Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Another take on the crowd at the Boise State - Utah State game

Shawn Harrison of The Herald Journal has a WAC column today (go here) and a section of it amused us.

Storming the court

There is no arguing BSU fans love their football and support the team at home or on the road.

But when it comes to basketball, well, let’s just say they are still in search of fans. It’s weird, because there have been some good Bronco teams over the past few years.

There was a rather large crowd on hand when USU came to town, but a big reason was the football team being on hand for an autograph session before the game — which required a ticket to the basketball game — and many Aggie fans showing up.

The chanting USU students — led by the group that call themselves the “Spectrum on Wheels” — certainly added to the atmosphere. The Bronco students seemed to be more concerned with what was going on in the Aggie section than what was going on between the hoops.

When it came time to celebrate the upset over the ranked Aggies, the students did storm the court. I’ve been asked by people who watched the game on television if security didn’t allow more Bronco students onto the court. No, that’s all there were.

I’m not good with numbers, but perhaps there were a 100 or so.

At least each of the BSU students got to get up and personal with the Bronco players.

The Spectrum on Wheels? Doesn't the Mann Act prohibit crossing state lines for the purposes of... Oh, we guess we're confusing matters or in what some simply call our normal state of mind.

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