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    Student Attendance - Newest Deterrent

    Some brilliant employee(s) at Tech decided to do away with student IDs as the pass for students entering the games.

    Now they students are required to go to LATechTix.com on their phone and log in with their student email. Every home game week they'll receive a text message to claim their ticket for the upcoming week's game. A barcode will be sent to their phone at a designated time and that is what they will show to enter the game. FWIW, they will also be able to PURCHASE guest tickets using this "platform".

    Can't make this stupid crap up. I guess they were having a problem with too many students attending?
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    Re: Student Attendance - Newest Deterrent

    Step 1 -- What can we do to provide a great gameday experience for all Tech fans?

    Step 2 -- Now how can we do the OPPOSITE of that?

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    Re: Student Attendance - Newest Deterrent

    Kinda complicated, not aweful. They need to make sure the students get a heads-up on that.

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    Re: Student Attendance - Newest Deterrent

    Where did you hear this? I've spoken with 2 students who have not received any email or notice so far about this. Could be they are waiting for school to start back before informing everyone.

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    Tommy and his minions are dumb as a bag of sweet potatoes!
    I'm an asshole! What's your excuse?

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    Re: Student Attendance - Newest Deterrent

    I have been to several campuses where students are required to pick up an actual paper ticket from the student center. When the team is good, students have no problem with that extra step. When they suck, students don’t make the effort on many cases.

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    Re: Student Attendance - Newest Deterrent

    Quote Originally Posted by Tech52 View Post
    Kinda complicated, not aweful.
    It's a stupid thing to do to a group of students who have been EXTREMELY supportive of all student fees for athletics and who our admin will be courting for more money very soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by bullman View Post
    Where did you hear this? I've spoken with 2 students who have not received any email or notice so far about this. Could be they are waiting for school to start back before informing everyone.
    I have a student at Tech who sent me the information. He is an avid fan who keeps up with such BS. Imagine how the students who have not even considered going to a game will react.

    Quote Originally Posted by techman05 View Post
    I have been to several campuses where students are required to pick up an actual paper ticket from the student center. When the team is good, students have no problem with that extra step. When they suck, students don’t make the effort on many cases.
    I'm guessing all the campuses you describe have a large student attendance in addition to the team being good. Our student attendance has been going down since we hired our current AD. Looking for ways to make it more difficult to attend game is idiotic.
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    Re: Student Attendance - Newest Deterrent

    At what point do we start to wonder whether he's a shill from our BR overlords to keep lil' ol' Tech in its proper place?

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    It won't work. First, we don't have the infrastructure to do it. Unless we can get cell operators to immediately come in with their Cell on Wheels (COWs) expanding the network, pulling up an email on your phone could be problematic during gameday. I've used my carriers data on gameday and it's sluggish when more people start arriving to the stadium.

    We don't have a cellular DAS or robust Wi-Fi system at the Joe to handle gameday wireless connections. Hell, we have problems with just scanning paper tickets at times. I've seen our ticket scan operators having trouble with their connected scanner devices communicating to the secure stadium network.

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    Re: Student Attendance - Newest Deterrent

    I think they should allow using either/or. I know plenty of students that tailgate and never enter because they dont have their ID. So they just party then leave.

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    Re: Student Attendance - Newest Deterrent

    Quote Originally Posted by qng001 View Post
    It won't work. First, we don't have the infrastructure to do it. Unless we can get cell operators to immediately come in with their Cell on Wheels (COWs) expanding the network, pulling up an email on your phone could be problematic during gameday. I've used my carriers data on gameday and it's sluggish when more people start arriving to the stadium.

    We don't have a cellular DAS or robust Wi-Fi system at the Joe to handle gameday wireless connections. Hell, we have problems with just scanning paper tickets at times. I've seen our ticket scan operators having trouble with their connected scanner devices communicating to the secure stadium network.
    Use of COWs should've been part of the Verizon sponsorship package . . . if it hadn't already been done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgpix View Post
    Use of COWs should've been part of the Verizon sponsorship package . . . if it hadn't already been done.
    If it did, then it's great for Verizon customers. As far as AT&T and others...hope the local cell site can handle the traffic.

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    Re: Student Attendance - Newest Deterrent

    Quote Originally Posted by Champ967 View Post
    At what point do we start to wonder whether he's a shill from our BR overlords to keep lil' ol' Tech in its proper place?
    I am to the point where I cannot even blame Tommy anymore.

    I think he's over his pay grade and attendance this year will prove it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyb019 View Post
    I think they should allow using either/or. I know plenty of students that tailgate and never enter because they dont have their ID. So they just party then leave.
    This is true, not every student carries it on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech52 View Post
    This is true, not every student carries it on them.
    So they carry their phone, but not an ID. That's fine, but the process of getting the bar code is screwed up. Just show your ID, even if it is on your phone, and they waive you through. Oh, can't do that. Might get too many students in the game and some may not be legit.
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