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NCAA: No new bowls for next three years

Posted on: April 28, 2011 10:52 am
Edited on: April 28, 2011 2:36 pm
 

The NCAA announced Thursday a moratorium of up to three years on the addition of any new bowls. That is more of a mathematical reality than reform because there are currently 35 bowls taking up 70 slots. NCAA research has shown there have been an average of 72 bowl-eligible teams since the 12-team regular-season was instituted in 2005.

NCAA president Mark Emmert also announced a Bowl Licensing Task Force to "examine the purpose, criteria, process and oversight of the NCAA licensing procedures for football bowl games. " Emmert didn't say specifically but the creation of the task force seems to be a reaction to the recent Fiesta Bowl scandal. The approximate 10-member task force, chaired by Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman, will report back to Emmert by October. It will be asked to look at "the way we currently license bowls," Emmert said.

The moratorium will be a maximum of three years or up until the time the task force completes its duties. 

As of now, that licensing is more or less a rubber stamp. The NCAA bowl licensing subcommittee certifies bowls on a four-year basis but can review them year-to-year. The only bowls ever rejected by the NCAA are the old Silicon Valley Bowl and Seattle Bowl. Both of those had financial problems. The Fiesta is currently being scrutinized by a BCS task force as well as the licensing subcommittee. After a failed whitewash investigation, the bowl commissioned a special committee that found lavish spending by the bowl and possible criminal activity involving improper political contributions.

  "Those are the kinds of things that none of us find acceptable and we all find completely contrary to the values of intercollegiate athletics," Emmert said. "We simply can't abide by those kinds of behaviors."

  Emmert also said the NCAA is "... making sure that each of the bowl organizations have appropriate oversight and governance ... That they have established conflict of interest rules and policies."

PlayoffPac, a Washington, D.C. political action committee, reported that nine members of the licensing subcommittee accepted what it termed "a three-day golf trip" from the Fiesta Bowl in the past. The annual retreat formerly known as the "Fiesta Frolic" has changed its name to "Valley of the Sun Experience and Fiesta Seminars." Regular attendees of the event argue that legitimate business is conducted during the three days. PlayoffPac published a 2008 itinerary from the Frolic where the word "golf" is mentioned 15 times. Emmert did not speak specifically about a possible conflict of interest by subcommittee members.

  Emmert said he brought up the subject of increased bowl scrutiny to the executive board in January.

  "It became clear to me that a review of those criteria and those processes were overdue," he said.


Category: NCAAF
Tags: Fiesta Bowl, NCAA
 
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Tito Halladay
Since: Apr 11, 2009
Posted on: May 7, 2011 4:48 pm
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Since: Apr 16, 2010
Posted on: May 3, 2011 7:54 pm
 

NCAA: No new bowls for next three years

I am sorry but there are enough bowl games all together with out adding any more..Maybe to replace one if another folds due to lack of sponsership or whatnot but that would be about it..Growing up in the 70's I remember there being just the Orange,Cotten,Rose,and the Sugar Bowl..And there use to be more than one parade instead of now just the Rose Parade....



Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: May 2, 2011 3:56 pm
 

NCAA: No new bowls for next three years

Does the 3 year ban mean that we won't get to see the Viagra 4 Hour Boner Bowl featuring the #11 Big 10 team (lol #11 Big 10) and the #8 Big 12 team (they don't have 11 teams so we had to go with #8).

Rumor has it that hot dogs will be the only meat offering at this game.




Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: May 1, 2011 1:50 pm
 

NCAA: No new bowls for next three years

It's perfectly clear that America wants a playoff system for College football... the FBS does it but the BCS can't??? Hey we want playoffs!!! The system that is currently in place is too susceptible to corruption (among many other things) and doesn't indicate a clear champion (how can a team finish a season undefeated and not have a shot at the title?). If the BCS is going to sit there and hand out "national championships" then they should at least have the common decency to implement a system that provides an undisputed college football national champion... There is only one way to do this: Playoffs! It's not rocket science! Like it would be so difficult? i think not.



Since: May 1, 2010
Posted on: May 1, 2011 12:40 pm
 

NCAA: No new bowls for next three years

We already have too many Toilet Bowls.. like the last ten of the 70 bowl games.



Since: Jun 15, 2008
Posted on: May 1, 2011 10:30 am
 

NCAA: No new bowls for next three years

YEA MORE BOWLS JUST WHAT WE NEED. HOW ABOUT FIGURING OUT A WAY TO FIND OUT WHO THE BEST TEAM REALY IS? CAN WE SAY PLAYOFFS.......HMMMMMM HERE ARE SOME BOWL'S YOU CAN USE THE TOILET BOWL, THE HALL OF SHAME BOWL, THE EMBARRASING YOUR SCHOOL BOWL, THE LOOSER BOWL, GET IT WE DONT NEED ANY MORE BOWLS LET'S GET A PLAYOFF SYSTEM IN.



Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: April 30, 2011 2:26 pm
 

NCAA: No new bowls for next three years

Is it necessary wo watch people freeze at the Eagle Bank Bowl so we can see the ACC's #8 team play some loser from CUSA?  A bowl game was suppose to be a reward for a good season.  Since when is 6-6 a good season?  By time the BCS Championship game comes around, most people are just tired of bowl games.  Get rid of 5 bowl games.

Classic. This is coming from a Georgia fan who's team went 6-6 and got dominated by a conference USA team. Lol what makes it funny is that Georgia was the SEC no.8.



Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: April 30, 2011 2:25 pm
 

NCAA: No new bowls for next three years

Is it necessary wo watch people freeze at the Eagle Bank Bowl so we can see the ACC's #8 team play some loser from CUSA?  A bowl game was suppose to be a reward for a good season.  Since when is 6-6 a good season?  By time the BCS Championship game comes around, most people are just tired of bowl games.  Get rid of 5 bowl games.

Classic. This is coming from a Georgia fan who's team went 6-6 and got dominated by a conference USA team. Lol what makes it funny is that Georgia was the SEC no.8.



Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: April 30, 2011 2:25 pm
 

NCAA: No new bowls for next three years

Is it necessary wo watch people freeze at the Eagle Bank Bowl so we can see the ACC's #8 team play some loser from CUSA?  A bowl game was suppose to be a reward for a good season.  Since when is 6-6 a good season?  By time the BCS Championship game comes around, most people are just tired of bowl games.  Get rid of 5 bowl games.

Classic. This is coming from a Georgia fan who's team went 6-6 and got dominated by a conference USA team. Lol what makes it funny is that Georgia was the SEC no.8.



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2011 1:12 pm
 

NCAA: No new bowls for next three years

How come no one can explain why a playoff with 16 teams would make less money than the current system does?


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