ok...the issue I found seems to be with 2005 AE Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship. UA did not count it, yet AE records clearly show (on the AE website) they won the title that year. Was that title vacated or something? Confused. We clearly did hit the 100 mark, but that would be w/ lacrosse title, not softball. This is the history teacher in me.
UPDATE: Upon further investigation, it seems there must be a flaw in AE records. Northeastern won the 2005 championship, yet they market the women as winning it. So I'm gonna go with that. So AE screwed up I guess. I trust our Athletic Dept...CELEBRATE 100!!!!!
Without offering thoughts on whether or not it's "worth it" to host a game (that's for the Athletic Department to decide)..if we only made decisions based on whether or not it made the department money then we wouldn't be playing DI sports.
go read Wilkins tweets with comment from Brown about playing. To me that is enough. By the way to me $38k is fine price to pay for me to have my alma mater look really good to recruits saying "hey, we have been in a postseason tournament for 6 straight years, including 3 NCAA tournaments...how many has ______________ been to?"