Saturday, July 28, 2007

If Only...

Here's an interesting article about the up-and-coming Big South Conference, a league that sends its champions to the FCS, (formerly I-AA), playoffs. We Ivy fans can only dream, but it's no longer even close to doubtful that most of the Ivy champs of the last 10 years would have had an excellent shot to win a game or two in the playoffs. Teams like the '03 Penn Quakers and the '04 Harvard Crimson were especially strong.

... and then there's the 2002 Columbia Lions. A team that went 1-9, but who's only win that season was against Fordham; and Fordham eventually advanced to the I-AA quarterfinals that season. Hmmm...

More NFL Love
For a league that doesn't get much respect from the big-time college football media types, the Ivies sure seem to be respected by the NFL. This article is just the latest piece about new Pittsburgh Steeler Head Coach Mike Tomlin that cites the fact that he was accepted to lots of Ivy schools before choosing to go to another I-AA, William & Mary.


At Sat Jul 28, 09:27:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger DOC said...

The Ivy League sends Basketball to post season play- why not football?

At Mon Jul 30, 07:16:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...


Makes no sense in some ways... but I do know the costs are much more.


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