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    Syracuse focused, but article on how buy games work


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    I bring up buy games all the time. People bitch about there not being "quality" opponents coming into Hulman Center. Please take the several minutes to read this and get a better understanding why. Buying teams is also why coaches are reluctant to do home-and-home series because why give the milk up for free?

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    If you take nothing away, these two quotes basically sum buy games up:

    "For as long as I've been in this business it's been going on," Langel said. "At some point in time it became a business decision: Why should we go on the road and play in front of 2,000 people when we can make however many dollars selling tickets and concessions and playing a home game? So, let's pay to have somebody come here instead of going there."

    "Well, yeah, on the basic ground level, that's 100 percent accurate," Wellman said. "That's part of the way we get to the economical standing we have -- by putting people in the Carrier Dome for home games. It doesn't make any sense financially to go to (someplace like) Colgate. In general I'd be shocked if any (of the buy teams) can make $80,000 for one of their home games. They need it as much as we need it. I think that's why it just kind of works."
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    So, basically, we're screwed. We will never again see a P5 school in Hulman Center, and if we actually got good, they won't buy us, either. High quality mids are going to have to start scheduling each other, but we're not even in that realm at this point. The MVC needs to add Murray State and go to 20 games. At least it'll give our coaches two less headaches each season...

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    Porter, Loyola chimes in on getting bought. Thought getting to the Final Four would get him some home and homes. Silly rabbit, home games are for P5s.

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