lol are you kidding? 200 people at men's basketball games?
Even after a 6 year NCAA drought we average over 6,000 a game. Our attendance falls within the top 25% of DI hoops.
6k on a good night with paying fans... I'm sorry actual students, aka Niner Nation, only fill two sections behind the bench and manage to scrape the first couple rows of the 2nd tier on most nights unless its homecoming/big game. Top 25%? Show me your info.
We rank in the top 20 for soccer attendance and regularly fill our baseball stadium.
Show me the info I went to every single game the previous 3 years.. If 600-1k people a game is top 20 for attendance, that says more about soccer than UNCC.
Our soccer team has some of the best players in the state coming here next year. How is that if our soccer coach was the only reason they came here? Our soccer coach was a no-name before last season. He didn't get high profile recruits, he just got everything he could out of the guys. Also, our soccer coach didn't go to UCLA, he went to Stanford.
Best players in the state sure, top class not so much.. Duke, Wake, Carolina all received top recruiting classes for soccer and that's just for instate schools, so why didn't they take the top instate talent?
I'm not going to pretend like our support is stellar and among the best in the country, but it is very good for a school that has up until now not had a football program. CUSA basketball should be friendlier to Charlotte hoops than the A10. Winning will put fans back in the seats and Halton is an awesome place to watch a game when the house is packed.
Football will expose all of our programs to new fans. 60% of the PSL's that have been sold have been sold to people that had previously never given to the program.
I agree, winning puts butts in seats no doubt and halton get's hopin when its a packed house. I don't hate Charlotte, I've had some great experiences there, it's just that what is lacking is the "college experience". You end up feeling like you're going to community college when everyone in your classes drives 10-20 minutes to campus everyday. You end up really disconnected from your school and peers, thus the reason I transferred.
Really? I was there only a few years ago (before I moved onto VT) and it didn't feel that way at all. There might be alot of people who live in the area, but there's nothing that suggests that it is a traditional campus. I still know people there, and they are doing the same thing that everyone else was doing when I was there. Go to class and go home. It is still very much a commuter school, and just because more people live near campus doesn't change that.
You're correct, I just transfered THIS semester, everyone I know commutes. Sure they've built and starting building more on campus living, but the majority of students are commuters. Campus can be quiet bare at certain hours of the day, especially on weekends. They need to build bars within walking distance and more activities to do on and around campus. Sure the new rec fields are nice, but you're not allowed to use them. Yeah greek village is great, except for that fact that you can't do poo there and only one fraternity actually lives there. The school has so much potential, and will reach it one day, though I won't be one to experience it.