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wiu2013
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Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:02 am

What happened to the student group that came to games with WIU flags and kilts?
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sealhall74
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Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:05 am

wiu2013 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:02 am
What happened to the student group that came to games with WIU flags and kilts?
Were those the tamed-down lame versions of the Peach Blossoms of old? If so, maybe the vet enrollment is not what it used to be.
If Jimmy V was a programmer like me, he would have said it like this: while (!(succeed = try()));
wiu712
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Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:14 am

sealhall74 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:58 am
I need to do some research to see if about 500 people qualifies as a Division 1 crowd.
The largest crowd for a Men's game this season was 522 vs Eastern Illinois on December 8.

I agree with wiu2013 that there were several times during Friday night's game when the Fight Song should have been played to keep the crowd engaged. But it was not.

There are no guy cheerleaders this year. So we do not have people yelling with the big megaphones. Small cheerleader squad as well. Usually only five or six at a game now. The Pom Squad is down to six people.

If the Pep Band is not at the game, the place is very quiet.

The Vet's Club group has been absent this year. The Army ROTC often would sit together as a larger group, but haven't seen them either.
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Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:17 am

For the previous few years, the PA announcer would say that standing for the Fight Song was a Western tradition. And the words to the Fight Song would appear on the video boards every time that the Fight Song was played.

Neither of those events are happening this year.

Seems like our game-day atmosphere has taken a step backwards.
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Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:50 pm

O cheerleader for today’s game just think what JD could do with the support of a school like SDSU
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Current Summit League Standings:
South Dakota State 9-1
Omaha 7-2
Purdue Fort Wayne 7-3
North Dakota State 5-4
Oral Roberts 4-6
South Dakota 3-6
Western Illinois 3-7
North Dakota 3-7
Denver 2-7
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Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:58 am

wiu712 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:06 pm
Current Summit League Standings:
South Dakota State 9-1
Omaha 7-2
Purdue Fort Wayne 7-3
North Dakota State 5-4
Oral Roberts 4-6
South Dakota 3-6
Western Illinois 3-7
North Dakota 3-7
Denver 2-7
Ken Massey Projected Standings

South Dakota State 15-1
Omaha 12-4
Purdue Fort Wayne 11-5
North Dakota State 9-7
South Dakota 7-9
North Dakota 5-11
Oral Roberts 5-11
Western Illinois 5-11
Denver 3-13

My take on this is that the ORU game at home will be the critical one. It will be a must win game IMHO. A win over the Golden Eagles would even the series agasint them and secure the tiebreaker over them via our win over PFW earlier in the season. You absolutely do not want to be sitting at #8 going into the tournament. We have a very talented team and have a decent chance of of knocking off anyone except SDSU on a neutral court.
If Jimmy V was a programmer like me, he would have said it like this: while (!(succeed = try()));
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Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:02 am

sealhall74 wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:58 am
wiu712 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:06 pm
Current Summit League Standings:
South Dakota State 9-1
Omaha 7-2
Purdue Fort Wayne 7-3
North Dakota State 5-4
Oral Roberts 4-6
South Dakota 3-6
Western Illinois 3-7
North Dakota 3-7
Denver 2-7
Ken Massey Projected Standings

South Dakota State 15-1
Omaha 12-4
Purdue Fort Wayne 11-5
North Dakota State 9-7
South Dakota 7-9
North Dakota 5-11
Oral Roberts 5-11
Western Illinois 5-11
Denver 3-13

My take on this is that the ORU game at home will be the critical one. It will be a must win game IMHO. A win over the Golden Eagles would even the series against them and secure the tiebreaker over them via our win over PFW earlier in the season. You absolutely do not want to be sitting at #8 going into the tournament. We have a very talented team and have a decent chance of of knocking off anyone except SDSU on a neutral court. Taking down the Jacks is doable but you have to bring your A+ game and they have to be playing about B-.
If Jimmy V was a programmer like me, he would have said it like this: while (!(succeed = try()));
wiu2013
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Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:17 pm

sealhall74 wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:02 am
sealhall74 wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:58 am
wiu712 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:06 pm
Current Summit League Standings:
South Dakota State 9-1
Omaha 7-2
Purdue Fort Wayne 7-3
North Dakota State 5-4
Oral Roberts 4-6
South Dakota 3-6
Western Illinois 3-7
North Dakota 3-7
Denver 2-7
Ken Massey Projected Standings

South Dakota State 15-1
Omaha 12-4
Purdue Fort Wayne 11-5
North Dakota State 9-7
South Dakota 7-9
North Dakota 5-11
Oral Roberts 5-11
Western Illinois 5-11
Denver 3-13

My take on this is that the ORU game at home will be the critical one. It will be a must win game IMHO. A win over the Golden Eagles would even the series against them and secure the tiebreaker over them via our win over PFW earlier in the season. You absolutely do not want to be sitting at #8 going into the tournament. We have a very talented team and have a decent chance of of knocking off anyone except SDSU on a neutral court. Taking down the Jacks is doable but you have to bring your A+ game and they have to be playing about B-.
An announcer during the Purdue vs. Minnesota game yesterday, summed up our team exactly as he was talking about the Minnesota team. "The team is about one player and a whole lot of belief in themselves away from being really good." This team can be really good, but they quickly get "in their heads" and down on themselves.
wiu712
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Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:16 pm

Leathernecks suffer back-to-back loses.
From the Western Courier:
https://westerncourier.com/43365/sports ... ack-loses/
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