Re: Notre Dame football...
Originally Posted by 15fan
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.
I am suprised that good old Myles Brand hasn't tried to take on Notre Dame's exclusive contract but then again he won't take on coach K's Amex deal either so what can you really expect from him. He was president at Indiana when I was there and from meeting him, I don't think he has a thought in his head.
Climbing down from the bridge, but keeping the torch lit until Dusty's fate is settled