McNamara Troubled By Friar Faithful Turnout Against Mercer

dave@friarblog —  November 18th, 2009 2:33 PM
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Yes, I am aware that PC’s big “Junior Ring Weekend” finished up on Saturday night, and having participated in the festivities myself I know how those Sunday’s generally turned out on campus.  I was not at the game (distance reason’s baby!), so I can’t specifically comment on the crowd other than what others said.

Here is what Kevin McNamara of the Projo had to say in his column yesterday.

This is an off-the-court issue but a troubling one nonetheless. It must have been a heck of a night Saturday up on Pembroke, Oakland and Eaton Streets. Whatever ensued near the PC campus, it prevented the so-called “Friar Faithful” student section from getting out of bed for Sunday afternoon’s game. PC says it sold over 1,000 student tickets but less than 100 showed for the best game of the weekend.

It’s definitely unfortunate, but I’m guessing it’s an anomaly.

Thankfully, we really don’t have to worry this kind of situation too much since the only remaning home day game is on a Saturday at noon (February 6th) versus Marquette.  Either way, I’m confident the students will come back to their Fanatic ways (ESPECIALLY versus BC next Saturday night) — it seems like they do a good job organizing everything, and Keno also helps everyone get involved.

I’ll let our resident student Fanatics from our boys over at the blog The Truth About PC Basketball chime in with any thoughts.

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