Manchin then ran down the schedule, and more importantly, the payments to visiting teams for the schedule. For the 2009 game, Marshall will receive $50,000 more for the game if it is the visitor.
|Date||Site||Payment to Visitor|
|Sept. 2, 2006||WVU||$150,000|
|Sept. 8, 2007||MU||$150,000|
|Sept. 13, 2008||WVU||$200,000|
|Oct. 3, 2009||TBD||MU $250,000 WVU $200,000|
|Sept. 11, 2010||MU||$150,000|
|Sept, 3, 2011||WVU||$150,000|
|Sept. 1, 2012||WVU||$250,000|
Visiting schools will get 5,000 tickets for the game, while the home teams will name the officiating crews and retain television rights, if any.
The deal was hammered out in the Governor's Mansion on Friday, May 13. Manchin brought together the athletic directors of the two schools there and intimated that they would remain there until a deal was done.
"The got through lunch and they still hadn't come to an agreement, so I told them we would provide dinner, and that we had beds for the also," Manchin said.