So let's do the math. Eight home games per year versus six, that's more than a ten million dollar net change in an elite teams budget. Mid Majors would go from five FBS homes games and a payout to the FCS schools to six games, losing a million net. They would also save about 1-200 K on the FCS games they buy to offset the road trip. No it would not replace the money they lose on those pay check games but dollar for dollar the Mid Majors would be hurt less than the P5 teams if a line was drawn between them. Then we can also acknowledge a lot of the Power Five teams who hit six wins do so at the expense of a Mid Major. How many five win mid majors last year had a loss to a power conference? how many power conference mebers had six wins and a win over a mid major.
This article is from 2011 and behind a pay wall but I find this real interesting. Someone needs to pass this along to Trevor Lacey.
Michael Kessens, who ended his freshman year at Longwood University with a 36-point, 16-rebound performance against VMI, is transferring to Alabama.http://www.al.com/alabamabasketball/index.ssf/2013/05/forward_michael_kessens_is_tra.html/a>