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    The Clarks are again headlining The Appalachian Festival on Philly Street ... Saturday night, Sept 7.

    It was crazy packed last year and all the bars had tents, etc.

    Let's hope it's a great way to celebrate that New Haven win from earlier in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPMonk View Post
    What was going on in 2014? Isn't that the year they went 6-5? Those numbers do not correlate to the team's performance given that the 2017 team won the SR and the 2014 team was average.
    A complete and total sh it fest would be the correct answer. Curt had a good thing going and then he for whatever reason decided to play a completely unqualified QB. A lot of very unhappy people that year. Likely many decided to no longer attend games over it. I can think of several offhand who never stepped back into Miller over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Yeah but Eddie was $ooooooooo money.
    When it came to playin' $tockett---Curt balked.
    And then the fans walked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSACfan1 View Post
    Dean's List is actually 3.5 GPA... and I wouldn't say that it's all that great of an accomplishment to be honest. It's what should be expected of athletes. I was in a few classes with SRU's very own and current pitcher for the Oakland A's Lou Trivino and he was an awesome student but also an outlier. He told me directly he really didn't care about academics and chose the EASIEST course load.
    Just curious what you would consider a great academic accomplishment? To me at least a 3.5 GPA is outstanding! It takes some real effort to attain that.

    When I was at university Dean's List qualifier was 3.25. I always considered it an accomplishment every time I made it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Sports are entertainment. The competition for the entertainment dollar is intense.

    The product on the football field at IUP is good. But, that's not enough (obviously). It is to us on here but there aren't many of us. Not to mention due to geographic restraints many on here don't even attend the games.

    My wife and kids ... I can't even drag them to football games. Too long and too boring. I hear it every week. Sure, we're just one example, but I think we'd be a common trend of locals in the 30-45 age group. Basketball games at IUP ... completely different. They don't miss.

    How can they appeal to the fringe fan in the lower age groups? As IUPNation routinely says ... the marketing is garbage. How do you motivate the family of 4 or 5 to give up a Saturday afternoon and get them to Miller? How do you get them interested? I think we all know how you don't get them interested (current game-day environment).

    We're not talking 10,000 people on average. Never in a million years. How do you get that average up to 4,000 somewhat (mostly) engaged fans?

    It's possible. Slippery Rock pulled it off. And, the SRU is in the boonies excuse is laughable. So is Indiana.

    The common theme on here seems to be 'this is how it's always been' ... and, you're right. And, that's why it's in the current (terrible) state it is today.

    Think about this: We have a school with 12,000 students -- and a great program with an on-campus stadium. Yet, we struggle to get an average of 2,500 through the gate. That's the reality of the situation.


    The 1980s were 30 years ago now. Much of what should be a large portion of the current, target audience today wasn't even born yet.

    Indiana is a great college town. It's a wild college town. Yet, Miller Stadium is seen as so boring on Fall Saturday's. If you can change that perception, and, of course, add the fun to that Saturday, things can change. Just go up to Dr. Evil's stadium if you don't believe me.
    IUP fans need to stop worrying about what goes on at The Evil. It's not a competition.

    It's has to be easier to make game day an event in a one horse town like Slimey Pebble. What else could there be to do? It also helps that their Yinzerburgh area alumni can just zip up 79.

    The Kartrashians have proven that you can make a pile of **** seem important. If you want the students to show up...get it on the one thing genetically attached to them that they look at more than anything else in life...their phones. It's marketing. You want alumni in Yinzerburgh to make the slog out 22 for games....get a buzz going in the area. Put up billboards touting only one losing season in 37 years. The Godfather proved that creating a media buzz could make people put their attention in the Mon Valley. Nobody wants to go to the Mon Valley but he created enough of a buzz in Yinzerburgh to lure people down to hell.

    Why can't IUP do any of that? They can...they just don't bother.

