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    Quote Originally Posted by JackJD View Post
    I have a brother who is a Drake grad. He is speculating (he doesn't know what is actually going on) that Drake will come out better financially by taking a check to play at SDSU vs hosting SDSU. Apparently Drake is not drawing big crowds to its football games.

    One "drawback" to being in the ranks of those schools who are in the hunt for the FCS title each season: tougher to schedule other top FCS teams. NDSU has a tough time scheduling both FCS AND FBS teams because they've beaten so many decent FBS opponents. Other than MVFC teams who have no choice, what FCS team trying to have a good record wants to play the Bison? The Bison are fortunate to have some of the best fan support so they can afford to pay more to attract opponents.

    SDSU's consistently good teams in recent years cause the same trouble finding really good opponents. And then there is some art to scheduling: the win/loss record is critical to making the playoffs.

    Today a USD friend was ribbing me about this year's OOC schedule. I told him that if USD can get to the level of being a consistent playoff contender, they'll have the same trouble.
    I believe your brother’s conclusion is correct , I am trying to figure out.how SDSU will make up.the lost revenue from not collecting on the extra game from season ticket holders. I hav no idea how many we are. In the priority points rankings they use 8000 and change, but I think basketball only are in that count. Using a number like 6000, times $40 for ticket price, it amounts to 240, 000 dollars. We won’t have 6000 casual fans or will we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nidaros View Post
    I believe your brotherís conclusion is correct , I am trying to figure out.how SDSU will make up.the lost revenue from not collecting on the extra game from season ticket holders. I hav no idea how many we are. In the priority points rankings they use 8000 and change, but I think basketball only are in that count. Using a number like 6000, times $40 for ticket price, it amounts to 240, 000 dollars. We wonít have 6000 casual fans or will we?
    Early in the year for OOC? Those games usually draw pretty well. If it was in October I would say no way, but with it being in September I can see it. Iím sure Sell did his homework before this got ironed out. And even if it ends up losing some money, an argument could be made that getting an extra early season game, thatís far more likely to have good weather, is an investment into building the fan base. Having a great time at a decent weather game is probably a better starting point to draw more casual fans into coming to more games than a late season cold weather game.


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    Early in the year for OOC? Those games usually draw pretty well. If it was in October I wouldn’t say no way, but with it being in September I can see it. I’m sure Sell did his homework before this got ironed out. And even if it ends up losing some money, an argument could be made that getting an extra early season game, that’s far more likely to have good weather, is an investment into building the fan base. Having a great time at a decent weather game is probably a better starting point to draw more casual fans into coming to more games than a late season cold weather game.


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    Your points are valid especially about Sell doing his homework. Not mentioned anywhere is the possibility of guaranteed basketball games in the future. I would think the Drake basketball budget has a bunch of wiggle room. I just thought Sell and crew were being whimps for not asking for more money, but maybe they don’t have to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thumper_76 View Post
    Early in the year for OOC? Those games usually draw pretty well. If it was in October I would say no way, but with it being in September I can see it. I’m sure Sell did his homework before this got ironed out. And even if it ends up losing some money, an argument could be made that getting an extra early season game, that’s far more likely to have good weather, is an investment into building the fan base. Having a great time at a decent weather game is probably a better starting point to draw more casual fans into coming to more games than a late season cold weather game.


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    It's another great early season opportunity to load up the minivan with non-traditional Jackrabbit fans to show them what the gameday atmosphere is like and get them on board as casual fans. I will be doing my damndest to get a couple vehicles full. It helps to have a 9 year old son who is passionate about sports and Jackrabbit football in particular. We always bring a couple of his friends and hopefully their dads start making the trip as well. That's four to six extra tickets per home game. Can't wait for the season to start.

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    With the way mens basketball is headed FCS Football is more legitimate opportunity to truly compete. Look forward forward to the season!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BitsTD View Post
    It's another great early season opportunity to load up the minivan with non-traditional Jackrabbit fans to show them what the gameday atmosphere is like and get them on board as casual fans. I will be doing my damndest to get a couple vehicles full. It helps to have a 9 year old son who is passionate about sports and Jackrabbit football in particular. We always bring a couple of his friends and hopefully their dads start making the trip as well. That's four to six extra tickets per home game. Can't wait for the season to start.
    Nothing like a nine year-old to get things going. Good luck and enjoy the season.

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    Jacks/Gophers is going to be on Fox Sports 1 nationally. Going to be sweet taking an FBS scalp on national TV.

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    Have 2019 season tickets been mailed ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoDakPirate View Post
    Have 2019 season tickets been mailed ?
    havent got mine yet.

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    Arrived 8/15 last year!

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