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Topic: FB Update: Clemson ranked #1 student section in the ACC
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Re: Trust me, they aren't studying on a Saturday night.
Posted: Feb 17, 2014 8:23 PM
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I'm pretty tired of the older Clemson fans calling out students like it's 100% of us and it only happens in Clemson. Student attendance, and attendance in general is becoming a problem everywhere you go. From California to Alabama to Michigan and down here in Clemson. It has nothing to do with out of state students or a smarter student body. You know what causes the decline? Television.

A lot of students will skip a game to stay in and do whatever and just put the game on the tv rather than go out to Littlejohn. A lot of non-student fans have the same attitude. Why drive to Clemson from Greenville if you can just watch the game and support from your couch? It's a problem across the board at all schools.

The reason there are fewer people at games now when compared to the 70s probably has something to do with the fact that television was not as prominent. How many of you older guys that lived in Johnstone back in the 60s, 70s, or 80s had tv in your dorm? If you wanted to catch a baseball or basketball game you walked down there and watched it in person. Now you can just turn your tv on or plug your computer in and watch it right there in your own dorm or apartment. I'm not saying I'm not guilty of that occasionally, but nothing beats sitting outside watching a baseball game live in the spring or catching a big basketball game in Littlejohn. Watching on tv will never give the same experience.

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Subject (Replies: 23) Author Date Posted
FB Update: Clemson ranked #1 student section in the ACC
TigerNet News® Feb 17, 2014 11:19 AM
And dead last in basketball sadly.***
jches11 Feb 17, 2014 11:20 AM
Why can't our students take a little pride and
crookedcreek Feb 17, 2014 11:25 AM
Another one of Jim Barker's success stories…..
tigerking79® Feb 17, 2014 11:27 AM
Jim Barker's administration hired Oliver Purnell
beaufort_tiger Feb 17, 2014 11:35 AM
Courtside seating can be huge competitive advantage ...
apextiger® Feb 17, 2014 2:07 PM
Re: Courtside seating can be huge competitive advantage ...
oldschtiger70® Feb 17, 2014 9:19 PM
Re: Why can't our students take a little pride and
kingoftigerfans3® Feb 17, 2014 11:33 AM
too many nerds at clemson now
El Tigre 1 Feb 17, 2014 1:06 PM
Trust me, they aren't studying on a Saturday night.
Mike1189 Feb 17, 2014 1:08 PM
Re: Trust me, they aren't studying on a Saturday night.
JohnFBell® Feb 17, 2014 1:10 PM
Re: Trust me, they aren't studying on a Saturday night.
El Tigre 1 Feb 17, 2014 1:18 PM
Re: Trust me, they aren't studying on a Saturday night.
tokillagamecock® Feb 17, 2014 1:41 PM
Most of those students probably grew up cheering for Duke***
drewtigeralum03® Feb 17, 2014 1:44 PM
Re: Trust me, they aren't studying on a Saturday night.
BKendall36 Feb 17, 2014 8:13 PM
Re: Trust me, they aren't studying on a Saturday night.
BKendall36 Feb 17, 2014 8:23 PM
Clemson in state enrollment has only dropped 4% since 2000.***
Mike1189 Feb 18, 2014 1:08 AM
win and they will come...when OP was here in his last
brandon9 Feb 17, 2014 3:22 PM
Re: Why can't our students take a little pride and
Coothater® Feb 17, 2014 3:44 PM
Lol. Why does this site constantly track Heather D?***
CUGradFan06 Feb 17, 2014 11:47 AM
Especially since the posters who track her the most...
tigerking79® Feb 17, 2014 11:52 AM
They really created and SEC-like atmosphere last year.***
cutigersJD® Feb 17, 2014 12:06 PM
Re: FB Update: Clemson ranked #1 student section in the ACC
BKendall36 Feb 17, 2014 12:48 PM
imo CLEMSON Has Always Been #1 in ACC in Fan Support!
lightbulbbill® Feb 17, 2014 1:20 PM