Quote Originally Posted by Professor Chaos View Post
I believe there is an NCAA rule that schools cannot charge lower for the playoffs than they do for their cheapest regular season game since the NCAA gets 75% of the net gate receipts for playoff games. I believe it's for this reason that NDSU still has one regular season home game each year where tickets prices are ~$30 for endzone and ~$40 for sidelines when all the rest of the games are at least $10 per ticket more than that now.
It's amazing the NCAA gets away with the current bidding/hosting process for the playoffs. Never really paid attention before, but I can see how it would be easy for the process to really screw over schools that actually want to host.