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OT it was nice talking with you at the game last night! I think you are spot on about ORU being able to schedule better opponents at home. In talking with one of the Assistant Coaches schools are steering clear of us for the reasons you mentioned.  Even TCU tried to get out of their game with us this year . We will make $150k and they did everything they could to get out of it but since there was a contract we didn't let them out of it. So from other schools perspective we are a dangerous opponent. If they beat us they don't gain too much and if they lose( which they are worried about) they get hurt. We are going through growing pains which is not all that fun. Just to clarify I have heard our Coaches definitely want to schedule better home games. Hopefully we will grow through this phase and be able to do so.

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I think that we are making a bit less than that, but TCU offered to pay us not to play the game…

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Not sure what you guys are basing your info on but I heard that $ figure from our AD. So if it is wrong I don't know who else to go to.

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28 minutes ago, eagle88 said:

OT it was nice talking with you at the game last night! I think you are spot on about ORU being able to schedule better opponents at home. In talking with one of the Assistant Coaches schools are steering clear of us for the reasons you mentioned.  Even TCU tried to get out of their game with us this year . We will make $150k and they did everything they could to get out of it but since there was a contract we didn't let them out of it. So from other schools perspective we are a dangerous opponent. If they beat us they don't gain too much and if they lose( which they are worried about) they get hurt. We are going through growing pains which is not all that fun. Just to clarify I have heard our Coaches definitely want to schedule better home games. Hopefully we will grow through this phase and be able to do so.

Right back atcha, eagle88 - fun time, and thank you VERY much for the proverbial nudge-in-the-ribs about the "neighbors" in your section before I went off on one of my patented diatribes! 🤐

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18 hours ago, EagleManiac said:

What I AM worried about is the complete lack of sports marketing and entertainment that is happening during the game. Total lack of effort. Very disappointing.

I have it from the HIGHEST authority on the subject that the lack so far of promo items being thrown into the stands is directly linked to sponsors only wanting to make that expenditure for the higher-attendance games.

No doubt (and this is my observation) they were mortified during the last couple of seasons by seeing their $1.50/each mini basketballs piling up untouched in row-upon-empty-row, aside from a gang of 10-year-old boys running up and down the aisles with a dozen or so stuffed in the pouch of their hoodies. 💰💰💰

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7 minutes ago, Old Titan said:

I have it from the HIGHEST authority on the subject that the lack so far of promo items being thrown into the stands is directly linked to sponsors only wanting to make that expenditure for the higher-attendance games.

No doubt (and this is my observation) they were mortified during the last couple of seasons by seeing their $1.50/each mini basketballs piling up untouched in row-upon-empty-row, aside from a gang of 10-year-old boys running up and down the aisles with a dozen or so stuffed in the pouch of their hoodies. 💰💰💰

Completely reasonable and can't fault anybody for that. It's hard to sell sponsors on a game against an NAIA opponent when you look at our attendance numbers over the last couple of years.

My gripe is that there are no kiss cams, dance contests, musical chairs, etc. Nothing to keep fans engaged while there is a break in the action. For example, last night the cheerleaders were introduced with no routine to perform (awkward), the pep band was announced as media timeout entertainment (what?), and the majority of the overtime was left completely bare of any activity with music coming over the speakers. Even I was bored. 

It seems like the new "host" is on his own and does not have the sports marketing students to help him like we have in the past. 

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What's a reasonable attendance expectation for OSU and TU in the next 10 days???....:circle-logoi:

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5 minutes ago, theeagleman5 said:

What's a reasonable attendance expectation for OSU and TU in the next 10 days???....

I'd be content with 5,500 for the OSU game and 4,500 for the TU game. Very conservative estimates. 

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13 minutes ago, theeagleman5 said:

What's a reasonable attendance expectation for OSU and TU in the next 10 days???....:circle-logoi:

Not great game times:  OSU in the middle of the day on Black Friday; minimal students around.  Local OSU fans should turn out regardless, to show support for Mike Bolton and a great line-up.  Fun time to be a Cowboy fan, with their football team flying so high.  Estimate:  5900 or so.

TU is on the following Monday night, traditionally not a great night for turnouts, plus so many of their fans are either so old or so obnoxious, they refuse "to travel all the way out there to that @%*!# Mabee Center", especially when they're afraid they might lose.  ORU students should be back en masse; that should be a fun.  Estimate:  a disappointing 4500, but LOUD from down near the band!

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3 hours ago, eagle88 said:

Not sure what you guys are basing your info on but I heard that $ figure from our AD. So if it is wrong I don't know who else to go to.

You’re correct. I must have gotten the figures mixed up. I did hear that TCU offered to pay us not to play in Ft. Worth. 

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What happened to the N7 jerseys for this game? Mills posted images of them on his twitter and I thought I had heard we would play in them. 

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I heard the uniforms were in transit and not received by game time. They will be worn sometime later this season when/if they arrive. 

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1 hour ago, ORUTerry said:

I heard the uniforms were in transit and not received by game time. They will be worn sometime later this season when/if they arrive. 

Nike inventory and production has been a dumpster fire for months; trying to find stock in their products right now is worse than I've ever seen in 30 years of wearables production.

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20 hours ago, ORUTerry said:

I heard the uniforms were in transit and not received by game time. They will be worn sometime later this season when/if they arrive. 

Looks like they're wearing them tonight. Incredible design - really beautiful jerseys. Would love it if they do some sort of auction/fundraiser with these. 

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