I think there was a pretty good effort to get a little more from the Stafford student section last season. It's difficult in that the Cardinals might as well be starting from scratch where student interest is concerned. It's not like the team has fallen on rough times and the students have left with the wins; there hasn't been a consistent student presence at any time, good or bad, for 20+ years. Further, the college had no real reason to generate a buzz until recently. Community support kept the arena jumping through the early 2000s, when crowds began to wane, age, and fall into a general cynical complacency (symptoms also found in the Plattsburgh area in general). Hopefully the kids can build on what they've done this year; the Oswego game provides as good a chance as any to start.