They're not "scared", it's a financial decision. I understand it, but I don't know why Hocutt would have agreed to it originally (wasn't it last year?), then about face. He's just needlessly spending his boosters' money.
Let them buy us out at the agreed price... but it comes with 3 future basketball games in Denton. Then, we can turn around and use some of that buyout $ to bring in a SBC/C-USA team and pad the schedule some.