The Barwis Effect

September 25th, 2011 at 1:27 AM ^

The Maize Rage student section and team benches are on the opposite side of the arena, replaced by wider club seats with an embroidered block ‘M’ on each chair.

Not sure I like the sound of this. Maize Rage always looked good on TV. Hopefully the cameras will be moved to the opposite side as well. Otherwise we're going to be subjected to looking at blue-hairs sitting on their hands for the duration of the game.


September 25th, 2011 at 10:21 AM ^

Am I the only one that thinks the scoreboard looks a little low?  It seems like a full-court heave would graze the bottom of that circle thingy.

Also, THJ doesn't disappoint with a patented reaction shot:


September 25th, 2011 at 10:53 AM ^

Almost the entire remake is an A+ job, but yeah, it still seems low. The bigger problem I have with the scoreboard (and the only new thing I really don't like at all) are the images of basketballs that top it and are in the corners. That is just cheesy and hopefully it doesn't last long.


September 25th, 2011 at 11:25 AM ^

I'm guessing those basketballs were just there yesterday for the Open House bit, after all quite a few kids were there and that's the kind of graphics arenas use for Open Houses. I bet on Gameday's we'll see like a block M up there or a mini scoreboard for different league scores


September 26th, 2011 at 11:38 PM ^

Can't believe there aren't more students - during Webber era seems like we went from lower up into the upper section almost to the top. 


That being said, I think there are big changes coming next year.  While waiting in line to buy season tix, I asked a guy how I got tix in the lower bowl.  He said next year there were going to be big changes and reseating.  Hopefully they put more students down low.