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Nov 112004
 
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

As of Nov. 20 football is over at CSU. Our No. 11 volleyball

team hosts the Mountain West Conference next week and then it will

be off to the NCAA tournament. Trying to defend Moby Arena and get

its sixth straight MWC title, CSU needs student support and

cheering fans at the tournament.

After that, we need to direct our attention to the men’s and

women’s basketball teams. After students invaded the season

ticket-holders’ seats during the men’s basketball game against BYU

last season, CSU administration noticed something: students are

fans that can create a beneficial atmosphere. While the Rams lost

79-73, the fan presence behind the hoops proved to be a powerful

ally.

During the off-season, the administration called the

season-ticket holders who occupied the west end of Moby and asked

them if they would relocate to allocate more student seating.

Almost unanimously, they agreed. For the 2004-05 season, Ram’s fans

can overtake the east and west sides of the arena from the floor up

to the first railing (about 15 rows). That’s 1,800 seats that now

have the potential of making free-throw shooting and defending the

Rams a nightmare for visiting teams.

Don’t make the CSU administration regret this decision. Don’t

give season-ticket holders a reason to take their seats back. Go to

the games, fill the seats, make some noise and let’s cheer all the

teams that play at Moby into post-season play.

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