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Fair points

thanks for the reply.
I will never understand why it is so difficult to get people to Buff games as cheap as the tickets are. You and I are both season ticketholders and aren't from Colorado. Certainly Creighton has a few advantages from a facility standpoint, but are a bit of a unicorn. Their arena was built with taxpayer money to lure the NCAAs and Olympic trials and other events (so they do have to pay rent), and isn't far from campus. it would be more like if DU played at Ball Arena every night and didn't compete with the Nuggets/Avalanche. But your point is really that those fans are investing in tickets, and Creighton isn't the only one having fans paying much higher prices for hoops. What would happen if CU were to raise prices 80%? Don't answer that. ;-)

As for the facilities for the players (that is what really matters), we aren't that far behind the teams outside the second tier of teams in your facilities ranking based on my experiences and conversations with people that work in ADs around the country. The good news is that of the 40-50, their will always be programs that are struggling overall with bad coaching due to trying to keep up with teams in their own conference despite other perceived advantages.

As for facilities for fans, there are a lot of crappy buildings out there, but some of it is the charm of college basketball. Look at KU and Duke. Both those building are dumps. they spend the money on amenities for the players. Some schools have needed to spend money on arenas because they didn't for decades and it shows as they didn't get much for the money (stanford and Cal).

I do believe that saying we should never be better than those 40-50 teams is hyperbole.
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