    I remember at the height of the IUP Band's run under Casavant...they had more than one billboard touting The Legend along the PA Turnpike.

    You mean we couldn't put up one lousy billboard near Heinz It's Nowhere Near As Nice As The Linc In Philly Field promoting IUP Foosball and it's decades of success....because there has to be a percentage of IUP alumni attending Stiller games. You plant that bug to get them to maybe make a trip or two up to Indiana.

    To get Indiana locals to go...maybe if you have a promotion where if you present a ticket stub from a game...you get discounted seats to whatever Third Rate Yahoo Country Act is playing at the KCAC in the fall.

    There are many ways to create "a buzz". I mean if Donald Trump could trick people into thinking he could be legitimate President...you can trick people into anything.

    I've been to away games at West Chester, Cheyney, Millersville, East Stroudsburg, Bloomsburg and Shippensburg...and I can honestly say none of those places have an electric atmosphere on game day. So whatever is going on at Slimey....it has to be they are either programming their Dr. Evil control chips to make them all excited or all of the concessions are spike with Ecstasy.

    IUP is getting 2500 through the door without even trying. Imagine if they had a budget to try.....I'm sure they would gladly take all of your donations for a marketing program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPNation View Post
    IUP fans need to stop worrying about what goes on at The Evil. It's not a competition.

    It's has to be easier to make game day an event in a one horse town like Slimey Pebble. What else could there be to do? It also helps that their Yinzerburgh area alumni can just zip up 79.

    The Kartrashians have proven that you can make a pile of **** seem important. If you want the students to show up...get it on the one thing genetically attached to them that they look at more than anything else in life...their phones. It's marketing. You want alumni in Yinzerburgh to make the slog out 22 for games....get a buzz going in the area. Put up billboards touting only one losing season in 37 years. The Godfather proved that creating a media buzz could make people put their attention in the Mon Valley. Nobody wants to go to the Mon Valley but he created enough of a buzz in Yinzerburgh to lure people down to hell.

    Why can't IUP do any of that? They can...they just don't bother.

    I remember at the height of the IUP Band's run Casavant...they had more than one billboard touting The Legend along the PA Turnpike.

    You mean we couldn't put up one lousy billboard near Heinz It's Nowhere Near As Nice As The Linc In Philly Field promoting IUP Foosball and it's decades of success....because there has to be a percentage of IUP alumni attending Stiller games. You plant that bug to get them to maybe make a trip or two up to Indiana.

    To get Indiana locals to go...maybe if you have a promotion where if you present a ticket stub from a game...you get discounted seats to whatever Third Rate Yahoo Country Act is playing at the KCAC in the fall.

    I've been to away games at West Chester, Cheyney, Millersville, East Stroudsburg, Bloomsburg and Shippensburg...and I can honestly say none of those places have an electric atmosphere on game day. So whatever is going on at Slimey....it has to be they are either programming their Dr. Evil control chips to make them all excited or all of the concessions are spike with Ecstasy.

    IUP is getting 2500 through the door without even trying. Imagine if they had a budget to try.....I'm sure they would gladly take all of your donations for a marketing program.
    All true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iupgroundhog View Post
    All true.
    West Chester started advertising on Philly TV and put their ads on SEPTA buses and at the Regional Rail Stations all over the place.....

    ....and their enrollment went UP.

    Does IUP even try to do that anywhere in The Yinzerlands?

    How does the University with the most money in endowment in the PSAC/State System not even try....

    But they do call my phone often enough looking for money....

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    Two words for IUP

    "Social Influencer"

    Hire one.

    Yes...it's literally the most bull**** job in the history of modern employment...but they somehow get people to buy into things that they wouldn't have otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    The Clarks are again headlining The Appalachian Festival on Philly Street ... Saturday night, Sept 7.

    It was crazy packed last year and all the bars had tents, etc.

    Let's hope it's a great way to celebrate that New Haven win from earlier in the day.
    Do the students know who they are...I mean the band is now in their 50's.

