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So did anyone catch the podcast? I kind of took issue with it in this sense, that because Texas as a host is untied with will not be able to match what Salem had provided. Now I know one of the answers the rep from Shenandoah gave was "Texas is football country" and that kind of ruffled a feather or two but lets consider this, by the time the playoffs come most of the players and families are well into the holiday plans and travels, yet I can say with some decent experience that as the Cru got deeper into the playoffs there were good to great crowds and many were not UMHB faithful. Here is what I mean
In three playoff runs while at the games I could hear the spectators about us, some on the phone and talking among-st themselves, talking about the game, they were not UMHB long term fans you could tell, one had to correct their contact and said "Not that Baylor the other Baylor". Many had heard about the game and brought the kids and such. My point is, and it is wholly anecdotal so it might negate any point, but, I think Texas CAN deliver a good showing and CAN deliver a great student and fan experience based upon the past playoff interest simply for the Cru. Obviously, for some reason Virginia had this event removed from their stewardship for at least 4 years, for some reason, NCAA has decided to look outside the area and liked what they saw.
Like I had mentioned in a post along time ago, I would think that North Texas and namely the Ford Center (The Star training center for the cowboys) would be an incredible venue, Indoor, same size seating as the stadium they now play in, minty fresh media capability and an international airport 20 minutes away. Shenandoh is a very nice location and on top of that it is also the DIII sight for Womens Golf.
So that is my rant, I'd say keep your eyes on Shenandoah and let's see what they deliver.