Posted by WalkerDevil on January 16, 16 at 10:43:06:
In Reply to: Re: ASU BB posted by Devil4Ever on January 15, 16 at 09:56:20:
: : I think the lack of attendance has to do with Crowe's decision to split the campus and develop a student body that is largely uninterested in football, basketball, or baseball. There is s very large population of foreign students on campus that do not have any sense of school spirit and could care less about ASU sports.
: : Add to that the Pac12 now carries all of the games (so many sit home and watch), the difficulties in parking around campus, and the growth of GCU basketball and we have very poor attendance.
: : As a marketing guy, and an ASU business grad, I could not be less impressed with the marketing of ASU sports. Social media is very important component of helping shape people attitudes. I would love to see ASU utilize the strength of their marketing talent and actually start a long term campaign to reach out to students, ASU graduates, and people who live in the valley.
: D4E: I wholeheartedly agree with all you have said. Parking for games is atrocious, and is only going to get worse. Football is going to face the same problem once the north parking lot is gone and all of the commercial/housing buildings are built. Raising prices and lack of parking is not a good incentive for people to come to games.....especially when they can sit in their easy chair with their favorite beverage and watch the games on TV. GO DEVILS!!!
: : By making ASU sports "the thing to do" and reinforcing ASU school spirit, I think they could easily double the attendance at basketball games. It would not require a huge investment, just a concerted effort.
: : Go Devils!
: : : ASU handed a defeat to WSU in front of a pathetically small crowd. Justice blew the lights out and Holder got 20 pts. What is it going to take to get a decent crowd? We did not even come close to a sell out for the au game even with 1/3 of those at the game being au fans.
: : : T Suggs was there for the entire game..however he was texting most of the time. He must of had 10 pounds of bling hanging on his neck.
Good to see so much discussion. All the comments are great. Too bad the AD & Administration people don't pay attention to these things.
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