Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Bowl System, Football, NCAA, Bowl games, Revenue, Money
Football; Bowl Championship Series; Bowls (Game); Football; National Collegiate Athletic Association; Money
It was more than a bit amusing to read that the Knight Commission has called on the NCAA to retake control of the bowl games from the television networks and the conferences. This is akin to telling the U.S. Senate to retake control of American Foreign Policy from the Executive Branch. It is not going to happen and even if it did it wouldn't make any real difference. The die is cast, the damage is done, and a reversal of history is not possible.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "The NCAA and its "control" of bowl games." (2004). On Sport and Society. 653.