Originally Posted by Playadlc
If I were an AD at a school on their schedule, I would organize the other ADs playing them and DEMAND EQUAL SHARE OF THE TV REVENUE. If they refuse, then they throw the year away. The impotent NCAA needs to somehow get invovled, IMO.
My experience is that the less the NCAA is involved, the better off everyone is.
My guess is that each of the teams that trek to ND during a given year get a decent paycheck.
(In NCAA-speak, it's called a "game guarantee".)
For the bigger rivals, like USC, they probably don't get a guarantee. Instead, they get a return visit from the Irish where they sell out their own stadium.
Add in the fact that a game at ND means national tv for the visitors, and it's a pretty sweet package that the Irish can offer.
That's why they pretty much get to dictate who they play and where they play them.