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Did not know that WKU was less than 2 hours from Nashville
This is actually not a bad idea, play a neutral site game then off to both home stadiums. That way there is a unbiased game in a large city stadium then home n home series.
Neutral site games are bad for fans in general. it’s just a money scheme. Even worse idea b/c Indiana biggest home croud last year was 44K with a capacity of 53K. People don’t really come to campus games and now your going to make them travel an hr and pay also pay for a single game ticket. UL fans aren’t going to be that excited to play Indiana…Mich St, Michigan, Pen State, Ohio st who yes..not Indiana a doormat of the b10
It’s not a money scheme, its good for business, if it was so bad for fans then why do they show up to the games? You also don’t know how these two teams will look in 8, 9 or 10 years. You complain about teams need more home n home series & these two teams made that happen & you’re are still complaining.
Indiana has sucked for decades, they will continue to be bottom dweller in the B10. Btw, it is stupid tp schedule a neutral game when you can’t even get your fans to fill a tiny 53K stadium.
Well the city of Indianapolis didn’t think it was stupid & is welcoming both teams with open arms.
I wonder why Purdue and Louisville didn’t strike the same deal.
Because the basketball game deal is what sealed the football game deal. Who wants to watch Purdue basketball?
Should make for a more interesting basketball matchup, but a pretty cool idea. I’d like to see more schools do multiple sports deals.
Indiana should be working on meeting the b10 requirements for OOC, They have to change games in 2019 and 2020 as their back to nack years of Western KY, Ball State and UConn does not meet the P5 requirement. Get on the ball Indiana AD and stop scheduling nonsense neutral games for a cellar team in the B10. You need to drop 1 of those series and schedule a P5.
wow alabama hates playing at home
The “neutral’ site games help them avoid playing an OOC road game: 8 conference games (4 road, 4 home) one P5 at a ‘neutral’ (but favorable) site, buy 3 home games against Go5 or FCS.
Alabama is going after that money!! I’m sure their fans would love to see a big match ups like these at home. Instead of FCS and group 5 games. Play a home and home with a power 5 team sometime. They could actually do both in the same year! Just a thought.
Actually, they need to provide some tickets to people other than just season ticket holders. If they could expand Bryant Denny to 150,000 they could sell that out now too. Problem is, Tuscaloosa can’t handle that level of traffic at all.
SEC should invite UL & Clemson into the conference.
Oh yes, and invite FSU and TCU for the SEC-West.
Alabama would schedule H&Hs but they get pretty much a home game by playing neutral site games without having to play at Louisville (or Va Tech, Michigan, Wisconsin, etc.)
Dallas & Orlando is not considered a home game as a neutral site.
Agree, Alabama is ruining the tradition of college football scheduling with these off campus sites, it’s a joke to call them neutral sites (LOL who’s the joker that started calling them neutral?) Tuscaloosa can handle traffic better than Michigan at little Ann Arbor. Lets face it Bama is run by just a creepy bunch of administrators.
In Orlando? HAHA
So if it’s a neutral site near Bama then thats cool. Look at the so called neutral site games in Dallas or Atlanta as reference.
I’m glad this crap doesn’t happen in the NFL. Can you imagine the NFC south teams refusing to play road games in the cold up north? Carolina Panthers called the commish, they refuse to play at Chicago in November. Thats what would happen if the most the SEC athletic directors were in the NFL.
Keep hiding down south with a neutral site game, 8 home games and a bowl game all near home. We see thru it. Spare me your once every 15 year example they may travel away for a true road game. Do it every other year, thanks.
HAHA all you want to.
Magic Nick is extremely smart & knows that states like Texas, Florida & Georgia has some of the best players to recruit from. This is not the NFL so please stop comparing, 8 home games has nothing to do with anything, a bowl game near home is irrelevant, how many bowls are up north? There is a reason for that so please stop hiding behind it. I think Michigan & their fans would rather much be down in Florida for a bowl then playing in Wisconsin in a bowl. Bama is not looking to recruit in states like Michigan or Ohio so what’s the point of playing a home/n/home there. There’s nothing wrong with neutral site games, btw, every great team is playing in them, not just the SEC.
Alabama is one of the only one’s that consistently do it… The fact that almost every team but the SEC teams plays 7 home games and 5 away games can’t be taken away. It is a harder schedule because you travel to a hostile environment. No one is taking away Alabama’s greatness.
That said, you must admit that they are using (and abusing) the system to make their path to the CFP as easy as possible. No?
No, Alabama is playing according to the guide lines of the NCAA, once again, not all conferences are the same, this is not the NFL where people luv to compare the two. If you want to blame Bama for (abusing the system) then make sure you add Baylor, Iowa & a couple others to that list. As for a hostile environment is irreverent, if the Buckeyes are 4 touchdowns better then Minnesota & they are playing at Minnesota then the crowd does not matter, the Buckeyes are going to win by 4 touchdowns regardless how hostile the crowd is.
I live in Tampa. Alabama is absolutely hated in central Florida. This is brilliant on bama’s part. because it exposes them locally to young talent.. be it, Orlando (florida), dallas (texas) and atlanta (georgia) etc. Look at the hometowns on their roster.
The Ville will play anybody, anywhere, anytime, at anyplace just give us a call, either call me or Tom Jurich. LoL.
Just kidding about the me or Tom Jurich, Mr, Jurich is our Athletic Director here at the Ville. And the greatest A.D. in the country at that.
Also it will be a great honor to play the great Crimson Tide, the University of Alabama. However we are just as excited of our University of Louisville as well. It should a great match up. May the best team win.