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Cellis033
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  Message Not Read  O-Zone Update
   Posted: 11/24/2021 1:57:43 PM 
Hey everyone! I wanted to give an update regarding the status of the O-Zone. I met with Jacob Rockoff of the Athletic Department and they have had the gears in motion to get the O-Zone back since the start of the autumn semester. They are going to put me in contact with several groups of students that are also interested in being apart of a student section group and hopefully I'll have a core group together soon. I also plan to collaborate with the 110 and the cheer squad to encourage max participation among casual students. I wanted to offer a sincere and HUGE thank you to everyone that reached out to offer their support, advice, and sponsorship to it and hopefully we can get the O-Zone back to its glory days!!!


Chase
Engineering Technology and Management '23

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shabamon
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  Message Not Read  RE: O-Zone Update
   Posted: 11/24/2021 5:24:43 PM 
That's good. I don't want to sound like I'm denigrating your efforts, but what it comes down to is what you and anyone else that really wants to make this work decide to do once you're at the game. I've watched each of our three games on the ESPN app, and what I see is a well-attended student crowd that still just sits. However, whenever something really cool happens like a dunk or and-1, a lot of that crowd rises out of their seat and reacts accordingly, before sitting back down.

That tells me that a lot of people down there are engaged and excited about the game. I truly believe a single alpha personality could work that crowd in pregame to have some semblance of an organized student section ("Hey guys, how about we stand and get rowdy starting tonight?").

Don't sit. Don't sit. Don't sit. And while you're not sitting, don't be silent. Next lamest thing after a student section that sits is a student section that stands with their hands in their pockets.

WT/LT should not come from the band.
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Cellis033
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  Message Not Read  RE: O-Zone Update
   Posted: 11/25/2021 2:51:18 PM 
shabamon wrote:
That's good. I don't want to sound like I'm denigrating your efforts, but what it comes down to is what you and anyone else that really wants to make this work decide to do once you're at the game. I've watched each of our three games on the ESPN app, and what I see is a well-attended student crowd that still just sits. However, whenever something really cool happens like a dunk or and-1, a lot of that crowd rises out of their seat and reacts accordingly, before sitting back down.

That tells me that a lot of people down there are engaged and excited about the game. I truly believe a single alpha personality could work that crowd in pregame to have some semblance of an organized student section ("Hey guys, how about we stand and get rowdy starting tonight?").

Don't sit. Don't sit. Don't sit. And while you're not sitting, don't be silent. Next lamest thing after a student section that sits is a student section that stands with their hands in their pockets.

WT/LT should not come from the band.


I agree with all of this. During my discussions with Jacob he also brought up that the last iteration of the O-Zone was a bit toxic in regards to this and I'm totally for not forcing kids to stand. I'm still in the process of getting contacts of kids who were also interested in chanting and hopefully we can get an informal group together for the St. Francis game.


Chase
Engineering Technology and Management '23

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