Macon Telegraph writer Coley Harvey put together a very interesting piece Thursday morning about the Georgia Tech students' perception of the Georgia Tech basketball program. In fact, the article was such a piece, that Coley felt he needed to add more to it in his blog later that day which included discussion on other schools that are dealing with student attendance issues.
This season, as the Yellow Jackets have compiled an 11-17 overall record, posted just three conference wins and are mired in 11th place in the 12-team ACC, crowds have been thin. They have been so thin that the Yellow Jackets can’t help but notice the abandoned chairbacks and lonely metal bleachers that have been present more this season than at any other point during head coach Paul Hewitt’s 11-year coaching tenure.
-Coley Harvey, The Macon Telegraph
Many comments by the students within the article use the words "ashamed", "embarrassed" , and "sad"...
But then, when you go to a basketball game and for the team to not score and there’s a 20-0 run (by the opposing team), then it’s not fun. You don’t enjoy it. especially when there’s no one there. When there’s a full stadium, you’re standing up constantly and that helps the atmosphere. You’re always yelling, you’re always into it. you’re not just sitting there.
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