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The Midnight Toker

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Many majors do not have arenas larger than CU...

First off, CU must do better at having a great game day atmosphere. Get more students there and make it even tougher to win there. The non conference schedule kills them, but because it is tough to win in Boulder, most schools will not come. It's a Catch-22. CU doesn't get fans early and it takes a while to get student interest until the bigger PAC12 teams come in.

Many schools use the local town's facility and they don't have an on campus arena. 21 out of the top 50 basketball arenas by size are city facilities. Many of those are don't reach half capacity.

CU has larger capacity than many solid D1 programs including MIami, Duke, Clemson, Notre Dame, Va Tech, Baylor, TCU, Butler, Gonzaga, Villanova, Northwestern, Central Florida, VCU, Georgia, Auburn, Ole MIss and many others.

Point being, the CU arena is just fine. That's not what is holding CU back.

They need to recruit better. Somehow, many schools with not so great campuses or arenas recruit well. Why is that? Game day atmosphere? Tradition? Academics? Travel? A little bit of each of those is important.
Coaching connections with AAU and/or club teams? BIg reason here, along with the influence of the shoe companies. And of course, flat out cheating?

Why else would a very good player go to places with not much basketball tradition or atmosphere (USC, ASU, Miami, SMU, Pitt,to name a few)?

(In response to this post by ralphie2425)

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