problem is on VCU - Gonzaga was willing in early years to go on the road and play bigs without a return game (after that Gonzaga got P5s to return game in Seattle - semi neutral court because Zags are in SpokaneSo, only three P5/P6 schools have done home-and-homes that they weren’t contractually required to do over those 10 years.
It would be interesting to see how many of these series other similar programs have been able to schedule.
I‘m not sure what we can do to improve upon this... or how hard the athletic department is even trying.
- VCU insists on home and home and as such we will very rarely see a P5 at the Stu that is willing to do a home and home with a team that has only gone beyond first round game in NCAAs , once in last 7 years
If MR can get us some success in tourney to second and third rounds then some P5s would likely do home and home
in the interim, I would love to see VCU partner with UVA and play a 4 team doubleheader at John Paul Jones arena that brings in 2 big name schools from the west coast or mid west and then the following year one of the teams in the west or mid west host a similar 4 team doubleheader (made for tv doubleheader that would get VCU more tv revenue than what it gives up in gate revenue for a home game (or net after it pays guarantees to a lower tier team to play us )