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I went to OU, and as far as I can remember it has always been about this. OU has the biggest appeal for fans because they have a great student section. The Mac needs to turn it up. Nobody can win on the road in the MAC, if you cant win on the road, you arent an elite team. I dont know why the MAC cant be like the CAA, Horizon or MVC, with these teams usually putting an elite team or two out there. The last time the mAC had an elite team was 2002 with Kent, they lost 2 conference games i believe.
^Kent only lost 3 conference games last year...The MAC has done well in the tournament, at least I think. They've won some first round games which is pretty good considering they get a double digit seed. They seem to get snubbed come tournament time. I recall the year OU went (and was so, so close to upsetting Florida) Miami was the regular season champ and got stiffed. The last MAC game I attended was a tournamnet game last year in Cleveland and I thought it was well attended.Plus I am not sure how many arenas in the MAC hold more than 5,000 people. I don't think Kent does.
Last year, the men's tournament brought in close to $800,000 in revenue compared with $17,000 from the women's event.According to Kent State University Athletic Director Laing Kennedy, the league could not consider cutting back the women's tournament without making the same changes to the men's.
OU! OU! Go Bobcats!
http://www.cleveland.com/sports/college/index.ssf/2010/03/ohio_universitys_bassett_hound.htmlOU knocks favorites Kent State out of the MAC tournament 81-64. I wish I could have watched the game it sounds like they were on fire.
yeah people are talking about niu. they really put the mac in the spotlight this year didn't they?