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Boise State wanted $1 mil to play at Nebraska

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08:11 AM ET 09.10 | The rhetoric has been turned up a notch. There's been some bold talk this week out of the Boise State camp of supporters. Nobody in a big-boy conference will play Boise. You think that you can beat the Broncos? Give them a call. We dare you. Nebraska called. Nebraska tried. In the past year, NU tried to put together a series with BSU; two-for-one, home-and-home, one-way trip to Lincoln. Whatever. It ended up fizzling out. Why? Because, according to NU Assistant Athletic Director Jeff Jamrog, Boise wanted a minimum $1 million to play in Lincoln. Geez, no wonder the Broncos can't get anyone to play them.

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September 10, 2010  08:50 AM ET

This can't be true! ESPN said everyone is just afraid to play Boise St.

September 10, 2010  08:56 AM ET

How dare they try to get paid. Now I have no idea what fair market value would be for BSU to go to Lincoln to play, but the 1M was for them to go there only.

September 10, 2010  08:58 AM ET

This article is juvenile. No wonder newspapers are in trouble.

September 10, 2010  09:07 AM ET
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How dare they try to get paid. Now I have no idea what fair market value would be for BSU to go to Lincoln to play, but the 1M was for them to go there only.

Anyone know why Boise wouldn't agree to a home and home (as reported in the story)?

September 10, 2010  09:11 AM ET

Wouldn't a game against Boise State be worth a couple hundred grand more than a game against Idaho? http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/2010/sep/07/idaho-getting-800k-n ebraska/

September 10, 2010  09:17 AM ET
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Wouldn't a game against Boise State be worth a couple hundred grand more than a game against Idaho? http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/2010/sep/07/idaho-getting-800k-n ebraska/

Nebraska will sell out regardless. It may affect tv revenue though.

September 10, 2010  09:20 AM ET

It's well above what they should be asking. This is why they aren't getting the games.

September 10, 2010  09:20 AM ET

Sounds like the demands from Dr Evil.

September 10, 2010  09:49 AM ET
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Nebraska will sell out regardless. It may affect tv revenue though.

Exactly! Far more than $200K worth I would suspect!

September 10, 2010  09:53 AM ET

Corn futures. Offer them corn futures.

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September 10, 2010  10:08 AM ET

Why don't they just take Nebraska's place in the Big-12 north, what are they afraid of ?
Bring along BYU or Utah, the North needs em so as to keep the conference still interesting to follow.

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September 10, 2010  10:13 AM ET
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Quid pro quo potato futures.

Good one!

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September 10, 2010  10:17 AM ET

This is old news.... but still it seems BSU are the ones that are all talk and no action!!!

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