Fresno couldn’t get a 2 for 1?? Would of been nice to get 1 home game in deal.
What the hell has happened to Fresno scheduling? They have a big enough stadium, with decent fan support. Why can’t they get any big opponents to play in Fresno anymore? This feels like it should have been a 2-for-1 deal. USC wouldn’t have to travel far to Fresno, plus they get two home games. Crazy.
Fresno basically just cut the same deal for themselves that UC Davis could have made with USC.
Discouraging. The have not couldn’t even get a 4 for 1? 3 for none is awful.
a 2 for 1 would have been nice…..maybe Fresno is getting at least $1M ea for all 3 games.
That 2005 game is one of my all-time favorites
I’m guessing Fresno isn’t making much off home games anymore, so they need buy games to make money. They have one scheduled each of the next 8 seasons and they’ve all been scheduled recently.
Fresno makes more money riding the bus to Los Angeles than they can make at home, averaging 30,000 per game with over 11,000 empty seats. The Fresno glory days are behind with no sign that they will return. The new slogan should be, “Any check, any where-I’m losing my ass and need the money.”
But that game would be a guaranteed sellout if they brought USC to town, even if USC fans made up the remainder of the tickets. Plus you could charge more.
A shame they couldn’t get a home game out of that. Sad state for the FSU football team.
I’d love to see an NCAA rule limiting teams to 7 home games, (and only 6 home games if a neutral game is played). P5 home game scheduling is out of control.
Better not let the Wolverines or Fighting Irish hear you say that
No kidding. Notre Dame plays only three true road games this year. It’s absolutely absurd that the NCAA allows that.
How does Fresno not get a return home game with ASU?
Fresno State continues to add high profile money games to aid their underfunded athletic department. In the past , when Fresno State was consistently competitive and sold out most of their home games, they were attractive enough to make a series like this a home & home agreement. Those days, at least for the next several years are gone. In the next several years, Fresno has one and done away games with Washington, Alabama, UCLA and now Oregon.
Anytime, Anyone, Anywhere – most of the time that meant playing away for Fresno in the 2000’s. Fresno never had a 1 for 1 home & home agreement with Oregon or any similar caliber school Dave, at the very best it would have been 2 for 1. Fresno has to take these games and hopefully the dogs will be competitive again to actually have a chance when they meet.