I gotta at least give some credit to a student body THIS excited over an NIT win.
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I gotta at least give some credit to a student body THIS excited over an NIT win.
Or feel pitty for them
Or appreciate their collective exuberant sarcasm
I pity "pitty"
It's pity, you fool...
NIT Champs of 2006! Go Blue.
I went to every home NIT game the year we won it. If we rushed the court after a win then I suppressed the memory of it. Getting excited over a nail biter in the NIT is cool (i.e. the overtime ND win), rushing the court in an NIT game you are favored in....it just takes away from the whole point of rushing the court IMO. It's supposed to be for a big win. This does not qualify.
I guess the rushing the floor has finally jumped the shark now with an NIT win over a Belmont team!
Cannot knock them for generating fun. Go Tigers
I mean I'm all for being excited and having fun but you think that the Clemson faithful could have found something better to be excited about.
As rushing the court sarcastically?
In 1979, Wisconsin played at Sparty in football. After a game won by MSU 56-3, Wisconsin students rushed the field and tore down the goal posts, chanting "We scored first!"
and sat in a section surrounded by Wisconsin students. I have to admit it was one of the funnest games (football aside) I have ever been to thanks to the Badger students. Not just because they were launching water balloons onto the field either (I don't recall anyone getting kicked out but couldn't swear by it.)
I should probably mention I grew up in Lansing and was in junior high at the time. Kirk Gibson was on that Sparty team, fwiw. They were nailed for NCAA violations following that season...
I say rush the court after every win. Carpe Diem or whatever.
Yes. And nothing's better than a guy celebrating a dunk with a yowl even while his team is down 30. Just looks awesome. /s
The last two spots will be determined tonight on ESPN2.
Visiting Louisiana Tech is leading Florida State 53-48 w/ 12 min left, 2nd half.
Cal visits SMU at 9PM EST
For the CBI Champion, instead of "One Shining Moment" there is a farting track played in the background of the highlights.
BTW, PSU lost their CBI Quarterfinal to Siena.
Can get people to do strange things.
rushing the floor should b done once every top 5 win or conference championship. Rushing the court for a trip to the final four in the NIT what a joke! This is why they'll never be duke or unc
AFAIC, the reason that Clemson will "never be Duke or UNC" is because Clemson boosters spend all of their money on football players.
I don't believe that anymore. A school can b good at both bball and football I don't see how either program affects the other as long they have relatively equal funding. OSU has been a powerhouse football and bball program for 10+ years. MSU has done it for 3 years. Florida, Cincinnati, Wisconsin, oregon all have been able to have stability in both football and bball and win at the highest level. The whole bball or football school idea is crap
I usually say let the kids have fun, but Jesus man show some self-respect.
Belmont alumni here. I was watching the game live. First, we had that game, let it slip away. Second, our Soph guard was lining up to shake hands after and the camera got a great shot of him sarcastically smiling while watching the students rush the floor, "WTF??"
I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I appreciate their level of excitement, but come on, it's Belmont in the quarters of the NIT. If it were flipped, I don't think the Belmont students would have rushed the floor.
Belmont's probably been to more tourneys than Clemson--at least as of late.
I have to think now that if a fanbase is going to storm the court after a win in the quarterfinals of the NIT, then there may very well be a push to consider stopping the practice on principle alone at this point. This might open the door to a team's fans storming the court after a "moral victory" now. Clearly, the practice is being abused.
Not quite the same, but back in high school soccer, we did have some team celebrate and take team pictures on our field after they tied us.
i see no problem with it.
Full Disclosure: I "storm the court" in my living room whenever I get the answer to final jeopardy correct.
I do too, but that's never happened.
I would like to get "Hatin' Ass Spurrier"'s opinion on this one.
I guess they all forgot about Virginia for a moment and celebrated being the only ACC basketball team left in a March tourney, lmao.
Almost the same title as this reddit thread haha
And who cares? Let the kids have fun
Not the first time something on reddit has been reported here
That's rather frightening how close that is.
I've never visited reddit before other than when they were tormenting the nutjobs from Amy's Baking Company.
Who cares? Glad they're enjoying themselves.
The South Carolina fans are making fun of Clemson for it. There a lots of fun twitter battles out there that read something like:
"So sad...have some self respect. I guess you guys have to get excited about something that you're at least decent at."
"why weren't you watching carolina pl....oh that's right, their season is over."
"sounds familiar after not 1 but 2, 3, 4, 5 in a row, doesn't it?"
"You mean watching us play in BCS games?"
It's pretty funny down here.
I would much rather beat Clemson every year like SC has been than go to a BCS game.
