I guess that is my first rant. ASU needs to position themselves to have huge crowds at the men's and women's games. They also need to position themselves to play BIG games, including in-state powerhouses like Arkansas. For example, the WKU women played and beat Kentucky this week. As you can imagine, a game like that will bring in a huge crowd AND it was a home game (see below picture).
Also, the WKU men played and beat Georgia at home this week (above picture). Sure, WKU got this SEC home game because Coach Dennis Felton left WKU and he had to play there, but once again... The University put down the foundation to make great games like this to come to Diddle Arena at Western.
Even on a neutral court in Nashville, TN, WKU brought a big crowd as they took on an "In-State" powerhouse, Louisville. We beat the #3 team in front of a several thousand people.
And finally, the only night that the crowd did not look as impressive was the night before Thanksgiving against Southern Illinois University. The dorms were closed and it was a night that most people stay in or travel... yet, the crowd was still pretty good. Let me remind you that they were only playing SIU.Why am I ranting?
#1- The student athletes at A-State need your support and need more butts in the seats at the Convocation Center.
#2- The University needs to work harder to promote more butts in the seats.
#3- When the butts are in the seats, they need to watch an "In-State" game that is worth a flip (Arkansas).
For the record, I support ASU athletics when they are not playing WKU.
Am I off base here? What are your thoughts?