you do understand that the article also says that Lincoln, NE wouldn't be able to host either. As stated before, its about hotels, restaurants, and stuff to DO, other than a football game.
shouldnt matter. money is getting in the way. and if you earn homefield advantage you dont split tickets, the other team gets the exact same amount of visitor tickets as any other game, thats just the way it is.
the solution is easy. the problem as with everything are the idiots making the decisions. they get in the way of themselves. the answers are always easy. If Iowa State deserved the home game, then guess what. For that playoff game there would only be 55000 tickets sold, and they would live off the TV money.
stuff to do? people live in nebraska every day and seem to be living just fine. its not a vacation spot, it would be a home football game for nebraska... there fans dont need something special to do. the visiting team should only have 5-10k fans there anyway. shouldnt be split tickets, if nebraska earns homefield they get home field.
Iowa City, Manhatten, Madison, Champaign, Columbia, Lawrence, Stillwater, and Norman also are not large enough for these events. These events draw hundreds of thousands of fans. Many don't go to the game. These belong in large metro areas. I see nothing wrong with the current proposal asking for neutral sites.
College football is too vast for a playoff, so they just have people vote on the winner. Injuries and traveling just makes everything messy.
Btw, if ok state beats Iowa state they are in the title game. I am tired of people complaining they got screwed. They did not.
College sports is about MONEY?!?!?!? :shocked:
If you're just figuring this out....you haven't been paying attention for at least a decade.
The next step after that is to end recruiting as we know it and to install an NFL style draft. The recruits will no longer get to choose which school they go to as they will be forced to play for the school that drafts them. FCS schools will be assigned as farm clubs for the D-1 schools. This will allow teams to call up players to the big leagues mid season as well as send players back to the minors that aren't performing. They can also install a "futures" draft where at the end of Jr. High kids can be drafted and they can either go pro
I mean go to college right away and play or they can go to high school instead. I can't wait.
playoff games should be located at the higher seeds home, like in the NFL.
I'd never be able to afford two high profile neutral site games in a matter of 2-3 weeks.
Other than this year's BCS National Championship game, were any BCS game attendances over 60,000?
In regards to NCAAs, I watched a whole lot of round of 64 and 32 with empty stadiums.
The original poster has a point.