I think the fact that we're discussing the relative disappointment at being 3-3 in conference play..after a 12-3 OOC..shows just how far our success has gotten us. We'd love to be in a position where we're competing for a conference title/NCAA bid very year. And you can make an argument that we are after a hit and miss..at best..first 10 years in the conference. We've now had a winning AE record every season since 10-11, an overall record at least 4 games over .500 since 11-12, 3 NCAA trips, 3 more postseason bids, 1 additional AE title game appearance and have 4 20+ win seasons over the last 5. There's a reason teams like Hartford and Binghamton go nuts when they actually beat us. We're now regularly competitive enough that we..understandably..get disappointed when we don't hit our lofty expectations.
And for attendance..I'm not getting too worked up about for two reasons. First..prices have gone up quite a bit over the past few years..between tickets, parking, etc. It's no longer a cheap night out. Not saying those higher prices are wrong..just that attendance then shouldn't be viewed in the same way it was 2-3+ years ago. Given the price increases and total attendance..revenue should be much higher. If that's the goal..then they've achieved it. Second..knowing that attendance figures are never an exact science..I've been even more baffled with this year's figures than the past. Best example was the Kent State game. Having been to hundreds of games at SEFCU..it looked like there were easily 3k for the Kent State game..but reported attendance was 2500. The couple OOC and AE games right before and right after looked like 2k at very best.. but were reported a low to mid 2k.
Edited by Phoenix, 21 January 2018 - 11:14 AM.