As those in charge of college football continue to meet in Dallas, discussing the fate of the BCS, it appears the Big Ten’s proposed playoff plan may not fly among the rest of the college football teams.
At its very roots, this scandal happened for the same reasons all other college scandals and ensuing cover-ups have occurred: College presidents, athletic directors and coaches have too much power and think they are invincible.
Shocking, right? Another major college sports program is now reported to have funneled dirty money from dirty boosters to dirty kids to do dirty things.
After scandal threatened their status as a BCS bowl and tattered its reputation, the Fiesta Bowl hopes that University of Arizona President Robert Shelton can lead the restoration effort.
After a scandal that involved apparent illegal campaign contributions and inappropriate spending, the Fiesta Bowl will be allowed to remain part of the Bowl Championship Series, though it must pay a $1 million fine.
The NCAA has created a new task force to look at the criteria and process for licensing Division I bowls and will place a three-year moratorium on new bowls.
The Fiesta Bowl’s future as a part of the Bowl Championship Series could be decided before the end of May.
Longtime Fiesta Bowl CEO Jon Junker has been fired after an internal report released on Tuesday found “an apparent scheme” to reimburse employees for political contributions.