    Good for them to still be together and performing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Because Joe Lombardi knows Saturday night is the best atmosphere and will draw the best. He doesn't want the funeral home feeling from across the parking lot.

    I don't buy the cold weather nonsense. PSU gets 100,000 on Saturday night even it it's 3 degrees. It's not that cold around here in late October and the first weekend in November. If anything it's too freaking hot at noon in September.

    I’m glad somebody else said it... In western pa it doesn’t exactly get “cold” until December or January. I don’t buy that argument either.

    It’s been around 50+ on Thanksgiving Day the last three years as I’ve been standing in the backyard with my dad frying the turkey for dinner.

    *Best way to eat turkey by the way*



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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Those are based on the offical numbers released. IUP had some big number in for the St. Augustine's game (over 4k) and that spiked it.

    I was at that game. That 4k+ posted number is, well, highly questionable.

    That game was very, very well attended. Keep in mind, and I have some personal knowledge of that game specifically, that was when we went all out with the “Hawk’s Nest.” It worked for 2-3 home games.

    We got around 1,200 students for that game. Those numbers were absolutely legitimate. Keep in mind students swipe and iCard. All that data was available for us after the game.

    So everything in terms of effort, marketing, communication with the student body, creating a buzz, etc., it all worked. Some guys here might not always agree with my opinions or thoughts on this topic, but you can’t necessarily argue that everything my group went after and tried to accomplish we proved can work at IUP.

    The main issue is sustaining it. IUP has to be the ones to do that. 5 students can’t do that by themselves. We had some help from a couple university folks, but we were treading down that path mostly on our own.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Burglund View Post
    Re: Kickoff times.

    Over the years, most of the coaches I have talked to told me they hate night games.

    Night games give their players too much time on their hands. They can't hold a practice and the players are too amped up for meetings. So they sit and wait and that's not always best.

    One coach told me that "in a perfect world, games would kick off at 9 a.m."

    Some coaches feel like they're in a tough spot because they want the program to grow and for the fans to fill the place, but it's best for their team to basically roll out of bed and play the game.

    Not necessarily directed at you, Matt, but you and I both know that every football coach will say that at any level.

    The teams that typically struggle at night or in prime time kickoff slots are the ones that don’t ever do it. SRU typically plays a couple 6 PM or later kicks a year. Cal has seemed to love playing IUP under the lights in recent years. Why can’t IUP?

    There’s part of me that thinks (hopes) Tort can and will change this. I think he understands the program and fan base needs to grow. I think he’s in tuned enough with modern day wants/needs of fans and is willing to do what it takes even if it isn’t necessarily comfortable.




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    Quote Originally Posted by IUP CRIMSON HAWKS View Post
    When it came to playin' $tockett---Curt balked.
    And then the fans walked.

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    You’re a poet and you didn’t even know it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPNation View Post
    Two words for IUP

    "Social Influencer"

    Hire one.

    Yes...it's literally the most bull**** job in the history of modern employment...but they somehow get people to buy into things that they wouldn't have otherwise.

    This.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IUP24 View Post
    I’m glad somebody else said it... In western pa it doesn’t exactly get “cold” until December or January. I don’t buy that argument either.

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    Here are the box scores from IUP's final 3 games last year. Note the weather conditions. Not exactly the Hula Bowl. And this is for 12pm starts. What is it like at 7 or 8pm?

    Date: 10/27/2018 Site: Indiana, PA Stadium: Miller Stadium Attendance: 1446 Kickoff Time: 12:00 pm End of Game: 2:47 pm Duration: 2:47 Temperature: 43 F Wind: ENE 4MPH Weather: Constant light rain

    Date: 11/3/2018 Site: Edinboro, Pa. Stadium: Sox Harrison Stadium Attendance: 1245 Kickoff Time: 12:00 pm End of Game: 2:36 pm Duration: 2:36 Temperature: 41 deg Wind: W 11 mph Weather: intermittent rain

    Date: 11/10/2018 Site: Indiana, PA Stadium: Miller Stadium Attendance: 1351 Kickoff Time: 12:00 pm End of Game: 2:39 pm Duration: 2:39 Temperature: 29 F Wind: W 20 MPH Weather: Some snow, cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUP CRIMSON HAWKS View Post
    When it came to playin' $tockett---Curt balked.
    And then the fans walked.

