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Certainly tough to lose but a great season overall.
03-20-2017 10:54 AM
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(03-18-2017 08:43 AM)J.B. Wrote:  One thing I can tell you is that Drexel really values their WBB program. They must lose A LOT of money on these WNIT games, by hosting them, despite lack of attendance. For example, so many schools, including Power 6 programs that are loaded with money are being outbid for home games. Lots of times it's because their arena isn't available, such is the case with Virginia. Or maybe these schools just don't put any value in the WNIT, because it's beneath them. My guess with Villanova not wanting to host is that either they don't have the staff availabie with their men in Buffalo, or they've already started tearing down the Pavilion for renovations.

Can't speak for singular WNIT games, but the women's program has done well financially to go along with their success on the court. They've been in the black the past four seasons I have info on and were plus ~$250,000 during the 14-15 season.

Edit: Posting that gave me reason to check if 15-16 data was available, and it was. Make that five straight money making seasons, although down from 14-15 to ~$180,000. Both expenses and revenues topped $2 million for the first time.
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03-21-2017 07:17 AM
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A great job by Coach Dillon and her staff this season
03-21-2017 10:21 AM
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(03-21-2017 07:17 AM)DrachenFire Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 08:43 AM)J.B. Wrote:  One thing I can tell you is that Drexel really values their WBB program. They must lose A LOT of money on these WNIT games, by hosting them, despite lack of attendance. For example, so many schools, including Power 6 programs that are loaded with money are being outbid for home games. Lots of times it's because their arena isn't available, such is the case with Virginia. Or maybe these schools just don't put any value in the WNIT, because it's beneath them. My guess with Villanova not wanting to host is that either they don't have the staff availabie with their men in Buffalo, or they've already started tearing down the Pavilion for renovations.

Can't speak for singular WNIT games, but the women's program has done well financially to go along with their success on the court. They've been in the black the past four seasons I have info on and were plus ~$250,000 during the 14-15 season.

Edit: Posting that gave me reason to check if 15-16 data was available, and it was. Make that five straight money making seasons, although down from 14-15 to ~$180,000. Both expenses and revenues topped $2 million for the first time.

Maybe I don't understand how college sports works, but I don't understand where the revenue is coming from for Drexel's WBB team to be making so much money. It's not coming from ticket sales, which I estimate is about $50k/year in total. Donations are quite minimal as well. And the CAA doesn't generate the kind of revenue that the bigger conferences get.
03-21-2017 12:15 PM
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JMU lost at home to Villanova by 2 in OT. So both CAA teams fought them tooth and nail to the end, but neither could get past them. So there are 8 teams left in the WNIT and all are from the power conferences.
03-24-2017 07:02 AM
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(03-24-2017 07:02 AM)J.B. Wrote:  JMU lost at home to Villanova by 2 in OT. So both CAA teams fought them tooth and nail to the end, but neither could get past them. So there are 8 teams left in the WNIT and all are from the power conferences.

...and 3 are Big 10 teams, almost 4 with PSU falling to VT
03-24-2017 07:54 AM
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For those who did not continue to follow, Villanova beat JMU after beating us and then fell the other night in the final four to Michigan 65-61. Michigan gets a lopsided rematch from earlier this year in the championship against Georgia Tech
03-31-2017 07:15 AM
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I really think that the men's NIT needs to expand to 64 like in the WNIT and then eliminate the "C" tournaments. I'm actually thinking that is the plan for the owners of the C Tournaments...that they hope that the NCAA buys them out and eliminates them.

In MBB, there are so many fans who are against their teams playing in those tournaments, thinking that they're meaningless. But if you just move those teams into the NIT, then that extra game takes on more significance.
03-31-2017 07:36 AM
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Michigan pulled off a miracle in the WNIT Championship game yesterday that went 3 OT's. With the game tied at the end of regulation, a GT player was fouled on the potential game winning shot in the final second, and she MISSED BOTH FREE THROWS where making just won would have won the championship.

Michigan bid for the home game but the game was moved to University of Detroit since their arena in Ann Arbor was unavailable.
04-02-2017 09:48 AM
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