UH doesn’t want to schedule big-money road games without getting a home game in return

Asked if he will go away from his home-and-home-only policy considering UH’s huge Athletic Department deficit, JD said:
“I won’t rule it out. But, so far, we’ve only had two offers and none of them made competitive sense.” (HA)

HA Note: “One, Donovan has said, involved traveling to a Southeastern Conference foe he refused to identify for nearly $1 million. Another came from a prominent member of what he described as “another Bowl Championship Series conference” for a substantial check that he declined to reveal. Both wanted UH to go to their places without a return game at Aloha Stadium.”

About turning down those road games, JD said:
“I told them, ‘no’.” (HA)

HA Note: “In this UH remains one of the few holdouts among the increasingly “have-team-will-travel-for-a payday” mid-major schools. But for how much longer?

With the 2010 schedule complete and just one opening remaining on a 2011 lineup that includes Colorado, Washington and Washington State, Donovan says there is no place — and no reason — to fit in a moolah road game in the near future.

Beyond 2012, when UH has two openings but road games at Southern California and Brigham Young, he’s wagering UH will have turned the financial corner enough not to require taking a “body bag” game.”

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