I'm a former student and now a season ticket holder and have been noticing this for the past few seasons. The fans, this year especially, have been rather poor....namely the students. It seems like we have been in a slow decline of enthusiasm but this year seems much worse. The second we lose a game everyone gets taken out of it. I don't want to use the term "fair weathered" but we're trending in that direction.
The students are quiet for 80% of the time with a few cheers when we score. The whole point of a home crowd is to have a sixth man. Someone at your back that will pull you out of those lulls. We're leaving this team to dig themselves out and then cheer them when they're riding high. We need to be helping them dig out of a scoring slump or defensive lapses. I don't care if you're angry about a mistake. Being silent at the game only exacerbates the problem
The students need to take the first step. You are right on the court, stand the whole game, wave signs and posters, start chants, and intimidate the other team. It starts with you. The old farts in the crowd get pumped up because of you. I'm not saying the non-students aren't responsible but let's face it, the students get the crowd going. Gary seemed upset with the turnout last night, and rightfully so. The Wall was maybe a third full with most of the students sitting down. The rest of the stadium seemed maybe half full. Pathetic. Even SVP called us out. SVP! Something is really wrong if we let SVP down. We're letting our team down as well. Every program goes through ups and downs. The best programs have fans that will help them through the good and bad and we are not helping them at all right now. I'm disappointed at the attending fan base and everyone needs to step up.
I'm challenging everyone, especially the students, to get LOUD! You're team needs you and you're just standing there. And please don't come in here saying you're disappointed with recruiting or how the season is going or whatever. All of that gets left at the door when you show up to the game. If you want to complain about that to your friends or on the forums fine. But when you're at Comcast Center your job is to encourage your team and help them to victory.