This is why so many teams go D1 basketball (like NKU did a few years ago). The loss of the tournament was a material impact on everyone's athletic department budget.They all get part of the NCAA tv money. I am not sure how the Horizon league distributes the money but even if they don't make the tournament it is a big check and if make the tournament even bigger. This is nearly 10 years old and look like the league of 10 teams got 10 million.
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