It is a lot of fun to watch; and if you're a new team visiting the Spectrum
for the first time the cheers can be intimidating.
The spectrum hasn't been the same the past few years.
@VAggieYou are right. It get's worse every single year. @IronmomoIntimadating isn't a word I would use.
And at the end of the day, what do they have to show for it in the last 20
years?A 2-10 record in the big dance or something like that?sweet 16?elite 8?final four?
I've got to agree with both Ironmomo and VAggie. When the students section
is fired up it is absolutely amazing. I have been next to people making their
first trip to the Spectrum and smiled as they were blown away by the Aggie
fans.That said, the last couple of seasons have been tough as USU
has been plagued by injuries. We had been spoiled with several years of
dominating the WAC. When the Aggies had a couple of average seasons it was let
down that you could feel in the Spectrum.The MWC is bringing new
challenges and new opportunities. It will be exciting to see how the Aggies
respond. I think they will be great!
Chris B, you do recognize that the article is talking about games played in the
Spectrum...right? Saying that the Aggies haven't had success in the NCAA
tournament has nothing to do with the experience in the spectrum - regardless of
level of competition or other negatives, Stew Morrill has had a 194-13 (.937)
record at home and the overall record at home is 453-105 (.812)...that's
some pretty signicant home court advantage.Stang08, have you ever
watched a game in the Spectrum? Intimidating is exactly how I would describe
it. I remember attending a game against BYU years ago when Rafael Araujo was
the starting center for BYU...someone in the student section found out he had
failed a steriod drug test his first year (which he passed and they listed as a
false negative) years before when he first came to the US from Brazil. They
passed out thousands of little pill bottles with beads in them. Every time he
touched the ball the arena went dead quiet and everyone shook the bottles. He
was clearly rattled...ended up with something like 5 points and 4 rebounds.
Amazing to experience.
@Chris BU go round up your Ute basketball team and have them come
play us in the Spectrum and we'll show U precisely what we have to show for
Chris and Stang, why to you even bother to read these articles about USU when
you are so negative about the Aggies? These comments would be much more
enjoyable without your negativity. The atmosphere in the Spectrum is awesome
not matter what you feel about the quality of the Aggie team.
Die hard royal blue coug here...you can count on one hand the venues in the
country that are as amazing, impressive, and yes, intimidating as the Spectrum.
I always cringe when I see BYU has to go up there because regardless of the
caliber of the teams in any given year, I know it will rattle more than a few
players. I just have to sit back and enjoy how incredible it is, even if my
team is losing.ChrissyB, you can comment on any basketball articles
once your team actually makes it back to the dance, or maybe if your arena ever
comes close to selling out again.
Only for the past 2 years Stang. I predict this year swings back, because our
competition is newer and better than last years WAC members. Fans will be more
excited to play a ranked UNLV, UNM or SDSU as opposed to a Seattle U. More fans,
excited about games could lead to more intense crowds.
I was doing a supplier audit in Logan in 2010. Our supplier had extra tickets to
the USU vs Nevada basketball game at the Spectrum so I went. I was blown away by
the atmosphere. I came back to Oregon and showed everyone YouTube videos of the
crowd. I have no problem with that arena being on the list.
@Transplanted to TexasYes I have and I was discusted. And what they
did to that BYU kid proves my point. USU fan's are nothing but
disrespectful to everyone who comes to Logan.@DeamonGood
thing I don't care about your opinion. The aggie fan's are
disrespectful and I comment to try and show them that. Sometimes it works other
times it doesn't. But I will continue to voice my opinion no matter what.
@Stang08disgusted*USU fans*aggie fans*You're welcome. You are a valued member of the Deseret News community.
Hopefully this comment doesn't get deleted like the last fifty that I have
tried to write concerning you.
Aggies fans, just ignore Chrissy. He makes no sense.Well done Aggies
and good luck this year.
Ignore my little sister's jealous rant; the Spectrum has an amazing
atmosphere when the Aggies are playing well.
Chris B's rundown Utes are so scared of the Spectrum that they won't
even play the Aggies anymore.
Thanks for the correction SaltLakeCitySlicker. But you knew what I meant. I
see you aren't disputing my point.@midpacmajorWhy
do you say that? Chris B's Utes are never scared to whip the aggies.
Scheduling just doesn't work out sometimes.
@VAggieI agree. I think a lot of it has to do with the Brandon
Davies fiasco. I don't mind 98% of what happens in the Spectrum. I love
"Winning Team, Losing Team," "Stupid," and most of the other
clever and genuinely funny posters, chants, and good-humored ribbing of the
players. I don't even mind the "You you you you youuuuuu ____" (DN
censor) after opposing team fouls. And I realize that Section F, Row 1 always
was a little over the top, and that's whatever...you're going to get
that anywhere. That's all fine and dandy, but when the entire student
section (90% of whom are LDS) is chanting base vulgarities and sexual epithets
at one player who shares their faith, that's uncalled for, IMO. The game
that year was absolutely outta control. Then, when the school tried to take
steps (admittedly ill-advised, and overly draconian) to correct it, the students
tried the silent treatment and it was just a real buzz-kill for everyone that
year, and we haven't recovered since. Cont...
...Cont. I know I've only gone to five or six games total since that time,
and it's because it's just not the same as it used to be. It
doesn't help that we've struggled to win 20 games against crap teams.
Losing to U of Denver on your home court isn't exactly fun...
Like it or not USU has a great student section! I love it and wish we were more
into! Go UTES!
Stang08"Chris B's Utes are never scared to whip the aggies.
Scheduling just doesn't work out sometimes."LOL at the
spin. Call us the next time the Utes are brave enough to venture into the
Spectrum.The Runnin' Utes of the past no longer exist; the
rundown Utes are, at best, the 6th best team in the state behind BYU, USU, Weber
St, UVU and SUU, and barely ahead of Dixie St, Westminster and SLCC.
How hard is it to make a lot of noise in a glorified high school gym?
Give it up Chris B!!Way to go Aggies!
Stango, Utah's cowardly lion of an AD balked at playing USU again and
scheduled Cal State Northridge and Sacramento State instead because he thought
the rundown Utes could win those games.Utah lost both of those games
last season.And the Ags have won 3 out of the last 4 on the court
against the rundown Utes.
And here is my stocker also known as Aggie238. But for once we agree. The
aggie fan base steps way over the line every time. Nice to see you on my side
EdGrady,Speaking of high school gyms, BYU has plenty of experience
in that area. The funny thing is they haven't won at the Spectrum in 13
years. Losing in a high school gym must be really embarrassing for a such an
elite team like BYU.