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    Playing at home

    Playing at home during the tournement seems to be a advantage for the home team by far. (9) Michigan State defeated (1) Duke at Michigan State's Arena (Whatever that place is called) Should that be allowed, or should they play on a neutral spot. Better yet set up like the men's tournament.



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    Re: Plying at home

    It's all to bring in more fans.



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    Re: Plying at home

    Not for Iowa



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    Re: Plying at home

    It'll be interesting to see if Michigan State still has their teeth on neutral court.



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    Re: Plying at home

    unfortunately stadiums are half full for home games in the womens tourny. Not every where follows like the fans that follow ISU.



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    Re: Plying at home

    For the Women's Tourney, the NCAA has to balance fairness with selling out venues, and this is the conclusion sometimes. If Duke would of been a host this year, they would of been playing at home.



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    Re: Plying at home

    We played 2 seed Rutgers last year in DSM...



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    Re: Plying at home

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    For the Women's Tourney, the NCAA has to balance fairness with selling out venues, and this is the conclusion sometimes. If Duke would of been a host this year, they would of been playing at home.

    Agreed. It is hard to get into a sport that puts 'fan numbers' over fairness of the game.



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    Re: Plying at home

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Agreed. It is hard to get into a sport that puts 'fan numbers' over fairness of the game.
    Thats a double-edged sword. If more people got into it Women's B-Ball, fairness would not have to put in jeopardy.



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    Re: Playing at home

    Well I guess we could go back to the "fairness" neutral sites, with about 2,500 fans in a 16,000 seat arena. We just went through 4 years of that failed experiment.

    I'm sure the women would prefer to play in front of more fans.



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    Re: Plying at home

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Thats a double-edged sword. If more people got into it Women's B-Ball, fairness would not have to put in jeopardy.
    I dont know if people EVER will get into womens hoops.

    If people aren't into it then why try to make the tournament like the mens?

    I get your points and don't mean to come off really harsh on it. It just seems a bit silly to decide the national champion of your sport based on this.

    Good thing this year ... it is all working out for ISU :)



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    Re: Playing at home

    Quote Originally Posted by volclone View Post
    Well I guess we could go back to the "fairness" neutral sites, with about 2,500 fans in a 16,000 seat arena. We just went through 4 years of that failed experiment.

    I'm sure the women would prefer to play in front of more fans.


    True ... or they could play in front of 2500 fans in a 4000 seat stadium.



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    Re: Plying at home

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    I dont know if people EVER will get into womens hoops.

    If people aren't into it then why try to make the tournament like the mens?

    I get your points and don't mean to come off really harsh on it. It just seems a bit silly to decide the national champion of your sport based on this.

    Good thing this year ... it is all working out for ISU :)
    ...and next year, ISU will be playing the first two-rounds at Hilton (if they make the tourney)



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    Re: Plying at home

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonez7 View Post
    Not for Iowa
    Yea but thats Iowa



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    Re: Playing at home

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    . Better yet set up like the men's tournament.
    Like when UNC and Duke always play at home the first 2 rounds?



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