I couldn't care less about signing a home and home w/ Akron...I'll take a win on the road vs. Akron over a loss at home vs. Utah. Yes I know Utah was a top ten team coming to Ames that year but why not schedule WINS in the NC. A 9 game Big 12 schedule is tough enough.
If we must play some of these teams on the road, then there is no reason to be playing less than a 2 for 1 in these kinds of deals. Playing these teams on the road just creates to big of a risk for a loss and loses us a home game pay out. 1 for 1's should be reserved for BCS opponents, service acadamies and maybe on occasion if we are trying to pick up games in Cali or Florida for recruiting purposes.
Pay hundreds of thousands of dollars or play then on the road. Thats the decision.
Pay hundreds of thousands of dollars then, it is worth the investment. Plus, you will recoup most of that loss from the gate revenue of a second home game. Even more disappointing when this game replaces Navy on the schedule.
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