First, there's an issue about next year's opening game now that Virginia Tech wimped out... that's a one-time problem that maybe Tulane will be able to help solve. But long-term... any ideas? I know Tulane hasn't been very competitive, but it's still a big rivalry, and would be bigger if we played a lot more. I don't know how much money a Tulane/LSU game would make in the Superdome, but due to the fact that you'd have 20,000+ fewer people I'm guessing it's safe to say that there would be less money. So even if Tulane and LSU agreed that LSU would get a larger share of the revenue, it still probably wouldn't equal what LSU gets with a home game. Tulane has agreed to 2-to-1 home-home games with bigger teams in the past, but even that's not a real option, because apparently unless it's a 12 game season, LSU wants all non-conference home games to be home games, to get to a total of 7 home games per year. (A 12 game season would obviously allow them to play 7 home games and still play an additional away game). I think it's safe to say that Tulane makes more money playing an away game at a big stadium like Tiger Stadium, so I don't see why they don't jump at the chance, and play LSU under the following conditions: 1) Any 12 game season would have the LSU-Tulane game played in the Dome. 2) All other years would be played at Tiger Stadium, first game of the year. 3) Tulane would get extra money every other year they play in Tiger Stadium. So one year they'd get the normal $500,000, and the next year they'd get $750,000. What would LSU get out of this? 1) A yearly in-state rival that goes back 100 years. Lots of excitement and anticipation compared to the yawns from playing the normal cupcakes. 2) Periodic games in New Orleans, the largest market in the state. What would Tulane get out of this? 1) A yearly in-state rival that goes back 100 years. 2) More money to help the budget woes faced by the Tulane athletic department. 3) Much more exposure that to help with recruiting. 4) See #2. Comments?