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The Moby Magic blanket should be big enough to cover all

Moby Arena’s resume includes 8,745 seats that have played host for concerts like The Fray and Steve Miller Band on top of the basketball and volleyball we get every year.

Throughout the course of the school year, thousands of tickets will be sold for Moby’s events.

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A portion of those sales come from the CSU women’s basketball team. However, women’s basketball sells just a fraction of Moby tickets— a fraction that needs to be larger than the number we now see.

We all know that women’s basketball doesn’t get the time of day it deserves and I will be the first to admit that I am guilty of contributing to this.

I never took the time to think about why this was and couldn’t come up with a valid reason. After all, sports consume a huge part of my life and there’s no way I could hate it. So maybe it’s time to ponder getting more involved with women’s basketball.

As the CSU women’s basketball season is upon us, we better ponder fast.

Thursday night will be the first time the women’s basketball team will hit the court this season and junior forward Sam Martin is already appreciative of anyone who will be in attendance.

“If we have a lot of fans it makes a huge difference for us when we’re playing. Getting to play in that atmosphere means alot to any athlete — especially us,” Martin said.

Martin and her whole team are working to spread the word in effort to get more supporters at their games, a bandwagon I have already hopped on and would love some others to accompany my membership.

If you’re going to offer your support to someone, at least support the ones who appreciate it.

The men’s basketball team might be numb to home crowds because they are used to seeing a number of people at their games significantly larger than the amount of people that show up for their female counterparts.

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The ladies pay their dues just like the guys and yet they still struggle to see a payout from the public.

“Any sporting event you get the chance to go to is worth being a part of. It’s fun to go to the games and enjoy it. I think we’ve got a good team this year and honestly, anyone would enjoy coming to watch us play,” Martin said.

The CSU women’s basketball team hasn’t seen a record-breaking crowd in 13 years. It happened one Saturday afternoon in 1999 when most of us were preoccupied watching cartoons on Nickelodeon.

So it seems as though the might be a little past due, and it is our responsibility as a CSU community to help renew that for them.

Quentin Sickafoose is a junior journalism major. His columns appear Mondays in the sports section of The Collegian. He can be reached at sports@collegian.com.

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