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  1. It is impossible to market a Conference Championship game when you don't know where it will be until a week before the event. It also puts a large burden on the host to quickly sell tickets in less than a week. Having a neutral site would allow the conference to market, as well as sell tickets year-round. I think Phoenix would be perfect for the MWC title game. It is as centrally located as it can get for most programs. Chase Field looks better than most baseball stadiums in with a football field laid on it. It can hold 35,000-40,000 fans for football, and the roof can be closed to provide protection from the elements if needed. I would say add Grand Canyon(not required in my proposal) to the MWC for Olympic Sports and have them be the conference host for the game(i.e. providing hospitality, and gathering volunteers for random MWC festivities in Phoenix throughout the year) For that, they would get a 5,000 ticket allotment to sell/distribute throughout the year. Each MWC football team will get 1,000 tickets to sell/give away throughout the year. Add about 4,000 per division champion and the conference office would only be on the hook for selling 10,000-15,000 throughout the year. Those numbers could even be lower depending on how the MWC would distribute tickets to its sponsors, volunteers, etc. I think about half of the teams of the conference can handle getting 4,000 fans to the CCG. The 4,000 ticket per division champ would be a maximum initial allotment and would be given to them the week after they clinch to ensure maximum sales. Maximum initial allotment means most of those tickets must be sold prior to requesting more. It would also mean that teams can request fewer tickets to match their expected travel parties.
  2. They happen to rotate between that and cockfighting depending on location of the game.
  3. Who will manage the gofundme account now?
  4. yeah, but travel is cheap(1 flight on a 2 game road trip) to Big West locales compared to MWC destinations(usually 2 flights on a two game road trip) UH is actually spending as much on oly sports travel as they were in the WAC without travel subs. The big problem is both of the TV deals. The better UH gets on the field the lower they get paid for their TV rights. The MWC controls UH's inventory, but does not pay them. That means ESPN and CBSSN can pick as many UH games as they choose. This past year, UH lost $200k from their PPV deal because UH couldn't provide enough football content as part of their agreement with Spectrum. I would be fine if the MWC gave Tier1,2, and 3 rights back to UH at least until the new MWC media deal is reached. UH earned about $600k from the WAC on top of the PPV deal, and paid no travel subs for football. Now UH gets $0 from the MWC deal and pays $650k annually in travel subsidies. This is about a $1.2 million change.
  5. They do have the poker chips. However, they don't know it. It's like the chips are inside the lining of their jacket because of a hole in the pocket.(It happens. I found $60 in my jacket once.) When they find them, watch out! They are practically already independent. They already have most of the key features that the successful independents have had. They have their own TV deal.(I have a feeling that UH PPV games would again be streamed via ESPN3, like they were before they joined the MWC.) They have some sort of an exemption.(BYU has mission exemption. Service academies have an extra coach and lax recruiting rules, UH has an extra game and/or week 0 exemption.) They pay every team's travel to come to Hawaii. They have their own bowl tie-in. (BYU gets agreements years in advance. ND has access to most of the ACC tie-ins. The service academies can have the military-themed bowls.) The only real difference from independence other than competing for conference championships is that UH has to pay for their own travel on road games. As an independent, travel would be covered by the host school. If done correctly, UH would make a lot more money as an independent, and could realistically have 8-9 home games each year.
  6. Are you sure the puzzle piece isnt blue? Coaches recently have been wearing a blue puzzle piece to raise autism awareness.
  7. Since the NCAA took over in 2005, the NIT is usually only filled with P5 underperformers and mid-major regular season champions who didnt win their conference tournament. For most mid-majors it is impossible to make it to NIT as an at-large as shitty P5 schools seem to have better RPIs just because of their conference association. In most of those mid-major conferences, the #2 team(usually with 20+ wins) is playing in the CIT even though they can beat half of the NIT field handily. The CIT(a mid-major only tournament) was actually created because of the NCAA's bias towards shitty P5 teams. If the NCAA expanded the NIT to 64 and gave each conference an autobid, the CIT would likely shut down.
  8. The women's NIT has a field of 64, but it isn't run by the NCAA. If the NCAA were to go to a 64 team men's NIT, I'd like the women's set up. 32 conferences each get a rep + 32 at-large berths. Regular season champs are automatically the conference rep if they don't make the tourney, but the conferences pick their reps otherwise. Also, teams submit bids to host tourney games.
  9. UMass is independent because the MAC wont take football only schools.
  10. Former UH AD Ben Jay is currently in the Bay Area as an AD for DII Academy of Art in San Francisco. Maybe the Spartans can hire him.
  11. Here are Nevada's options: Option A: Fire Polian and buy out remainder of his contract Option B: Buy blue paint for the cannon. They can only afford to do one.
  12. No, but I think UH's band is also filling in for the Cal Band. Cal is supposedly too broke to send theirs.
  13. Only UMASS is in the same rank range as UH. At worst, UH would be 3rd overall G5 (2nd public)behind Rice and the Minutemen.