I am left with questions he barely raises at the end of the piece.... Are Boise State / Colorado State / Utah State fans more or less likely to travel to Corvallis than UCLA/Cal/... fans? Are they more or less well-heeled? Will fewer OSU fans travel for those games?
But a good piece on the economic impacts to Corvallis, and what beneficial service we fund today (Visit Corvallis) might be adversely impacted.
(Note - didn't know exactly which sub-board to put this in....)
2ndGenBeaver OSU class of '91 and '99 (CS) / Life Member, OSU Alumni Association (son/spouse/parent of a Beaver)
Boise State will bring more fans for one game than UCLA, the Arizonas, Stanford, Cal and Colorado do combined. The visitor's section is a ghost town when we play those guys.
Boise State's band is bigger than the number of traveling fans from the Arizonas.
And, that is a no brainer. You can actually reduce some of the pricing for visitor tix and still make far more money than with the Pac12 opponents. Only Oregon, Utah, and UW (when they are good) travel real well, followed by WSU. The rest are simply nonexistent as far as making any money or being a factor in Reser.
“This is a forum of multiple message boards with no connection to the UNIVERSITY“
Without the university this forum wouldn’t exist. Hence the two entities are associated and connected. This is a statement of fact and your trolling doesn’t change that.
It's "about", not "associated with"... no matter how you want to make up definitions and statements of fact.
Just as some Reddit board about... a Toyota... has zero association with the company.
Because it wouldn't exist has zero to do with association. Try calling this "The Oregon State University Sports Board" and see just how far that "association" gets you.
as·so·ci·a·tion /əˌsōsēˈāSHən,əˌsōSHēˈāSHən/ See definitions in: All Ecology Chemistry noun 1. (often in names) a group of people organized for a joint purpose. "the National Association of Broadcasters" Similar: alliance consortium coalition union league guild syndicate corporation federation confederation confederacy conglomerate cooperative partnership amalgamation merger body group ring circle trust company organization affiliation society club band brotherhood fraternity sorority clique cartel consociation sodality 2. a connection or cooperative link between people or organizations. "he developed a close association with the university"