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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:15 pm 
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The BCS Commissioners are expected to meet later this month in Miami to discuss possible changes to the BCS to include a "plus one "(Final Four) format.
Foxsports had it's panel of experts comment upon whether this years BB final four has made the argument for a "plus one "(Final Four) FB arrangement better or not.Link at http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/8003258/Should-college-football-have-a-Final-Four


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:03 am 
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MB w/LATimes article discussing BCS Commissioners meeting scheduled for the end of this month in Florida.Link at http://www.sectalk.com/boards/sec.football-talk/28350-dont-look-playoff-before-2014-a.html


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:48 am 
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AJC article by Tony Barnhart regarding the BCS Commissioners meeting at the end of this month at http://www.ajc.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/ajc/cfb/entries/2008/04/15/college_footbal.html


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:46 pm 
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thanks for all the great articles, freaked!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:42 am 
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Quinn,glad that you liked those articles.This subject should start to really heatup by the end of the month and last for several more months.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:36 am 
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Article in today's USAToday regarding the BCS Commissioner's meeting scheduled for 4-28-08 in Southern Florida.Discussed President Adam's playoff plan will have a tough time being approved by the NCAA Bowl task force.Also mentioned the 4-29-08 NCAA bowl committee meeting to discuss the possibility of adding up to 3 additional bowls.Link at http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/2008-04-16-football-playoff_N.htm


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:53 am 
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Congress getting involved again?

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/ncaa/04/17/Congress.BCS.ap/index.html

Lawmakers want probe of BCS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Forget government corruption or corporate fraud. Three members of Congress want the Justice Department to investigate whether college football's Bowl Championship Series is an illegal enterprise.

Reps. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., and Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, are introducing a resolution rejecting the oft-criticized bowl system as an illegal restriction on trade because only the largest universities compete in most of the major bowl games. The resolution would require Justice's antitrust division to investigate whether the system violates federal law.

The measure also would put Congress on record as supporting a college football playoff.

"Who elected these NCAA people? Who are they to decide who competes for the championship?" Abercrombie said at a press conference Thursday on Capitol Hill, gripping a souvenir University of Hawaii football.

Abercrombie said the matter is worthy of federal review because college football is big business with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.

"It's money. That's what this is all about," he said.

But it's no coincidence that all three lawmakers have home-state schools with recent beefs against the bowl system.

The University of Hawaii and Boise State University in Idaho each had an undefeated season in recent years, but were denied a shot at the championship. And Westmoreland said he is still smarting about his University of Georgia Bulldogs being passed over for the national championship game last year.

Georgia instead was matched up against undefeated Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl, winning 41-10.

Westmoreland and Abercrombie said they started talking about the resolution after that game, as Abercrombie was paying off a bet with chocolate-covered macadamia nuts.

The lawmakers say the bowl system is rigid and blocks all but the largest universities from competing in post-season bowls, denying dozens of others not just the opportunity to compete but also a shot at the big payoffs and national exposure that come with bowl appearances.

Abercrombie maintained that television markets are one factor in selecting which teams go to high-profile bowls.

"We shouldn't have to argue about who the champion is," Westmoreland said, citing the excitement and unpredictability of the NCAA college basketball tournament. "That should be decided on the field."

The BCS was created in 1998 by the six most powerful conferences. It relies on polls and computer ratings to determine which teams qualify for the top bowls.

Congress held a hearing on the BCS in 2005, but no legislation came of it.

In a statement, ACC Commissioner and current BCS Coordinator John Swofford said the BCS allows all qualified teams to participate and is beneficial for student athletes, universities and fans.

"This issue has been looked at before," Swofford said. "We're confident that it complies with the law."



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:50 am 
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Panther,thanks for posting the BCS article.

Is this an election year or something?Link to another Congress/BCS article at:

http://greenvilleonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080417/SPORTS/80417059/1004/NEWS01


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:30 am 
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With the BCS Commissioners scheduled to meet next Monday Tony Barnhart at the AJC is weighing in on the proposed BCS congressional investigation at http://www.ajc.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/ajc/cfb/entries/2008/04/22/cheap_shots_on.html


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:35 am 
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Article out of Ft Worth regarding BCS/Congress issue at http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/story/597759.html


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:10 pm 
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Article from USAToday discussing next week's BCS Commissioners meetings that start on Monday at http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/2008-04-25-3892221873_x.htm


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MB thread w/Teddy Greenstein article regarding the Big Ten and this week's BCS Commissioners's meetings at http://www.ncaabbs.com/showthread.php?tid=296613


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:16 am 
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Article from NYTimes regarding this week's BCS Commissioner's meetings at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/27/sports/ncaafootball/27bcs.html?ref=sports


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:19 am 
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AJC articles by Tony Barnhart about the BCS prior to the BCS Commissioner's meetings at http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/uga/stories/2008/04/25/bcsworks_0427.html

and at http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/uga/stories/2008/04/25/bcsmrcfb_0427.html

Looks like AJC site is requiring free registration to view these articles.I will try to get an alternate link if possible.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:42 am 
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Blog article from Orlando regarding this week's BCS Commissioner's meetings at http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_college/2008/04/commissioners-m.html


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