It's amazing how badly pissed off people get when students rush the court or field. Why the fuck do you care so much, OP?
...it was the NIT championship game against anybody....but it is the quarterfinals of the NIT against Belmont. Oh how I long for the days of rushing the court/field when you beat #1 ranked Duke or Ohio State for a birth in the Rose Bowl with the National Championship on the line. The good ol days!
The funny thing is that there is more anger in your post than there was in anything I posted in this thread.
I like the rushing the court/field thing--when it calls for it.
Beating #1 when you aren't ranked or "shouldn't have won"? Perfect. Beating a rival in football after years of struggling? Okay.
A win over a mid-major in an NIT Quarterfinal game? Not so much.
I'm laughing/shaking my head at clemson.
I don't have a problem with this considering that, as this article points out, Clemson has far exceeded expectations this season, having been picked to finish 14th out of 15 in the ACC and then going on to win 10 conference games. Why not celebrate an unexpectedly good season at the end of the final home game?
Consider also that Clemson has a sorry history in basketball, having won just one conference title (1990) and having never reached the NCAA tourney Final Four. They did make it to the Elite Eight once, but that was way back in 1980. They haven't made the Sweet Sixteen since 1997.
mutter "but we're just Belmont" and laugh. Enough said.
I dunno. I think if I was Belmont I'd feel pretty fucking badass if somebody's fan base rushed the floor after beating me.
"That's right motherfucker - you got us THIS time but that aint happening again. This is BELMONT!"
Everyone of the Belmont players will have a great story to tell their kids........
That sounds unlikely
I've got no problem with it. Rush the court/field whenever you want, win or lose, as far as I'm concerned. I wish I would have rushed more courts in my day, even if it was all by myself.
Clemson students rushed the English department when a professor did some research and came to the conclusion that she'd discovered the true identity of Harriet beecher stowe's uncle tom.
they'll rush anywhere over anything... I know. I'm a student there...
We're Belmont, man.
You'll always favor one sport over the other. Ohio is a football school, Florida is a football school, we're a football school, MSU is a basketball school.
"we're a football school, MSU is a basketball school"
Not so much anymore my friend. On both counts.
"Not so much any more" wow bite your tongue, thats pretty bad especially coming from you.
1-seed SMU's students rushed the court tonight, also.
The rushing "rules" need to stop. Who cares? Kids having fun.
They have every right to rush the court, and I have every right to make fun of them for it when they look like dipshits for doing so Goes both ways.
not ever won in Chapel Hill?
I think maybe they rushed the court because its their last home game of the season. Isn't Clemson's next game the semis which is played at MSG? (or used to be MSG)
Yeah, any following games are at MSG.
Don't the Clemson students rush the field literally every time their football team wins, regardless of the opponent and score? I think it's just something they do. Not to say that it isn't a little lame..,
won the NIT, Christ you would have to be what? 12 not to. My reaction was from the Fab 5 to this (NIT CHAMPIONSHIP) omg I don't know if I should laugh or cry NIT give me a break. Now having said that I could understand a fan base getting somewhat excited over winning the er, what, oh that was the quarter finals? wow that is as lame as the dance they did in the film below. Sorry Clemson thats a FAIL!!!
Another individual derrogating another school's fanbase. When these posts are made by someone who was not actually at the game, who was not party to the atmosphere, hell, who is not a Clemson student, are just self-serving. They say more about the OP than Clemson's basketball fanbase. I hope this post made you feel superior. Now, its another question as to why you need to create a post like this to feel superior. Save that for your therapist.
Get off your high horse.
They beat BELMONT in the quarter finals of the NIT. They can do whatever the fuck they want to of course, but to most outsiders it seems strange and silly. Because it is.
The OP isn't even old enough to take part in a college student section yet.
They're having fun in college and supporting their team. Good for them.
I didn't even know this game was played until this very second.
Did they cut down the net too?
This happened 2 days ago and its now on our board. Anyways I have a buddy that went to Clemson and I asked him about that right after the game and he saids a common thing in football basketball. They do it after losses as well. Now I don't know how to true that is but he is a season ticket holder for Clemson football.
I have no problem with students rushing courts or fields for celebrations. Let the kids have fun, as long as they don't injure anyone.
The only exception I make is laughing at Notre Dame students for rushing the field after getting a last second field goal to beat Navy in 2003. Navy sucked and the Irish had beaten them 40 straight years. They looked stupid for doing that.
Exceptions can always be made in their case because... fuck Notre Dame.
Best part was the scene of the Belmont player mouthing "We're Belmont, man" while watching it all happen.