Also not like they on cable over there it's on PPV
I mean for the mainland. You think D-1 athletes would choose to go to a place where nobody can ever watch you play unless they make a bowl game? They painted themselves into a corner. You're right, that is a horrible deal.
I think so, that and guys who live on the far west coast. I just can't see players taking Hawaii's offer, unless it is the only/best offer they have. Bad enough that they are out in the middle of the ocean, a largely irrelevant program, in a small conference, high cost of living, but never being on TV REALLY puts them behind the 8-ball.
I just checked their roster. The majority are from Hawaii or American Samoa, and most of the rest are from the far west coast. They have 10 guys on the whole roster from East of Arizona. So their reach is pretty abysmal. Also, weirdly they have 1 player from Japan, 2 from Canada, and 4 from Australia. So they're at least aware of their shortcomings and thinking outside of the recruiting box.
Post by andrew8798 on Aug 18, 2018 16:49:36 GMT -5
Colorado State graduate transfer QB K.J. Carta-Samuels has been named the team's starting quarterback.
Tickets for New Mexico State's opener against Wyoming next Saturday are going for as low as $3.
While outwardly it would not seem a good thing that the Aggies are selling home tickets for just three dollars, there's a method to this madness -- because the game will be televised on ESPN2, the program would like a packed stadium for exposure purposes. New Mexico State AD Mario Moccia said of the plan, "We’re making a few sacrifices for this game, but considering we have a chance to showcase our program to 80 million eyeballs, we’ll risk it." Moccia's math might be a touch optimistic (charitably put), but we love the idea of sacrificing in the short term to attempt to build for the longterm. The Aggies are coming off their first bowl berth in 57 years, so now is most certainly an open window to draw interest.