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BlueZoo getting Love from GBR.com

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Posted: 1/17/2013 9:28 AM

BlueZoo getting Love from GBR.com 



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Posted: 1/17/2013 9:50 AM

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I’m sorry, but this is laughable. Student sections stand the entire game and heckle the opposing team/fans. This Blue Zoo which I assume is an incarnate of Kermit’s Krazies is not even as good as most of the student sections at Rutherford County high schools.

The whole spirit program which includes uncoordinated (girl) cheerleaders and (overweight) guy cheerleaders needs to be overhauled.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 9:56 AM

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I think the BlueZoo is catching on, atleast in social media world it is. And the best part is that it's driven by a student, so maybe that's the change we needed. A student to step up and take charge.

As for the "Cheerleaders" I think the athletic dept. needs to take them over. The Student Activities or whoever they are under doesn't seem to care about them, plus their coach just stands in the back on his phone the entire time. Let the athletic dept be in charge of the cheerleaders and the mascot. I'm sorry, but whoever is in the mascot outfit these days needs to shed some weight. It looks horrible on TV.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:01 AM

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But wouldn't that add additional costs to athletics ? Right now they are paid for from the academic side, so I thought.

Scholarship, Road trips, meals, etc.


TrueBlueBRZ wrote:

I think the BlueZoo is catching on, atleast in social media world it is. And the best part is that it's driven by a student, so maybe that's the change we needed. A student to step up and take charge.

As for the "Cheerleaders" I think the athletic dept. needs to take them over. The Student Activities or whoever they are under doesn't seem to care about them, plus their coach just stands in the back on his phone the entire time. Let the athletic dept be in charge of the cheerleaders and the mascot. I'm sorry, but whoever is in the mascot outfit these days needs to shed some weight. It looks horrible on TV.


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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:32 AM

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I don't think many of them are on full rides and I would be willing to bet the Athletic Dept takes care of travel expenses for them.

I would think it would be more beneficial to have them under athletics and get some assistance (money) from campus then the other way around. We need to control one of two, either band or cheerleaders. Band members get scholarship money yet we still pay them to come to the games. And they learn 1 new song every 3 years. 

I think cheerleading would be good to be under athletics, plus it could help with Title IX issues and we might be able to send them to some competitions and what not.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 11:02 AM

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TrueBlueBRZ wrote:

I think the BlueZoo is catching on, atleast in social media world it is. And the best part is that it's driven by a student, so maybe that's the change we needed. A student to step up and take charge.

Yep. This is why its different. Hell of a job to take something like that by the horns and roll with it instead of marketing just trying to put something together that just isn't going to work.

Keep it up man!
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Posted: 1/17/2013 11:29 AM

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I kind of like the BlueZoo so far, hopefully it takes off.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:22 PM

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I just voted so should you...we are currently ranked 15th in the nation
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Posted: 1/17/2013 1:28 PM

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It was just started recently, and we had huge student crowds after winter break last year.  Give it a chance to develop.  Man, what a debby downer.  good grief.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 2:01 PM

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I just voted too.  Now prove we are number 1 tonight!
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Posted: 1/18/2013 1:29 PM

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I guess its only right for me to comment on this. Me and others are doing everything to try to change the culture of students here at MTSU. The front row of the student section is the only row that stands the entire game. Most of the time we are getting yelled at by students behind us to sit down because they cannot see in the STUDENT SECTION. Its a constant problem. The students are showing up now, but we just got to get them to start standing up and cheering on a consistent basis.
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Posted: 1/18/2013 1:49 PM

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Keep at it BlueZoo!  When I was a student (97-01) it seemed like the only students in the stands were members of the pep band - which I was one!  

I live out of the area and can't make every game, but seeing on tv students standing, excited with oversized cutouts is awesome!  Wish you were around 15 years ago!
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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:09 PM

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bluezoo13 wrote: I guess its only right for me to comment on this. Me and others are doing everything to try to change the culture of students here at MTSU. The front row of the student section is the only row that stands the entire game. Most of the time we are getting yelled at by students behind us to sit down because they cannot see in the STUDENT SECTION. Its a constant problem. The students are showing up now, but we just got to get them to start standing up and cheering on a consistent basis.
I know myself and others on this board all had the same problems during our time as students. Don't ever sit down. 

It does seem like we have a good number of students at the game, but only about 10-15% get up and cheer. For instance, the UALR game had students scattered around 4 or 5 sections (which is impressive), but there were only patches here and there of people getting up to cheer.

First issue is getting students to come to the games. Check. Last night was pretty solid in my opinion.

Now the issue is making it "cool" enough to stand up and cheer.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:51 PM

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I agree but does the point spread of last night have anything to do with it? I remember last I think it was the NT game (whoever we played Saturday afternoon on espn) there was a great student section with tons of energy..especially when everyone was booing a Student wearing a UT hat!
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bluezoo13 wrote: I guess its only right for me to comment on this. Me and others are doing everything to try to change the culture of students here at MTSU. The front row of the student section is the only row that stands the entire game. Most of the time we are getting yelled at by students behind us to sit down because they cannot see in the STUDENT SECTION. Its a constant problem. The students are showing up now, but we just got to get them to start standing up and cheering on a consistent basis.
I know myself and others on this board all had the same problems during our time as students. Don't ever sit down. 

It does seem like we have a good number of students at the game, but only about 10-15% get up and cheer. For instance, the UALR game had students scattered around 4 or 5 sections (which is impressive), but there were only patches here and there of people getting up to cheer.

First issue is getting students to come to the games. Check. Last night was pretty solid in my opinion.

Now the issue is making it "cool" enough to stand up and cheer.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 3:28 PM

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Get people to cheer. Come on. Be a leader in the student section and tell your friends "This is our team. We are supposed to have a home court advantage, let's make that true".

At Miami games the students don't sit down during the game... it's like, why would you do that if the point is to cheer your team on to victory? Be STANDING UP and YELLING the whole time. Make noise, scream, something.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 4:30 PM

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We are always coming out with new ideas. I got some people making some shirts that on the back will say "Cant see? STAND UP" We are always trying to come up with something new. The attendance for thursdays game was good, but yes the next step is to get them to stand up and cheer the entire game. The atmosphere for last years NIT game vs MINNESOTA was the best I had seen
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Posted: 1/19/2013 10:45 PM

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Students stand up and cheer, yell at the refs and players but when all you can say is "You Suck" 150 times a game it gets old. Your college students so be creative with your comments. Chia Pet for #2 for ULL was a classic. That is better than just yelling You Suck all night. Keep growing the student section, it's what makes college basketball so much fun!
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Posted: 1/20/2013 1:06 AM

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Many times a school will have a "sunshine" or other players. It can be a lot of fun to figure out who they look like and say it.

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