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    Olson not pleased with student turnout

    UA head coach Lute Olson expressed his concern over an 85 percent empty student section in the team’s first two exhibition games on Wednesday and Nov. 4.

    “”We’ve worked too hard to get that area,”” Olson said by phone Sunday night. “”I know there have been midterms and all of that-it’s been disappointing though during the exhibition season that other than floor level, it seems like we haven’t been really getting the students there.””

    The new system, which allows students to purchase tickets for individual games at a cost of $10 was put into effect this year with poor results against both Team Georgia and Victoria, as less than 400 students turned out in a section that seats slightly under 2600.

    “”We really worked hard for a lot of years down in that one section, and we really need to have their support,”” Olson said.

    Olson said he did not want to see those seats be sold to the general public as a result of poor attendance.

    “”What’s going to end up happening is students are going to end up losing some of those (seats) -because they could sell a lot of those to the general public and that’s what I’m concerned about, is that we don’t lose those students.””

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