Posts tagged: college football
So this is happening Saturday. I'll be on the sidelines, in the Press Box, in the locker rooms and goodness knows where else! My husband is an EWU grad and we're season ticket holders. This is a really big game and will be televised on ESPN! No way, was I going to turn this gig down.
I've never aspired to sports reporting, so help me out here.
Any burning questions I should ask coaches or players? Pitfalls to avoid?
Mike Leach, the former Texas Tech coach who brings an impressive resume and the notable “Air Raid” offense with him to Washington State, has his players’ attention in his first season in Pullman.
Paul Turner posted this on his Slice blog: “College football is a sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.” — Elbert Hubbard
Are you a college football fan? Which schoo/team do you follow?
If academics determined the Bowl Championship competitors, Oregon and
Auburn would not be playing the championship game this year. They would
be ranked seventeenth and twenty-first in the BCS standings. This is
actually an improvement for Oregon over last year’s Academic BCS, when
the team placed twenty-third. So who would be contending for the
crystal trophy in Glendale, AZ, if the match-up was determined by
academic performance? Stanford and Boise State are the class of the BCS,
according to our rankings of the top 25 college football teams. That’s
impressive, when you consider that both schools are in the top ten
athletically as well — Stanford is ranked fourth, and Boise State comes
in tenth in the BCS standings/Maggie Severns, Higher Education Watch. More here. (AP file photo: Boise State vs. Utah State Dec. 4)
Question: Does it matter to you how well the players on your favorite college team perform academically?
The last two weeks saw a virtual hurricane blow through college athletics. Nebraska left the Big 12 to join the Big 10, the Pac-10 nearly destroyed the Big 12 by taking four schools and Boise State left the WAC to join the Mountain West Conference. Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott had a hand in most of it, and he nearly changed the landscape of college athletics. A week ago many football fans throughout the Palouse had visions of going to Martin Stadium to watch the Cougars take on the Texas Longhorns in conference play. It was an intriguing idea, and one that nearly came to pass, but last-minute wrangling by the old guard of the Big 12 halted Scott’s vision of a super Pac-16 conference. Now Coug fans can look forward to playing Colorado and Utah instead of Texas and Oklahoma, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing/Sandra Kelly, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here.
Question: Is the Pac-10 that much better with the addition of Utah & Colorado?
Colorado football coach Dan Hawkins gesturing at a news conference during Big 12 Media Day in Irving, Texas, in this 2009 file photo. The Pac-10 conference says Colorado has accepted an invitation to become the league’s 11th member. The conference announced its first expansion since adding Arizona and Arizona State in 1978 this morning. Story here. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam, File)
Question: Does Washington State belong in the Pac-10, Pac-11, or a possible Pac-16?
Item: Source: CU already has Pac-10 invite/ESPN
More Info: With Nebraska apparently headed to the Big Ten, the Pac-10 is poised to become the Pac-16. Colorado already has received an invitation to join the conference, while five other invitations will be extended to Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.
Question: Would you like to see the Pac-10 expand by 6 teams to become a conference w/2 divisions that includes Colorado, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech?