Bumped. - BN Eds.
Vegetius did not mince words. We've won the battle, but we could still lose the war. The success of the students speaking out when finally educated about the misinformation put out by the Morgan Center was overwhelming. Students are firmly in favor of side seats for the students, as they should be. Now we need to ensure that those sideline seats are the ones that were promised: the original, L-shaped student section where students were located along the sideline from baseline to baseline and wrapped behind a single basket. This is certainly not asking much, and most definitely not unfair, as the Morgan Center agreed to the situation in the first place. Knowing their desire for all things money-centric, we are DEFINITELY not asking much.
In all likelihood, the students will be restored to their rightful place. However, there are the following scenarios where this may not be the case.
1) The Morgan Center takes the student survey, and decides that Students shall be split into 3 sections. One along the sideline, one in the bowl section, and one up above. This is unacceptable. This seating arrangement leaves no cohesiveness, and certainly cuts down on any noise that could potentially be created. While cohesiveness is a silly thing around which to base the ENTIRE section, it is important where you can get it. Thus, the cohesive, wraparound L section could provide both premiere seats, actionable noise, and student cohesiveness.
2) The Morgan Center decides to leave the students as they were prior to the new Pauley L shape, eg along one sideline, baseline to baseline. This is unacceptable. Offering something, changing it, then being forced to return to the original offering only to withhold seats is highway robbery at its finest. This is akin to stealing, being caught, then giving back a fraction of what you stole. Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice? You're not going to fool us again. The L plan is superior in all possible ways to this plan.
3) The MC ignores the student survey and places all students behind the basket. This is UNacceptable! The students, alumni, players, and former greats have spoken. Anger them at your own peril, Dan.
These are the scenarios, the final of which is the students are rightfully granted their place in the L. Hell, we could call it the "Bear Claw" , as it's curved to eviscerate our enemies. Cheesy? F--- Yes. Awesome? That's sort of up for debate, but a sober (and otherwise) me would think so. Call it the Cub Corner if you want to I don't F------ care. Just give us our L! Students will show up, be loud, proud, and angry. Students First at Pauley!!