Ole Timer wrote:
Indiana is centrally located. It's easy to get to and relatively cheap for flights and lodging. It's a day's drive for a huge chunk of the United States.
Putting meets on the east and west coasts makes travel longer and far more expensive.
I've never understood what all of you said has to do with anything? For several reasons.
1) The NCAA pays for ALL travel for the team. All of it. So cost is irrelevant (unless you are talking about spectators).
2) Why does it matter if it's centrally located? Last time I checked the track meet is held in Eugene. That's far from Centrally located. The West coast kids can just leave a day earlier.
But back when I was coaching,I heard coaches say, "We can't have it on the East coast." I just thought that was stupid. When I was in college, they had it at Lasalle. Why not again? It's a good spectator course.
Let me end by saying I think Terre Haute does an amazing job. And the course is amazing for spectators. But I get why people are bored with it. It's the same thing with track in Eugene. People like variety.