"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
I know there are strong opinions on what should happen with the BCS at MGoBlog. Seems like this could be another chink in the armor. The arguments:
"...there are serious antitrust violations that are harming taxpayer-funded institutions to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars."
"The BCS also doesn't limit supply," Hancock argues. "There's more (bowl) games than ever before. It's created a national championship game that didn't exist before. So in terms of access for the consumer and supply for the consumer, and just access in general, contrary to limiting that, the BCS has enhanced it."
From the article: Bill Hancock said a playoff at college football's highest level would lead to more injuries, conflict with final exams, kill the bowl system and diminish the importance of the regular season.
That's the best he can come up with as to why not? Our posts on MGOBLOG are more thought out and reasonable than this.
15 million unemployed, deficit exploding, health care in uncertain shape, dollar hitting new lows, and two wars being fought at once. Yes, you would think there was plenty of crises in the world that need fixing and urgent attention from our congress-people and the administration. Apparently these are important, but yet another urgent matter that needs President Obama's attention is the BCS system. Senator Hatch from, you guessed it, Utah, has sent a 10 page letter to the President asking for an investigation by the Justice department into whether the BCS violates anti-trust law. Sigh.
Look, the BCS is dumb, and so was the system before it. But Jesus Christ...