Author Archives: danwetzel

Antitrust suit vs. the BCS can succeed without ‘winning’

Last week, Utah attorney general Mark Shurtleff announced he would sue the BCS in coming months on antitrust violations. Much of analysis, understandably, has been about whether Shurtleff can win the case. I have no idea how a judge would … Continue reading

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As UConn and Va. Tech bleed, bowls roll in money

Maybe Connecticut shouldn’t feel so embarrassed after all. University records released this week show the Huskies spent nearly $1.8 million more than the Big East allocated for participating in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl. The biggest culprit: $2.9 million in unsold … Continue reading

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The BCS is why Wisconsin should’ve tried to score 100

Running up the score doesn’t bother me like it does some people, so I just shrugged when I saw that Wisconsin had drilled Indiana 83-20 — including 24 fourth-quarter points. They have scholarships at Indiana, too. The Badgers backups have … Continue reading

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Why Oklahoma quit

Trailing Missouri 36-27 with 2:24 remaining on Saturday, Oklahoma had the ball and at least some hope of springing a miracle comeback. This is college football after all, and while the Sooners chances were slim, stranger things have happened. Bob … Continue reading

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Why is Florida still getting votes in the Harris Poll?

The University of Florida hasn’t won a football game in a month. Its current losing streak is its worst in 11 years. Its early-season victories came against opponents with a combined 14-16 record. It just hasn’t been much of a … Continue reading

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A poll-emic: More ugliness and spin from the BCS

We could certainly do an entire post on the absurdity of the polls and how they impact the BCS standings. After all, nothing illustrates the system’s general failure quite like the University of Florida earning 47 points (good enough to … Continue reading

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