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Future Football Schedules (Updated 8/22/2019)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by TGfan06, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    Dispatch:

     
  2. ktffan

    ktffan Newbie

    Possibly it was more like, "We'll sucker them into coming into our stadium and drop them for the return trip".
     
  3. TSKCoug

    TSKCoug Ambassador from the Cougar Nation in Gatorland

    I'm still disappointed but it makes sense

    Why travel a long distance for a likely win but a small payout, when you could stay home thump some team and make a killing? It does make me wonder how Oregon convinced Michigan and Oklahoma to actually travel to Eugene for a game. After all Autzen Stadium only seats 50 or 52,000 and there is no pro-football stadium in the state of Oregon that you could move it to for a larger venue. Phil Knight must have considerably sweetened the pot.
     
  4. Autzen actually seats 56 k and their record crowd came last year against USC when they had 58,000+. Still on the small side but much bigger than Wazzu's.
     
  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I agree. No way that game makes sense for the big schools unless they made the buyout too painful when the deal was reached originally or there was indeed a pot sweetner.

    Also I'm not sure how many sports OU's football team has to carry for them or what their AD's financial situation is.

    OSU's in a spot where they must maximize the $$ on every single game played to support the non revenue teams and pay down some massive debt.
     
  6. nwbuckeye

    nwbuckeye Newbie

    would game even of been in pullman?

    when I first saw the game scheduled for WSU, I was really excited that our Bucks might be playing two games out here in the near future with the upcoming game against UW also being listed. I dont know about you TSKCoug, but I almost automatically assumed the WSU game would probably be played in Seattle due to their propensity of late to play one game over there each year. Even though as far as I know OSU has never lost to WSU (having played all the games at the SHOE) I think the Cougs could actually have a fair chance to put a scare into our team if they had to play in Pullman on a cold cold night as the game would most certainly be played in the evening for TV' sake. Oh well, guess I had better start looking for tickets for the UW game
     
  7. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

  8. Oregon has the best booster in college sports in Phil Knight so they're fine financially.
     
  9. TSKCoug

    TSKCoug Ambassador from the Cougar Nation in Gatorland

    nwbuckeye,

    I think that Jaxbuck has likely hit on the answer. No amount of gate incentive would have kept tOSU to the contracted game with WSU. If the Buckeye athletic department is carrying a huge debt service that would be powerfull incentive to kill the game in favor of another home game. The huge home gate revenue is what killed the proposed home and home deal with Auburn last year. In that case, as in this one, "home" on this end would likely have been Qwest Field. If the Buckeyes had just objected to Martin Stadium in Pullman as a venue, Qwest Field is a more than feasible alternative. In in fact I think that with the NFC Championship Game the Seahawks pushed attendance to somewhere near 70,000 (with SRO tickets). I have heard rumors that Paul Allen, in past years, already has been cutting WSU a good deal on rent of the facility for that one day a year. He may have been pursuadable to greatly sweeten the pot for tOSU, had the Bucks wanted to keep the date. After all he is the 6th or 7th richest man in the USA. A WSU/tOSU match up would have undoubtedly been a bigger draw than whoever the Mutts would be playing at Montlake (if they had a game the same day).
    Perhaps WSU needs to propose a 2 for 1 deal to tOSU, with a larger penalty clause for withdrawal from the Seattle game but sweeteners if they hold to the deal.
     
  10. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    no cuse games :(
     
  11. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    OU is Oklahoma not Oregon. I think everyone knows who Knight is and what he means to oregon.
     
  12. Sorry, I misread it.
     
  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Dispatch

    4/7/06

     
  14. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    You can remove the two Syracuse games, and add Oklahoma:

     
    MililaniBuckeye likes this.
  15. RhodeIslandBuck

    RhodeIslandBuck I Got Game

    Awesome, I've always wanted to watch OSU and Oklahoma play.
     

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