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ProjectP2294
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Did LSU improve future baseball schedule because of SECN revenue?



We've heard for years now that we couldn't play weekend series on the road because we needed X amount of home games to pay off the stadium. And we could only travel mid week a couple of times a year for the same reason.

By now, I'm sure most have seen the anticipated schedule for the next two years. And everyone has seen the SEC Network deal that will bring us a metric ton of cash.

I'm sure that the expected increase in dollars led to our newfound baseball schedule flexibility. Going forward (beyond the next two years) is this something we should expect to continue?

And also, when the schedule is upgraded because now we can make return trips to teams that otherwise wouldn't want to play here for a one-off, will LSU then come back around and increase ticket prices since "we're scheduling more top tier teams"?







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AstroTiger
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re: Did LSU improve future baseball schedule because of SECN revenue?


I doubt there is any connection between the 2 occurrences but I like both so it's ok with me.





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nicholastiger
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re: Did LSU improve future baseball schedule because of SECN revenue?


They better not move our home non conference football games to day games





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lsuhunt555
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re: Did LSU improve future baseball schedule because of SECN revenue?


I guess that could be a possibility. I sure as hell hope Alleva steps up and says "No".





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chalmetteowl
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re: Did LSU improve future baseball schedule because of SECN revenue?


when power conference teams play here three games without return trips, why would we travel anywhere?

and we don't in the nonconference... except for instate single midweek games every now and then






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CajunFootball
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re: Did LSU improve future baseball schedule because of SECN revenue?


Why leave the box when you can get Cal St to come here?





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ProjectP2294
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re: Did LSU improve future baseball schedule because of SECN revenue?


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when power conference teams play here three games without return trips, why would we travel anywhere?


Because not all power conference teams will travel without a return trip.

We got Maryland to do it this year, but what if we could get Georgia Tech or Miami instead of Maryland? They come here one year, we go there the next or two years later.

With the increased revenue from the SECN, those opportunities will be more readily available, because we won't need to play 38 home games. We will be able to get away with playing 34 or 35 every once in a while.






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TigerCub
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re: Did LSU improve future baseball schedule because of SECN revenue?


I doubt one has to do with the other. We're only making one trip and it's not one that will require a return.





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MOT
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Can someone summarize the highlights of the next couple of schedules? I remember seeing we're bringing in a few better non conference teams, and going to MMP. Are we traveling anywhere else?





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Keltic Tiger
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If I recall reading correctly, LSU got approximately $20M for its share of the pie last yr. If this new contract does bring in another $14M or so, which is simply a guessitmate at this point by the talking heads, that will give the LSU athletic dept. $34M to use as it needs. Figure the university will get some monies again. But that still leaves a pisspot full of money. Would be interesting to see what amount each sport mite get, if it would be broken down that way. Never forget Title IX, however.





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TigerCub
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2014
Feb. 14-16: The University of New Orleans (Friday/Sunday in Baton Rouge, Saturday at Maestri Field)
Feb. 21-23: A four-team round-robin event involving Virginia Tech, Texas Southern and Toledo
Feb. 28-March 2: Yale
March 7-9: Purdue

2015
Feb. 13-15: Kansas
Feb. 20-22: Boston College
Feb. 27-March 1: A four-team round-robin event involving Air Force, Columbia, and Georgetown
March 6-8: Houston College Classic in Houston







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chalmetteowl
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re: Did LSU improve future baseball schedule because of SECN revenue?


for kicking UNO out for a year Maestri better look better than Chalmette's field when it's done...





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