Why are we mixing up College Basketball with College Football? It seems fun but
irrelevant. Jimmer is not a Non-BCS player because there is no BCS in College
Basketball (which plays a NCG).
Isn't it funny how labels evolve, especially negative ones that are designed to
keep the status-quo elevated? Well, maybe not funny. Ridiculous would be more
like it.DNews should be ashamed of using "non-BCS" in a
college basketball article. Even if someone outside of your organization used it
in providing information for the article. All you're doing is to perpetuate the
The BIG East is a very large and dominant basketball league that also has BCS
status for their members that play football in their league. Some of their teams
like Villanova play at a lesser level while Notre Dame is an Independent with
BCS status. The other BCS football conferences are ACC (also BB power), SEC
(ditto), Big 10 (ditto), BIG12 (ditto), and PAC12 (ditto historically as in
UCLA). Basketball does have a history of producing great teams and players that
don't belong to these 6 leagues, for example UNLV had some great runs under
Tarkanian and Utah produced some great teams under Majerus. Only a little over
100 teams compete for a chance at a BCS game while over 300 teams compete for a
a NCAA tourney game. Recruiting the best athletes takes lots of money and
getting them seems to take more. The BCS leagues have the money and the others
don't have quite and much thus the quote "little sisters of the poor".
Once in a while we'll see a Jimmer or a Danny Ainge at BYU but that's the
exception not the rule. Winners seem to be the best cheaters in big $ ball.
I wasn't aware that the BCS is now working within the college basketball ranks?
I could have sworn it was a football bowl thing.
It's about time we got rid of that stupid NCAA basketball tournament and
replaced it with BCS Basketball. The players won't miss soooo much school and
we don't have to waste time playing all of those games. I'm sure the computer
can figure it all out for us.