FAIRMONT — o o o o o o
If the goal all week was to “Jam the Joe,” then mission accomplished.
Fairmont State had more than 1,000 fans attend the women’s opening with Charleston on Thursday and had a season best 3,047 pack the Joe Retton Arena for the men’s contest.
Naturally, most fans in attendance wore white, as the first 1,500 through the door received free T-shirts.
And on the night where some fans made large cardboard cutouts of Falcon plays like Brendan Cooper and Isaac Thornton and others rushed the court after the men’s edged UC, the loud cheers during the halftime biddy ball game stuck out to me.
It was obvious a crowd that got a kick out of the kids showing their developing skills, but also won so amped up about what had transpired during the first half, they couldn’t help but cheer some more.
That’s the sign of a great crowd, a special crowd, and here’s hoping there is more of the same to come.
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