Quote Originally Posted by MSUWineGuy View Post
Not sure what's confusing. NCAA doesn't need that ticket revenue and 75% is a huge chunk of any profits. The whole system is weird, the better team should always get to host and the bidding system is archaic.
Yeah, it's not ideal but it controls costs and the FCS playoffs lose the NCAA money as is most years I believe. The NCAA doesn't take 75% of the ticket revenue straight up though, they either take the bid amount or 75% of the net (revenue minus the host school's expenses) so unless schools are overbidding they should still make some money hosting playoff games.