ACC schools went out of there way to make students want to hang out all day -- something to consider. Consider how fun it sounds hanging out in the stands for 4 - 6 hours when there ISN'T a game going on. If you don't have a good friend with you, bring a book for the long commercial and "special piece" breaks (the cheerleaders and dance team take breaks then too).
Oh, and everything you've heard or read about ESPN filtering signage at Game Day is 100% correct. They usually inspect each one -- and if has anything lewd or disparages players by name, it won't get in. Of course, determined people can make anything happen.
Disclaimer: I've never attended a basketball Game Day, but I have friends who did at both Carolina and Duke. This is all second hand info here.
Regarding the hijack about attendance: I think it sucks that in 2014 we still don't have nationwide standard reporting guidelines for attendance (does the school report "butts in seats" or "tickets sold"?). It would have to mandated by the conferences or the NCAA, but it would be so nice if schools were required to publish the actual "butts in the seats" number. Publishing the "tickets sold" number as 'attendance' is just plain wrong -- "tickets sold" might be an interesting number also, but label it correctly! damn it!
Great news! Times have definitely changed for the better!!
The NCAA does publish attendance-reporting guidelines, but they basically say that schools can use whatever methodology they deem appropriate, whether it be the number of people actually there, the number of tickets sold, or the very vague "estimate"
thanks for the link. Essentially this says that shady reporting practices are officially condoned by the NCAA. I am not surprised. It is disturbing that an academic regulatory body would explicitly allow "tickets sold" to be used for "attendance". Actually, this discussion prompted me to revisit the definition of the word, and, as expected, being present is a requirement for being "in attendance". Nobody with a reasonable interpretation of the English language would consider tickets sold to be synonymous.
In the sports business world, they can be synonymous...
I swear, there were no more than 200 people wearing blue that day, and most of them didn't know what they were doing.
You're right -- <sarcasm>the NCAA said so, so it must be true!</sarcasm>
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