Tanko they definitely fill to capacity a lot more than the Miami hurricanes down in South Florida where they play off campus at hard rock Stadium where the Miami Dolphins also play. UCF does just find in their neck of the woods.Wager/BTJ/Le/CapPig and anyone else in that area... How big is UCF football in TB and Olrando? Does it draw fans? Is it a big deal or do the pro teams take away all the fan base?
I'm curious because that is a big population for media coverage.
Thats what I was asking. TV audience. If you don't have a fan base or the fan base is focused on the Bucs or Dolphins or Hurricanes, you're screwed.It doesn't really matter what their attendance is. They can play in an empty stadium. The money is in TV. They are getting a big bump in revenue and rep and they are going to starting landing major players. They are already tough and going to get a lot better fast.
They are in the conference. They get the same money one way or another. You don't get any more money.Thats what I was asking. TV audience. If you don't have a fan base or the fan base is focused on the Bucs or Dolphins or Hurricanes, you're screwed.
I think we all agree TV revenue is the key but, networks won't pay unless there are tons of people watching.
Big 12 is pretty confident in the money they are going to get. They consult with the TV networks before they make these moves. Actually Texas Tech is bigger in DFW than Baylor or TCU.
Apparently even the Kansas schools and Iowa State are valued pretty highly as television franchises. They get pretty good ratings.
I think they might have to take a small cut from what they are making now but it is expected to be about the same because the conference is considered pretty valuable even without Texas/OU.