WVU-JMU at FedEx Field in 2012


So, it seems reports are out that WVU will play James Madison U at FedEx Field (home of the Washington Redskins and their asshole owner Dan Snyder.)

It makes perfect business sense to move a home game to FedEx Field in 2012… WVU makes $2 million per game… WVU’s guarantee is to be greater than $2 million for this game, and shy of the payout for the 2016 game against BYU at FedEx Field. The Mountaineers will make $2.25 million for that game. JMU, a Football Championship Subdivision  school in Harrisonburg, Va., is guaranteed $350,000 for the game, but can make an additional $150,000 in an attendance incentive. And, to boot, WVU does not have to pay their opponent this time. Dan Snyder does! The Dukes, who have about 20,000 alumni in the Washington, D.C., metro area, would make $10 for every ticket sold beyond 42,500 up to 57,500.

With the JMU game, WVU has completed its schedules through 2014. WVU officials declined to comment on the game with no contract in place. WVU and JMU have only played once. The Mountaineers beat the Dukes 45-10 in 2004, the year JMU won the FCS national championship.