Monday, February 21, 2011
Can BCS Reform Come from England -- Bloody Well Right
SAN DIEGO -- Home to footballers who couldn't throw a spiral across Abbey Road, what could England possibly have to offer American football? Crumpets at halftime? Frumpy cheerleaders?
Texas billionaire Mark Cuban actually is curious to find out.
Four students from Oxford, England's oldest university, have a winning plan to reform college football's controversial system of deciding its champion. At least, that's what five judges decided on Friday, after graduate students from 10 universities made pitches for BCS reform, the topic presented to them 24 hours earlier at San Diego State's sixth international MBA case competition.
"We decided to focus on an issue that sports fans throughout the country really can rally around," said director Scott Minto.