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I call no way on this one ... http://m.cbssports.com/s/36896/24?arenaAbbr=all&arenaName=Home&articleId=21620853&teamId=&leagueId=56&newsType=arena&platform=webapp
You beat me to it, you bat rastard! Here's an excerpt from ESPN's story:
"Nine (conference games) is challenging because of the statistical advantage for the home team over time," Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke said. "If you have some teams with five home games and others with only four, do you really have a true champion? To some people, that is a stumbling block."
But a 10-game schedule would bring its own share of obstacles. Such a plan leaves only two nonconference games and could make schools less inclined to play home-and-home intersectional matchups versus big-name opponents. For example, Ohio State has already scheduled several high-profile series for the future, including home-and-home deals with Oregon, Texas and TCU. But with a 10-game conference schedule, the Buckeyes would have only six home games in years when it traveled to play opponents like the Ducks, Longhorns or Horned Frogs--assuming it decided to keep those series.
"Most of us need seven home games in order to make our local budgets," (Gene) Smith said. "Is there a way to overcome that? I don't know. We'll have to look at that. The conference is aware that it's an issue."
Big Ten athletic directors will meet several times over the next few months to hammer out some key decisions for the 2014 season and beyond. The most
This post was edited by iowabuckeyes 15 months ago
It always makes me laugh when.gene and others claim.they need at least 7 home.games out of 12. well how.is.that fair.then !!!
...and these fu_king "brilliant" morons want to add more teams.....
I'm telling you....Jim Delany does not care on any level how any of his individual institutions do in terms of athletic performance.....
He doesn't care that fewer home games mean less revenue to the school. He doesn't care that less home games ultimately puts a small dent in the local economy.
Question? How much of the revenue generated from BTN is given back to the universities?
Forget fair. It's about putting butts in seats, which translates into dollars and cents. Miami (Ohio) probably made more off their share of the gate for being a sacrificial lamb than they would have hosting a sellout in their 25,000 seat stadium in Oxford.
105,000 x $70/ticket = $7,350,000 gross per game, and that's not counting concessions, programs, parking, and licensing royalties through merchandise sales at local retail stores. Plus millions more for hotel rooms and meals to help goose the local economy.
Seven home games is $51.45 million in ticket sales, while six is only $44.1 million, which is -14%, which is why the Athletic Council is recommending a 13% price increase with an additional up-charge for premium packages. In other words, fans may soon find themselves paying more for less. If you want to talk about fair, how is THAT fair?
Not fair at all....and downright legalized crime if you want to know the truth!!
I would love for once to see the american people rise up and just not go to the games or watch them on t.v. and show these rich, old a$$ bags what they can do with themselves!!
But we know that will never happen.....
being a miami grad that is 100% fact. student tickets for all sporting events at miami are free so they make nothing off students in terms of athletics
One day every game will be a conference game as we are headed towards conference pangea....
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