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in addition to that is that as of 2006 a team can count one 1aa opponent as a 1a win ever year rather than every four years. i'd much prefer a playoff, but i guess i like the extended season because it allows for one more ooc game. the pac ten is considering going to a nine game season though so everyone will play everyone, but for everyone else they'll get to schedule another ooc game. west virginia will have to come up with yet another excuse as to why they won't schedule marshall.
Quote:One argument against a football tournament is that lengthening the season could force student-athletes to miss more classes.
this is the most ridiculous argument against a playoff that i have ever heard, yet i hear it all the time.
a) the games are played on saturday. no classes
b) the playoff games would be played in mid to late december. again, no classes. it's christmas break
what a crock!! what mythical classes would a playoff conflict with?? if they are so concerned about academics then why do all of these schools field baseball teams?? they play three to four games a week, the season overlaps finals for many programs, and they are on the road more than any other sport.
Quote:The board also asked the NCAA executive committee to propose a comprehensive policy on alcohol advertising during college telecasts. Hemenway said the committee took that action after a lengthy discussion to include Division II and III events under any new standard.
On Wednesday, the American Medical Association asked the NCAA to ban all alcohol advertising. The current policy allows one minute per hour of alcohol ads and prohibits the sale or advertising of alcohol at NCAA championship events.
does anyone else think this is also ridiculous?? i don't see what's wrong with drinking alcohol at sporting events. i can understand wanting to eliminate the rowdiness, but irresponsible drinkers are going to drink whether they are allowed to or not. the only drinking this rule will eliminate is those who drink responsibly and don't cause any problems in the first place.
on top of all that, i don't see why the ncaa would have any opinion on it at all. i think that is something that the individual institutions should be able to decide.