I think we can all agree the overall atmosphere and game experience at the Schott has improved greatly the past few years, really since Thad and Gene Smith took over. That said, they were practically begging people to come to the Iowa game and they had to remind people they still play during the week (granted, the home schedule in conference was a little weird on the back end - no more saturday games, early sunday games, etc). I know those over 40 probably won't get THAT into it unless it's a big game, but is there more that can be done to create even a more home-court advantage?
Here are some ideas (thanks in part to an extremely slow work day). Let me know what you think:
1) During the starting lineups of the opposing teams, yell "SUCKS" after every player. E.g. "Starting at center for Indiana, a 6'11'' sophomore from .... Cody Zeller" (Students/fans) - "SUCKS!") Repeat 4 more times. I know they do this elsewhere and it's kind of cool/funny/however you want to look at it. It's a lot more creative than just "Booooooooo."
2) Or during the announcing of the opposing starting lineup (if the above idea isn't "creative" enough), just do the "I Believe That We Will Win" chant, perhaps best performed by the Utah State student section - I'm at work and can't link, so open another tab and Youtube it, it's like a minute long but pretty cool in my opinion.
Like I said, I'm going stir crazy so maybe I'm over-thinking. Maybe there's nothing to improve at the Schott. I have no affiliation with the student section or Nuthouse, but perhaps some current students could comment. What say you?