Wesmon wrote:I've been away from Madison for several years now so I have a question about the Kohl Center.
If anyone here goes to the games maybe they can help. I want to know what happened to our home court advantage. Specifically, what happened to the loud crowds we used to see.
Just watching the games on TV, I see no heart in our home crowds anymore. No matter who we are playing or what the score, the crowd is so much quieter than they used to be.
I've heard talk on other Badger bball forums in the same vein, and it always seems to come from someone who watches the games on television. So, maybe the broadcast mics have better filters these days? I went to every home game except Prairie View A&M this season. When the game is tight, and the Badgers need a stop on defense late in the game, the Kohl Center gets as loud as it has ever been, in my opinion, of course.
If I had to pick something else, I would say the real change is that those moments have been rarer than in previous years, which may give an impression of a quiet crowd. Most games this season, a single stop wouldn't have changed the outcome very much.