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Old 02-18-2014, 08:23 PM   #21
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I don't see why students aren't attending the games. I only have 4 years of FREE Gamecock football as a student here. Right now I have very little responsibilities. I don't have a wife to worry about, young children, tough jobs, travel plans etc. This is the best time to soak up all the amazing experiences here at Williams Brice as I can.

It's a shame I'm a sophomore and it's already 50% over
They are attending, they are just leaving early.
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an example of how the youth today would rather "socialize" through social media than actual social events.
If you're gonna blame it on that, why don't you go ahead and throw in alcohol? Seems most of the students would rather drink than go to the games, or leave at halftime to drink some more.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:35 PM   #23
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I thought we reserved this topic for bye weeks? I guess the off season is a good time to discuss as well. Goodluck to ya'll searching for answers to this problem.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:08 PM   #24
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You got 85k people in a small area there is going to be wifi congestion, what the students don't understand while you get free tickets that better wifi cost is going to be put on those who actually buy tickets and GC members. Sorry I don't think we should have to bear the cost burden so students can leave early and have large section of empty seats being shown on tv.
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You got 85k people in a small area there is going to be wifi congestion, what the students don't understand while you get free tickets that better wifi cost is going to be put on those who actually buy tickets and GC members. Sorry I don't think we should have to bear the cost burden so students can leave early and have large section of empty seats being shown on tv.

What you think is irrelevant.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:42 PM   #26
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play all the games in Florida, so I can attend
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designate a family section of the stadium where fowl language is not permitted
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:03 PM   #28
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I don't see why students aren't attending the games. I only have 4 years of FREE Gamecock football as a student here. Right now I have very little responsibilities. I don't have a wife to worry about, young children, tough jobs, travel plans etc. This is the best time to soak up all the amazing experiences here at Williams Brice as I can.

It's a shame I'm a sophomore and it's already 50% over
It will be gone before you know it... enjoy every second. I still find it hard to believe I am about to be three years out of school come May. I'm feeling old
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:10 PM   #30
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:11 PM   #31
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I find this topic problematic and practically rhetorical due to the lack of motivation to resolve the issue. Instead, each time this problem arises on these forums, it results in fans, some of whom never even attended the university, meaning having never even sat in the student section, attacking the students and the student posters end up being offended because they are usually the ones who do not partake in this issue.
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:36 AM   #33
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You got 85k people in a small area there is going to be wifi congestion, what the students don't understand while you get free tickets that better wifi cost is going to be put on those who actually buy tickets and GC members. Sorry I don't think we should have to bear the cost burden so students can leave early and have large section of empty seats being shown on tv.
Lol. This article was about a NATIONAL issue with college students. Most college students have to pay for their tickets. So the cost to buy more wireless routers shouldn't effect the high and might athletic club members at most places.

The one and only way to fix the problem, a problem which stems solely from having access to beer and an HD broadcast of the game at the tailgate, is to sell alcohol in the stadium. And that's not going to happen.

The problem will continue and most likely get worse.
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:40 AM   #34
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You said you don't think "we" should bear the cost

What you think is irrelevant. You will not be making that decision. That not a troll statement, it's a ****in fact. Deal with it.
He he is fan, and the decision-makers are going to want to find a solution that makes the fans as happy as possible. So what you are saying is just ridiculous and flat wrong. It is relevant.
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He he is fan, and the decision-makers are going to want to find a solution that makes the fans as happy as possible. So what you are saying is just ridiculous and flat wrong. It is relevant.

Nope, sorry. The decision makers are looking to those who such a move would satisfy, not the nay-sayers. The directional school fan in question has openly stated his disdain for smartphone users, so it makes sense why he would be a nay- sayer on the issue of wifi in the stadium, an issue which has been addressed already by many other SEC stadiums.

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Lol. This article was about a NATIONAL issue with college students. Most college students have to pay for their tickets. So the cost to buy more wireless routers shouldn't effect the high and might athletic club members at most places.

The one and only way to fix the problem, a problem which stems solely from having access to beer and an HD broadcast of the game at the tailgate, is to sell alcohol in the stadium. And that's not going to happen.

The problem will continue and most likely get worse.
Even that probably won't be enough, because why buy alcohol at the stadium when you could be drinking all that alcohol you already paid for in your truck in the parking lot? And then you have to wait in line and deal with crowds. The only real way imo is if you want to keep getting tickets scan them after the game is over on the way out. If you don't you lose your tickets.
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At the end of the day it is a generational problem not an alcohol or entertainment problem. In the last 5-10 years the college students have completely changed. I teach HS and see it all the time, I even see it with my nieces and nephews. Kids no longer watch the game with full focus. Instead, they sit playing on their phones or whatever device while the game is just a background to what their doing. Also, kids don't have the same pride in their school and therefore don't see the value in showing up and staying for the entire game. There is no longer that expectation of commitment to things growing up and why should leaving games early or not going at all be any different.

People can argue beer and wifi will keep them in the seats, but that isn't true. Students no longer care about sports the way they once did. The modern generation is basically the classic stereotype of what women were during sporting events.

Before some student comes in here and says they aren't like that, this is general statement and there can always be an exception to the rule. However the mass student body has changed.
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At the end of the day it is a generational problem not an alcohol or entertainment problem. In the last 5-10 years the college students have completely changed. I teach HS and see it all the time, I even see it with my nieces and nephews. Kids no longer watch the game with full focus. Instead, they sit playing on their phones or whatever device while the game is just a background to what their doing. Also, kids don't have the same pride in their school and therefore don't see the value in showing up and staying for the entire game. There is no longer that expectation of commitment to things growing up and why should leaving games early or not going at all be any different.

People can argue beer and wifi will keep them in the seats, but that isn't true. Students no longer care about sports the way they once did. The modern generation is basically the classic stereotype of what women were during sporting events.

Before some student comes in here and says they aren't like that, this is general statement and there can always be an exception to the rule. However the mass student body has changed.
What he said. In addition, college girls are sluttier than previous generations, which means they don't go to games for the same reason as everybody else.
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