Bryan Fischer of Athlon Sports tweeted this out yesterday:
Source says the D1 Council will indeed vote next week on eliminiating the division requirements for football conference title games, paving the way for ACC, B1G, Pac-12, MWC, etc. to eliminate divisions in 2023.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) May 12, 2022
Well this will be interesting to watch going forward. Is Bryan implying that the ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 are wanting to eliminate divisions?
Especially since he did not include the SEC in his tweet.
the SEC will discuss their schedule options in a few more weeks. Will be changes once UT/OU join.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) May 12, 2022
What do you think?
I like the idea of keeping divisions solely because I would not be interested in watching two teams play each other consecutively. It is kind of dumb, but I’ll stick with it nonetheless.
Oh also, if you are interested in student-athletes enjoying a recreational drug then there’s this:
Source also notes that D1 Council is set to approve update to NCAA drug policy, allowing students who test positive for marijuana to receive education instead of a suspension (this is related to postseason/championship NCAA tests)— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) May 12, 2022
SPORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS!
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We're not going to put a BREAKING tag on that or anything, but some may place it in the 'well, that's nice to know' category, certainly Husker fans who are very much hoping to live a life that doesn't include assuming the worst on 30-yard field goal attempts.
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In quiet moment, Stoops was asked the Big Why at Oklahoma. Why, after Lincoln Riley's abrupt departure, was this the job for Brent Venables?
"You kiddin' me?" Stoops shot back. "It's Oklahoma."
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Unlike in the 2020-21 season, when reasonable minds could disagree over which conference closed the campaign as the best in college basketball, there should be little debate over the matter following the 2021-22 season. Not only did the Big 12 produce its second straight national champion in Kansas, but the league was consistently excellent throughout the season.
Jorge Alfaro striking out on a pitch that hits him pic.twitter.com/jnnvqA2gGX— MLB Errors (@mlberrors) May 11, 2022
“STICK TO SPORTS!” Nah.
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So without further ado, here it is: this is where I’d eat given one calorie-free, budget free day of indulgence.
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