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    Wasn't the Indiana High QB on that roster too? Then transferred to Mercyhurst to never been hear from again? Weaver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iupgroundhog View Post
    Here are the box scores from IUP's final 3 games last year. Note the weather conditions. Not exactly the Hula Bowl. And this is for 12pm starts. What is it like at 7 or 8pm?

    Date: 10/27/2018 Site: Indiana, PA Stadium: Miller Stadium Attendance: 1446 Kickoff Time: 12:00 pm End of Game: 2:47 pm Duration: 2:47 Temperature: 43 F Wind: ENE 4MPH Weather: Constant light rain

    Date: 11/3/2018 Site: Edinboro, Pa. Stadium: Sox Harrison Stadium Attendance: 1245 Kickoff Time: 12:00 pm End of Game: 2:36 pm Duration: 2:36 Temperature: 41 deg Wind: W 11 mph Weather: intermittent rain

    Date: 11/10/2018 Site: Indiana, PA Stadium: Miller Stadium Attendance: 1351 Kickoff Time: 12:00 pm End of Game: 2:39 pm Duration: 2:39 Temperature: 29 F Wind: W 20 MPH Weather: Some snow, cold
    Maybe just personal opinion, but temps in the 40s aren’t “cold.”

    The final game of the season below freezing with some snow... Small potatoes.

    Go up to those Minnesota schools that draw big time numbers for D2 games and ask them if that 29 degree game in November is cold. Minnesota Mankato hosted a semi final game two years ago a day or two after a blizzard. It was nearly sold out.

    I think most people would be more deterred from attending a sporting event if there was precipitation. And there’s nothing you can really do for that in terms of planning kickoff times around it. It can rain in buckets for the opening game when it’s 80 degrees and less people would show up than were there for that 29 degree game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPalum View Post
    Wasn't the Indiana High QB on that roster too? Then transferred to Mercyhurst to never been hear from again? Weaver?

    That’s correct.

    The wide receiver Tyral Veney was on that team too. He had tons of talent, but he didn’t think going to class was a priority. Never played a down of college football.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPalum View Post
    Wasn't the Indiana High QB on that roster too? Then transferred to Mercyhurst to never been hear from again? Weaver?
    Yeah. Stocker and Weaver. Two IUP saviors who transferred to lesser programs and still barely played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iupgroundhog View Post
    Here are the box scores from IUP's final 3 games last year. Note the weather conditions. Not exactly the Hula Bowl. And this is for 12pm starts. What is it like at 7 or 8pm?

    Date: 10/27/2018 Site: Indiana, PA Stadium: Miller Stadium Attendance: 1446 Kickoff Time: 12:00 pm End of Game: 2:47 pm Duration: 2:47 Temperature: 43 F Wind: ENE 4MPH Weather: Constant light rain

    Date: 11/3/2018 Site: Edinboro, Pa. Stadium: Sox Harrison Stadium Attendance: 1245 Kickoff Time: 12:00 pm End of Game: 2:36 pm Duration: 2:36 Temperature: 41 deg Wind: W 11 mph Weather: intermittent rain

    Date: 11/10/2018 Site: Indiana, PA Stadium: Miller Stadium Attendance: 1351 Kickoff Time: 12:00 pm End of Game: 2:39 pm Duration: 2:39 Temperature: 29 F Wind: W 20 MPH Weather: Some snow, cold
    Getting a little wimpy here, aren't we?

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