Tag: bcs

Bad arguments abound on why Ohio State shouldn’t make playoff 

I’ve heard more bad arguments in regards to the college football playoff this week then I heard from people during the election cycle earlier this year. 

Tomorrow, the four playoff teams will be named. It looks quite likely that Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, and Washington will be those four teams. 

Why Northern Illinois should not play in the BCS

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has come under criticism for saying that Norther Illinois does not belong in a BCS bowl game.

They became eligible after winning the Mid American Conference and finishing ranked in the top 16.

For conferences who do not automatically qualify for the BCS, teams become eligible for one of the ten slots in BCS bowl games by being ranked in the top 16 at the end of the regular season.

The one game season: and OSU football 2012

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

I’ve never made excuses for Ohio State’s rules violations in 2010. Tressel needed to be out when everything came to light. The players who broke the rules were allowed to play in the 2011 Sugar Bowl after it had been known that they had sold memorabilia. Their suspensions were moved to the beginning ofthe 2011 season. Some of the players had suspensions increased for additional violations. Terrelle Pryor left the program. For the other players, they served their suspensions and returned to the field. They were able to play in last year’s bowl against Florida.