1. Not sure what you are talking about. MD fans usually bring a good crowd to every game with exception to maybe 1 or 2 games in the year. I would argue that other SIAC and PAC schools do as well such as Memorial, Reitz, Castle, GS, and SR to name the big ones.
2. If you want reach and engagement, why not broadcast the best and most competitive game each week. The fans of those 2 teams will show up regardless. It’s only going to get involvement from other fan bases. Memorial vs. Central should be a game as well as SR vs. GS...hands down. Nobody wants to watch the 3rd or 4th best game that week.