Friday, April 12, 2013

Weber State's Banner Year

Roy Burton for The Standard wrote a nice article on the banner year for Weber State... not just 30 wins, but great attendance as well.

Average attendance is up dramatically, from 3,577 per game in 2007-08, the last time the Wildcats didn’t lead the Big Sky in attendance, to 6,601 this year.

“It’s an exciting brand of basketball to watch, and we’ve gotten more athletic over the years, so I think that’s all at the forefront,” WSU athletics director Jerry Bovee said of the increased attendance.

“I also think we’ve worked hard as a staff from a marketing standpoint to create more of an environment of entertainment. ... But through it all, that’s not enough to sustain the growth, I don’t believe — it comes down to consistency of play. Those other things just add to it.”
It has been a great run for the Wildcats (other than the lack of NCAA Tournament appearances), and they don't really show signs of slowing down. I haven't heard much in the way of rumors of Randy Rahe for other jobs, which would be good for Weber State. They should be the most talented team in the Big Sky next season.

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