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Jam the Cam: Attendance Lower Than Expected

By: John Mulvaney Email
By: John Mulvaney Email

While Mountaineer fans hope for a championship, Marshall fans hope to break a record of their own. On Saturday, was Jam the Cam night. Fans filed into the Cam Henderson center for women's basketball. There is usually the potential for a new attendance record, and while this year's Jam the Cam didn't come anywhere close to doing that, there was still plenty of action on and off the court.

It sounded like Jam the Cam, but it looked like any other home game.

The game has averaged nearly 4,500 fans over the last five years. That’s a figure the Henderson Center was well short of on Saturday afternoon.

More than 4,000 fans attended Wednesday's showdown with Maryland, but the 1,200 Herd faithful that showed up for Jam the Cam still loved what they saw.

One group is always out in force at every home game, and notoriously hard on opposing teams.

The Marshall Maniacs and the rest of the fans cheering on the team for the conference opener got their money's worth, as Marshall picked up their 6th win of the season.

This was the 6th Jam the Cam. The event has brought in around 25,000 fans since it began in 2001.


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