bearcatguy wrote:Wow Big E, you've got responses to everything
Quit asking me questions then.
bearcatguy wrote:except for one aspect that I've yet to see UNO football supporters touch, which I brought up in an earlier post. Did you see the type of facilities FCS programs are playing in today? Have you been to Al Caniglia Field? Outside of the scoreboard, nothing about Al Caniglia Field screams FCS level football. So, if UNO kept football, that would mean a huge fundraising effort to have a facility that was worthy of FCS level competition. I'm talking about a 20,000 seat facility, with a state of the art press box and locker rooms, suites, everything.
I can't believe I have to |expletive| address this again.
bearcatguy wrote:Could they have used TD Ameritrade? Sure, I guess they could have, and moved football off campus (which if you take a look at any school that plays football off campus, you'll see attendance, and student support is dismal).
I would take my chances on that one. Aside from the stadium being a baseball stadium, there's literally nothing about it that isn't vastly superior to playing at Caniglia on campus. Even that is a wash when taking in to consideration attendance of Nighthawks games.
bearcatguy wrote:So, would you be interested in UNO taking on more debt to build new football facilities
bearcatguy wrote:or would you be content with two not so great options of playing at Canigilia as is (with a few minor face-lifts), or playing off-campus, halfway across town with dismal student support (based on other schools playing off-campus)?
How many of those 17,000 Creighton students that go to all the home basketball games live within walking distance of 10th and Cass?
bearcatguy wrote:Also, to counter some of your points. If UNO couldn't get 10,000 people to show up for games over the past 10 years (which were some of the best 10 years in program history), they aren't sniffing 20,000 at all.
Again, quit trying to compare my hypothetical 1-AA apple to the D2 banana.
bearcatguy wrote:And bringing up volleyball to defend UNO football, is well, kind of making the point for me.
Point being that a program that routinely brings in capacity crowds is forced to schedule around another sport in order to get said crowds. It really isn't that difficult of a concept.
bearcatguy wrote:UNO hockey works because it's different
Namely being off campus and having beer sales, and no one else in Omaha plays the sport at that level (kind of like 1-AA football).
bearcatguy wrote:and doesn't really have anything competing against it.
Other than Creighton basketball, also off campus with beer sales.
bearcatguy wrote:Creighton can't play the same night as UNO hockey in Omaha
Except that they have in the past.
bearcatguy wrote:and people don't go to NU basketball games.
According to the NCAA they ranked 45th in the country for 2010 at just north of 9,900 per game. Barely on campus. With no beer.
And come again on Creighton? Neither tradition or alumni base come close to UNO? Yikes.
UNO has double the enrollment. UNO has been playing football for 100 years. Aside from one trip to the CWS, no one knew Creighton had an athletic department until the basketball team moved into the Qwest.
I'd even be willing to put the collective pockets of UNO alumni up against the collective pockets of Creighton alumni.