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Now that Joe Pa has passed, the administration has changed (at both programs)and we are now in the B1G, I take it that we don't have to play at M&T for our home games like PSU had proposed? I hope we can shelve that ridiculous idea now. Our contract with the B1G should put that idea to rest unless we are still starving for cash.
Home games are going to be packed with PSU fans.
Just shoot me now
It could certainly happen. Indiana gave away their home game in 2010 against PSU and the Big 10 allowed the game to be played at Danny's World. Attendance at that game was 78,790 and the majority in attendance were PSU fans. Nearly 80k for a game against lowly Indiana during a season where they only won 7 games.
the same will be true when MD plays Michigan, Ohio State, Nebraska, Wisconsin, etc. These teams travel much, much better than any of the ACC programs.
I can't imagine any reason we would sell off our conference home games. The M&T Bank games the next two years were out of financial desperation, now we don't have those problems anymore. The WVU game next year is locked in I guess, but no reason to be selling off league games to make a few bucks. Indiana playing Penn State at FedEx Field was basically a concession that their football program isn't even trying, our stated goals are to upgrade the football program so that we can compete with these schools.
I'm sure they'll travel to College Park better than we do too.
They'll be paying to be there. Once the team is good again, then we can begin to combat this.
this was the Washington Wizards/Bullets strategy!
all joking aside, I think some of our casual fans better realize that they won't be able to wake up, take their kid to the soccer game and decide last minute to run over to Byrd and grab a ticket in the parking lot for $3 and half a blimpie sub he picked up on the way. the Mich, PSU, Neb, OSU fans will make the novelty of seeing their teams a more expensive proposition.
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