Ohio State Topping Michigan In CFB Attendance Swofford Pushing For Eight-Team Playoff Top FBS Coach Salaries Doubled Since '06 Arizona State To Add D-I Men's Ice Hockey Clemson Wants Student Input On Athletics Fees UNC-Charlotte Football Attendance Decreasing FSU, Ole Miss To Open '16 At Citrus Bowl Positive Response To Vols' Name Change Schlissel Criticizes UM's Academic Performance Clemson Could Implement Student Tax
SBD/Issue 28/Collegiate Sports
BCS Officials Considering Hiring Full-Time Advocate For System
Published October 21, 2009
STAY OFF THE FIELD: In Detroit, Drew Sharp writes under the header, "Politicians, Don't Worry About BCS." A group of political operatives have formed the Playoff Political Action Committee to raise money to support anti-BCS efforts, but the major bowls "have the ultimate power in this argument, and they aren't going anywhere." Sharp: "The BCS never will be perfect, but that was never the intent. There are many other inequities more deserving of political time than this" (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 10/21). CBS' Tony Barnhart said, "As a general principle, I do not want Congress anymore involved in my life than it already is … (but) I now believe that we have reached a point where the sport has simply outgrown the format." AP college football writer Ralph Russo said he believes there will eventually be a four-team playoff "if nothing else, just so the BCS can get the government off its back" ("The Tony Barnhart Show," CBS College Sports, 10/20).