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The Big Ten has agreed to stop Scheduling FCS teams
Might not have much of a choice if they are going to a 9 or 10 game conference schedule.
(cough) Ap State (cough)
Suck It Emmert!! and "Sorry for not being sorry for being a Penn Stater" - Philafan
So no more Temple on the schedule?
This will be great for fans. Agreed it probably has a lot to do with expanding B1G schedule.
"I tell guys, 'Would you rather go to a Volkswagen dealership to get a Cadillac, or do you go to Cadillac?' "
-- LJ, Sr.
Only if they let us being as they are the top football school in the State (per a certain poster).
Dang, I was looking forward to playing Maryland.
I jest, Shirley.
I've always liked the idea of making an NCAA rule to allow one early-season FCS-FBS exhibition/pre-season game. With certain conditions:
1. Does not count as a win or loss, computer polls, voter polls, for Bowl eligibility, standings, etc. Maybe doesn't even count at all in record books.
2. If it happens before or on Labor Day weekend, the FBS team can still have a bye week. After labor day weekend, it would have to be in the bye week. This prevents the teams taking min-vacations during conference play.
3. Does not count against Redshirt eligibility.
Big school gets a 7th/8th home game, which encourages them to use the 12th regular game on higher-quality home-home series. Small school gets a pay day which could help small schools in the State university systems, easing the added financial burden on the state. Coaches get a look at younger talent. There isn't the pressure to embarrass an undermatched team for style points.
There's such a huge upside and very little downside that I can see. Maybe smart people can find one I'm missing. This is my NCAA king for a day rule.
I guess they're trying to model the Pac-12 then. I can agree with the FCS thing (especially if every conference stopped playing them), but the 9+ conference games is not a good model, IMO.
I'm happy to see this happening, it will be great for the fans!
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