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34 minutes ago, exit322 said:

 

Home wins at Infocision:

 

2009 - 3 (Morgan State, Kent State, Eastern Michigan)

2010 - 1 (Buffalo)

2011 - 1 (VMI)
2012 - 1 (Morgan State)

2013 - 3 (James Madison, Kent State, Toledo)

2014 - 4 (Howard, Eastern Michigan, Miami, UMass)

2015 - 3 (Savannah State, Buffalo, Kent State)

2016 - 2 (VMI, Miami)

2017 - 5 (Ark-Pine Bluff, Ball State, Buffalo, Ohio, Kent State)

2018 - 2 (Morgan State, Central Michigan)

2019 - Nope

2020 - 1 (Bowling Green)

2021 - 1 (Bryant)

2022 - 1 so far (St. Francis)

 

So, 28.  They're over 25!!  Woohoo!

 

17 if you only count FBS teams, though.

I see a lot of 1s and some 2s.  Winning will help attendance, but we need to be winning home games.

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20 minutes ago, Ham said:

It is more than 60 min of football.  If you make it an event, fans will come even in an off year.  For some tailgating party makes thr day.  Others may enjoy dinner down town before or after the game.  Get creative with the excessive TV time outs.  

 

Yes (on the bolded)!! I swear, maybe I just never paid attention, but for that first home game this year I felt there were TV timeouts after every play (exaggeration) and they took ffoorreevverrrrr. I guess I just never paid attention, or I was inpatient that day, but I agree, some things to get people involved or so to take the counting down the minutes for the game to begin again. 

 

This is a small thing and I'm not complaining, but since you mentioned it, I wanted to chime in. 

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Realistically even winning while helping doesn't solve everything. If it was Akron basketball would have had no trouble filling the JAR for the last ~15 years given that it only seats ~5500. Football is obviously bigger than basketball, but it's going to take a lot to convince people to sit outside on a Wednesday night in November when it's 30 degrees for 4 hours. If we could average a real 15k for a season then I'd say that was a success. By real I mean the university not having to buy tickets to remain FBS complient 

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Think App State can fill their seats now?

 

We had that same chance and, ironically, it was also Michigan. 
 

We could have shocked the football world that day. And road the coattails of that win just like App State has done. 
 

Now they do it to ranked teams every few seasons. 

 

Joe and Co will need to shock the world a couple of times.  
 

Only that will get local fans attention and interest. And butts in seats.  

MAC wins mean nothing to most local fans.  


 

 

 

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1 hour ago, K-Roo said:

Think App State can fill their seats now?

 

We had that same chance and, ironically, it was also Michigan. 
 

We could have shocked the football world that day. And road the coattails of that win just like App State has done. 
 

Now they do it to ranked teams every few seasons. 

 

Joe and Co will need to shock the world a couple of times.  
 

Only that will get local fans attention and interest. And butts in seats.  

MAC wins mean nothing to most local fans.  


 

 

 

 

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On 9/20/2022 at 4:25 PM, GoZips86 said:

Yes (on the bolded)!! I swear, maybe I just never paid attention, but for that first home game this year I felt there were TV timeouts after every play (exaggeration) and they took ffoorreevverrrrr. I guess I just never paid attention, or I was inpatient that day, but I agree, some things to get people involved or so to take the counting down the minutes for the game to begin again. 

 

This is a small thing and I'm not complaining, but since you mentioned it, I wanted to chime in. 

Do yourselves a favor....go to GoZips.com and click on the Menu tab, and pick "staff directory".  Go down to "Communications and Marketing".  Three people total.  And rumor has it one of those three is not actually working, just sitting home collecting a check due to being let go.  Go to a D2 college website and check out their Comm and Marketing staffs.  Guaranteed triple that number.  Or go look at any MAC school's staff, at least 8 to 10 admins, plus Grad students.  Then, throw in the fact that new management at the U decided to not use PEG to produce and manage football "game day experience", you will see why there will not be "creative things to do" during the agreed-terribly long time out breaks....New Admin has been hitting home runs with coaching hires, but losing the game admininstratively, IMHO.

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