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    ISU ticket sales (liberty bowl) affect future big12 bowls

    Big 12 eyes bowl games within driving distance - ESPN

    "Also, Iowa State's successful trip to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn., last season -- at least in terms of ticket sales -- has the conference considering deals with bowls closer to campuses...

    Last year, the SEC did not have enough bowl eligible teams to fill the Liberty Bowl slot and game organizers struck a deal with Iowa State. Cylcones fans gobbled up tickets and about 25,000 showed up to watch their team lose to Tulsa. Ames, Iowa, is about a six-hour drive from Memphis."

    bummer the team didn't show up with all the fans

    *affect-there is a reason i went into art instead of journalism...i don't speak so good.


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    Re: ISU ticket sales (liberty bowl) effect future big12 bowls

    affect*


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    Re: ISU ticket sales (liberty bowl) effect future big12 bowls

    6 hours my ***.



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    Re: ISU ticket sales (liberty bowl) effect future big12 bowls

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    6 hours my ***.
    Hahaha its 6 hours to STL from here.



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    Re: ISU ticket sales (liberty bowl) effect future big12 bowls

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    6 hours my ***.
    Yeah bull **** it's 6 hours. Done the drive twice this year and it's still 9-10....



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    Re: ISU ticket sales (liberty bowl) affect future big12 bowls

    Yeah it was more than 6 hours, but the point is that it was driving distance. I doubt that more than a few hundred flew from Iowa to Memphis.



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    Re: ISU ticket sales (liberty bowl) affect future big12 bowls

    Yes, Ames to Memphis is about 6 hours..... if you are going 170 mph.



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    Re: ISU ticket sales (liberty bowl) affect future big12 bowls

    I would return to memphis, no question, if we played in that game again.

    would be sweet if it could be a big XII v SEC matchup



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    Re: ISU ticket sales (liberty bowl) affect future big12 bowls

    All bowls are requiring participating schools to purchase a block of tickets. If those tickets cannot be resold the schools absorb the expense. Minor bowls do not pay enough to allow a school to absorb that expense and still make a profit or break even. What conference would want its members to play in bowls and lose money doing so? Some schools normally sell way more tickets than required. Guess which schools are very attractive to minor bowls that have problems filling a stadium?



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    Re: ISU ticket sales (liberty bowl) affect future big12 bowls

    Geography a factor in selecting bowl games... but not when it comes to conference realignment. Go figure.


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    Re: ISU ticket sales (liberty bowl) affect future big12 bowls

    Water $8 part bottle, pop $12 per cup, beer $20 a cup. Ouch



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    Re: ISU ticket sales (liberty bowl) affect future big12 bowls

    Quote Originally Posted by IceCyIce View Post
    Water $8 part bottle, pop $12 per cup, beer $20 a cup. Ouch
    Still totally worth it, and would do it again.



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