#SFatPauley: Joshua Smith Wants Student Sideline Seats, Campus Unity, BN Extends Facebook Ad Campaign

Joshua Smith "agrees" that UCLA students "should vote NO" on proposal to banish them behind the basket (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

UCLA students are capable of doing amazing things.  The latest example is here.

Now our students are working to make history on campus. UCLA students are partaking in a historic vote pertaining to our storied athletics program this week. This is the first time students are voting on a major athletics issue in about 40 years. The last time they took such a vote, they unfortunately voted down the idea of on campus stadium.

This time we want the students to say NO. We want them to say NO to UCLA athletics effort to take away 40+ year tradition of court-side seating for students. We started off on a great note yesterday with news of two Bruin legends coming out in support of our quest to save sideline seating. We then got another boost with the vocal online support of Anthony Stover. We upped our effort by launching a 24 hour ad campaign on Facebook. We have more good news to pass on today.

It appears that Bruin superstar freshman center Joshua Smith is supporting efforts to save sideline seating. It also appears that two major campus student groups listed in the USAC elections are uniting and coming out against UCLA Athletics' effort to take away our students sidelines seats.

We are going to return the favor by extending our ad buy on Facebook for at least another 24 hours. That's right. Our ads from yesterday generated thousands of views and we want to keep this going. Our ads are now going to run through tomorrow.

Let's keep the momentum on our side. The number of petition signers is approaching 1000. The number of Facebook event attendees with pledge to vote (NO) is well over 850. Can we get both those markers over 1,000 today?

Hopefully our students can make history on Thursday night. Let's egg them on.

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