Chris Courogen, Hoop Time Editor, published an interesting story yesterday entitled, " Hoop Time Notebook: Winless teams and empty gyms edition." For a complete reading, check out the link below.
http://news.hooptimeonline.com/post/214 … empty-gyms
Chris is quoted as saying, "Across the valley, the Leopards arch-nemesis, Lehigh, ranked third-to-last in attendance last season (1,285 per game) despite a championship season. Despite having the Patriot’s top player, C.J. McCollum, as a draw, the Mountain Hawks have drawn an average of just 834 to four games in Stabler this season (-35 percent)." All true, but as bad as that sounds, remember the 1,285 figure includes all home games last year – OOC and PL alike. If we were to compare our home attendance this year to that of last year and look only at the first four home games, we’d find – believe it or not – an increase in attendance from an average of 634 (last year) to 834 (this year), or a gain of 35%. So, while the numbers remain bleak, perhaps there’s hope yet.
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