Originally Posted by 3gtennis
Let editors work during a match and for one hour afterward. Slice, dice and then televise the match. It does not take a rocket scientist to advise a TV person what can be cut. Hardcore people can still watch live video college feeds or live scores. Tweak match starting times to help TV starting times and keep them as close to live as possible. Get stricter on college facility requirements for outdoor court numbers and more importantly six onsite indoors. You then control weather. Rich, successful, but no 6 indoor--if you want on TV, play on the road or build. There are many ways to attack a TV friendlier model before wiping out what makes college tennis exciting.
Good thought and may just pan out...but. TV pays more for LIVE college sports... You know why? Because people don't already know the outcome...Too much twitter, instant messaging, Internet etc. Follow the other sports the NCAA are collecting TV revenue off of and they are Live!
Gosh you'd think college tennis is blowing the doors off the current attendance numbers if you follow all of us fanboys. But in reality the live crowds are terrible and the ticket revenue is minuscule in comparison to other sports. So I wish all of you make a real run and fill the stands in support of the current format and bring your friends because again someone is saying it isn't working the way it is now and the revenue stream is dry and that's the bottom line.