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Louisville bigwigs visit Oklahoma City re NBA

Posted: 10/20/2012 11:26 AM

Louisville bigwigs visit Oklahoma City re NBA 


Interesting comment about college basketball in Oklahoma since the Thunder arrived. All four Div 1 teams in the state have dropped in attendance, the drop at OU was 26%.

http://www.courier-journal.com...;nclick_check=1

Last edited 10/20/2012 11:30 AM by Boilerbuilder

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Posted: 10/24/2012 5:47 AM

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I think OU's lack of attendance has more to do with the boring Kelvin Sampson years and the subpar performance on the court the last few than it does the arrival of the Thunder. Sure, the Thunder's siphoned away some fans but there are only so many thunder basketball tix to go around. IF OU becomes a power again like they were under Tubbs, I can see a full house being common again.

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Posted: 10/24/2012 4:24 PM

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Soonerfrog, you may be right but nonetheless all four Div 1 programs in OK dropped in attendance after the Thunder arrived. That's pretty solid evidence.
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Posted: 11/9/2012 11:17 AM

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I predicted the thunder would hurt CBB
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Posted: 11/9/2012 3:01 PM

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I live an hour and half away from Norman and used to go to about two games a year.  Now if I drive down it is to a Thunder game.  I'm sure there are many like me.  I still like OU basketball, but I have limited funds.
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Posted: 11/9/2012 4:21 PM

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The key is putting an attractive product on the floor.  This is especially true in a state where football is still king.   We aren't Kansas.   

If OU puts a top 15, top 20 type of team on the floor, that can challenge for Big 12 titles, then we will startt getting more fans.  Maybe not sell outs every night, but at least against the Big 12 foes and bigger non conference games.
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Posted: 11/17/2012 12:21 AM

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We rarely sold out during the good years and before the nba...

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The key is putting an attractive product on the floor.  This is especially true in a state where football is still king.   We aren't Kansas.   

If OU puts a top 15, top 20 type of team on the floor, that can challenge for Big 12 titles, then we will startt getting more fans.  Maybe not sell outs every night, but at least against the Big 12 foes and bigger non conference games.

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Posted: 11/24/2012 12:38 PM

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06Sooner wrote: We rarely sold out during the good years and before the nba...

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--- Sooner1214 wrote:

The key is putting an attractive product on the floor.  This is especially true in a state where football is still king.   We aren't Kansas.   

If OU puts a top 15, top 20 type of team on the floor, that can challenge for Big 12 titles, then we will startt getting more fans.  Maybe not sell outs every night, but at least against the Big 12 foes and bigger non conference games.

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We did when I attended OU in the 80s, with Tubbs, at least in our big out of conference games and big 8 games.  Mizzou in Norman would be huge as well as Kansas and Okie State. 

Of course, we had Wayman and we were a top 15 or better team.
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Posted: 11/26/2012 8:29 AM

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I noticed that OSU had a lot of empty seats at their last game too.
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Posted: 12/17/2012 9:23 AM

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OU has sucked at Basketball and the Thunder have been rolling...as OU becomes great again, the people will flock back...ohlord
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