Originally Posted by wolfboy
Nice to cherry pick two of the biggest under performers, but don't forget that this league also had regional rivals Pitt, WVU, and UL. There was plenty of fan interest for those teams.
Was Pitt a draw? West Virginia and Louisville may have been minor draws but it isn't like either are marquee draws that brought in a huge influx of fans that wouldn't have been there otherwise. If UC is relevant on the national stage they'll draw, if they aren't they won't... I just don't see replacing ho-hum opponents with worse ho-hum opponents is going to have that big of an impact.