DeKALB – For the first time I can remember, the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center was rocking during a Huskies game.
Sure, the cheers during the Huskies’ game Wednesday morning against Loyola were more high-pitched than usual, and the fans might not have always known exactly when to cheer, but the end result was undeniable – bussing in a bunch of schoolchildren to watch an NIU women’s basketball game created an atmosphere the program usually doesn’t see.
Attendance for the game was announced at 1,278. At the last home game, which started at 6 p.m. Nov. 29 against Bradley, the crowd was announced at 636. The men’s game that same night against was announced at 1,216.
That’s exactly why this should happen more than once a year, and not only for the women’s program.