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  • #16
    Originally posted by SubGod22
    6024 was reported

    wow, that's awesome.

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    • #17
      If it was 6024 that showed up then Koch holds 15k, but it was a good 4000-4500 butts in seats.

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      • #18
        Saul, now maybe K-State won't be afraid to play in Tournaments WSU is involved in.

        Also, maybe K-State will get as much national attention in the polls as WSU - now that they won.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by dregn
          If it was 6024 that showed up then Koch holds 15k, but it was a good 4000-4500 butts in seats.
          Did you count them? If not, then your post is silly and, in my opinion, incorrect.
          Some posts are not visible to me. :peaceful:
          Don't worry too much about it. Just do all you can do and let the rough end drag.

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          • #20
            It definantly looked like 6,000 to me, it was great. Alot of fun. But, I dispise getting out yelled by the visitiing team. At times the crowd was lathargic.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by dregn
              If it was 6024 that showed up then Koch holds 15k, but it was a good 4000-4500 butts in seats.
              It was way more than half full, were you talking about during the last game of the match?

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              • #22
                The switch to the 5-1 worked out pretty well, especially considering that the Shockers have not practiced a lot using the 5-1. The Shocks played much better than they did last night.

                Shocks played hard and gave K-State a good match. If they can come back tomorrow and win agaisnt Cal Poly then tonights loss will not look bad at all at the end of the year. The addition of the big Russian has really helped K-State.

                Shocks need to clean a few things up. Cut down on the unforced errors and the service errors (14 tonight vs 10 for K-State). Service errors are the equivalent of a walk in baseball to me, plus they seem to always kill momentum.

                Shocks need to develop more consistent depth to support Lungren and Stockman who both had very good matches tonight.

                Congrats to K-State. They were clearly the best team in this tournament.
                Hope they go on to have a good year.

                Hopefully, everyone who attended and contributed to the attendance record enjoyed the match and hopefully many first timers will be back in the future.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by lemuel777
                  Originally posted by dregn
                  If it was 6024 that showed up then Koch holds 15k, but it was a good 4000-4500 butts in seats.
                  It was way more than half full, were you talking about during the last game of the match?
                  I don't understand why dregn felt it was necessary to make such a post. Is he/she bitter about something? Is he/she a KSU fan? a KU fan? a troll?
                  Some posts are not visible to me. :peaceful:
                  Don't worry too much about it. Just do all you can do and let the rough end drag.

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                  • #24
                    Nope, talking about the whole thing. WSU inflates their attendence figures just like every single other school and conference in the nation. They report tickets sold and not the tickets scanned.

                    Todays tickets were good for all day. That means every player, coach, team staff, etc from Cal Poly and North Texas were counted in that attendence. Also anybody who went to either of the matches earlier today, but didn't come tonight was counted. I know several people who bought one ticket and got the second free that didn't use the 2nd.

                    It was a great crowd and defineatly the largest one I've seen at WSU for volleyball.

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                    • #25
                      In reply to Spangler, non of the above, just commenting on the crowd I saw because it is a main topic of conversation. I just hate how I see posters make comments about how the Big XII basketball tournaments inflate their numbers, but people don't think WSU and the Valley does the same.

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                      • #26
                        dregn is correct, WSU, as is the case with most if not all NCAA schools count paid attendance. However, since the Shocks had sold only 675 season tickets coming into the tournament then I'm not sure where
                        1,500-2,000 paid but unused seats would have come from.

                        With all due respect to dregn, who is a good contributor to this board, there was clearly well over 5,000 people in the building. How much inflation was built into the reported attendance, I don't know, but I don't think there was very much fluff in the reported attendance.

                        If dregn only saw 4,500 people than that's what he saw, although I'll agree to disagree with him.

                        There is also no doubt that we set an attendance record tonight by a large number.

                        Generally, I was pleased with the Shockers play and their effort, despite losing their edge in game 4.

                        Sure would like to get another shot at K-State in the post-season.

                        :posterwu: :goshocks: :posterwsu:

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by SpanglerFan316
                          Originally posted by lemuel777
                          Originally posted by dregn
                          If it was 6024 that showed up then Koch holds 15k, but it was a good 4000-4500 butts in seats.
                          It was way more than half full, were you talking about during the last game of the match?
                          I don't understand why dregn felt it was necessary to make such a post. Is he/she bitter about something? Is he/she a KSU fan? a KU fan? a troll?
                          Actually I'm not done with that yet. That's probably the most offensive thing someone has posted about me in the 3-4 years I've been posting here. For whatever reason a year ago I pissed you off with a post I've made and I feel like you've held that against me for whatever reason. That's your choice and I put our little tiff behind me a long time ago and have tried to go out of my way to not make any comment that you may feel is negative against you.

                          If you really want to know my history with WSU as a student and a fan I have no problem giving it. Just send me a private message and I'll tell you my story. I've never posted things that are negative about players or the teams and I've always tried to stay positive well posting on this board.

                          In the meantime I don't think anyone would question SubGod on what kind of fan he is of WSU and he knows me personally. I definately think he could vouch for me that I'm as big of a fan of WSU, both the sports and the school, as anyone. He could also vouch that I would have a clue of how WSU reports attendence versus how they report it. This post may not be on topic, but i'm just very pissed and offended that you'd post something like that about me without having a clue who I am.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by dregn
                            In reply to Spangler, non of the above, just commenting on the crowd I saw because it is a main topic of conversation. I just hate how I see posters make comments about how the Big XII basketball tournaments inflate their numbers, but people don't think WSU and the Valley does the same.
                            dregn, you may have some valid points in a couple of your posts, however I believe there were at least 6K butts in the seats tonight. I sat on the second from the top row near half court and when the first match began, I told my guest that there was at least 5K and people were still flooding in. I've attended various sporting events in Koch/Levitt arena over the last 35 years and I believe you're wrong by saying the numbers were inflated tonight. We need to thank K-State fans... they came out in full-force (I'd guess 1,500 of them spread around the arena). It was a special night and one I will always remember.

                            P.S. Concerning the Russian player... I'd be very surprised if there is a better all-around volleyball player anywhere in the country... man or woman.
                            "You Just Want to Slap The #### Outta Some People"

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                            • #29
                              "Concerning the Russian player... I'd be very surprised if there is a better all-around volleyball player anywhere in the country... man or woman."

                              She's right there with most. Sara Pavan of Nebraska is still my guess for player of the year.

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                              • #30
                                I agree there were near 6k in the seats. I said that very thing to my wife during the 2nd game.

                                It's clear the Shock's defensive net game needs improvement. Toward the end of the third game and all of the fourth it seemed we were afraid to attack. Maybe KSU's blocking is just that good, I don't really know. And we need to cut down on the unforced errors. There were times we were setting up K-State's hitters better than their own setters.

                                Tokarz needs to spend some serious time working on her serves.

                                That 9-1 run to get back into the third game was amazing. It went from 24-16 to 25-25 if I recall correctly.

                                Emily Stockman is awesome. If she were a couple of inches taller . . . wow.

                                The Russian gal from KSU - at 6'5" - has a near-perfect balance of strength and agility. But in the spirit of finding something negative, I didn't care for her treatment of the towel girl by yanking the towel out of her hand and then tossing it back without even looking. Pretty disrespectful, IMO.

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