Quote of the Day

"It is literally a laughingstock around college football the way this commissioner and the presidents have operated this charade."
-- ESPN's Paul Finebaum, on the Big 12 and Commissioner Bob Bowlsby deciding not to expand. ("Mike & Mike," ESPN Radio, 10/18)
Tuesday October 18, 2016 Vol. 23 — No. 27 Print This Issue

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