Point being that while the two hockey programs can learn things from one another, each program has some unique needs & wants. The Women's team plays in much smaller building and admission is free. That makes it much harder to justify paying a team to stay an extra night. Or to ask a visiting team to foot that bill when they aren't a revenue sport either.
Next point: Friday/Sunday isn't "necessary." Given the exact timing of the two Saturday games, it was literally easier to get to the Ice Rink on Saturday than it was on Friday. As '86 has previously posted, the parking problem has been addressed, at least for those in the know.
That said, I do believe the Friday/Sunday format would be the first choice of fans based in Central Ohio. The Football team really is that important; I respect that. I'm just noting that there are other important factors.
Possible Solution For A Future Home Football Weekend: Schedule a home & home series with Robert Morris or Mercyhurst. Play one game Friday and the other on Sunday. Yes, having both teams travel would increase the aggregate cost. But depending on the exact schedule, there might be some lodging savings to offset that. Or maybe even come out ahead.