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    Ohio State to pay Colorado $1.4 mil to play in Columbus

    Wow. This is for a single game in 2011, with no return game at Boulder.

    '11 Colorado-Ohio St. game set; Buffs to get $1.4 million | CollegeFootballTalk.com



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    Re: Ohio State to pay Colorado $1.4 mil to play in Columbus

    Like I said in another thread...you got to give Colorado credit, they'll play anyone, anytime, anywhere


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    Re: Ohio State to pay Colorado $1.4 mil to play in Columbus

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBroncos View Post
    Like I said in another thread...you got to give Colorado credit, they'll play anyone, anytime, anywhere
    Umm, no. This is 100% money related. CU is desperate for money right now.


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    Re: Ohio State to pay Colorado $1.4 mil to play in Columbus

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    Wow. This is for a single game in 2011, with no return game at Boulder.

    '11 Colorado-Ohio St. game set; Buffs to get $1.4 million | CollegeFootballTalk.com
    Wow, do they have any potential wins on their schedule?


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    Re: Ohio State to pay Colorado $1.4 mil to play in Columbus

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBroncos View Post
    Like I said in another thread...you got to give Colorado credit, they'll play anyone, anytime, anywhere

    Whoops - sorry, didn't see that it was already posted...



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    Re: Ohio State to pay Colorado $1.4 mil to play in Columbus

    Short sighted. Losing games doesn't earn money. They need to schedule to guarantee a bowl bid and build from there.



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    Re: Ohio State to pay Colorado $1.4 mil to play in Columbus

    I agree that this is all about the money. They need some and Ohio State wants a win over a BCS conference team. easy as pie.



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    Re: Ohio State to pay Colorado $1.4 mil to play in Columbus

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Short sighted. Losing games doesn't earn money. They need to schedule to guarantee a bowl bid and build from there.
    Sounds like something a certain other school I know needs to learn to do. cough, cough, Iowa State, cough, cough.


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    Re: Ohio State to pay Colorado $1.4 mil to play in Columbus

    Wonder if they're having problems financing their buyout...


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    Re: Ohio State to pay Colorado $1.4 mil to play in Columbus

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    Sounds like something a certain other school I know needs to learn to do. cough, cough, Iowa State, cough, cough.
    yeah, at least Colorado was smart enough to get paid for it. Scheduling Utah is doing nothing for ISU but causing us headaches.



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    Re: Ohio State to pay Colorado $1.4 mil to play in Columbus

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Wonder if they're having problems financing their buyout...
    I think it's more for TV exposure than $$$. It seems to me a full house in Boulder against whoever would net a lot more than $1.4 mil. Plus concession and parking income.



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    Re: Ohio State to pay Colorado $1.4 mil to play in Columbus

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Short sighted. Losing games doesn't earn money. They need to schedule to guarantee a bowl bid and build from there.
    There isn't a bowl game out there that would make them $1.4 million, after expenses teams are lucky if they break even going to bowl games. With bowl games part of the payout goes to the conference and none of this $1.4 million will go to the PAC 10 or Big 12 if they are still in the Big 12 next year.



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    Re: Ohio State to pay Colorado $1.4 mil to play in Columbus

    Colorado's athletic dept. is not exactly strong financially. This 1.4 million is a nice chunk of change that can go towards paying penalty fees for leaving the Big 12 or for Hawkins' buyout if they can him. Plus it will most likely be on national TV.

    If OSU is willing to throw that kind of payment Colorado's way, then why not?


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    Re: Ohio State to pay Colorado $1.4 mil to play in Columbus

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Wonder if they're having problems financing their buyout...
    I think they will have trouble financing a Kia before too long.



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    Re: Ohio State to pay Colorado $1.4 mil to play in Columbus

    Good to see Colorado living like a mid-major.


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