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Capital Classic women’s game drew more fans than expected

Assistant Sports Editor

Published: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Updated: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 00:12

Well I was going to start this column off by stating the Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic should return to a women’s-men’s doubleheader to bring more fans in for the women’s game.

That thought was squashed when the public address announcer said there were 2,606 fans at Tuesday night’s women’s game for the Capital Classic.

Those 2,606 fans definitely made a difference in the game.

Every time Marshall began to rally from behind, the fan bases for both teams rallied behind their respective teams.

Now, a majority of fans in attendance Tuesday night were West Virginia fans, but the atmosphere was significantly improved.

When the Capital Classic games were done as a doubleheader, fans began to pile into the Charleston Civic Center at the end of the women’s game so they could get seated for the men’s game.

Then they actually got invested into the game once they sat and watched for a while.

Several people I spoke with leading up to Tuesday’s game didn’t even know when the women’s game was supposed to be played.

That’s just sad.

This years WVU-Marshall women’s game didn’t need the assistance of the men’s game to put fans in the seats, but that could change as the years roll by.

Adam Rogers can be contacted at rogers112@marshall.edu.
 

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