Conference challenge comes to gridiron
What if we could eliminate all of college football's early-season cream puffs?
What if all of the sport's heavyweights no longer played warm-ups against teams from the lesser Football Championship Subdivision or play-for-pay opponents from the Sun Belt Conference?
What if the NCAA expanded its conference challenges in basketball to the football field? We'd have an ACC/Big East Challenge or a Big 12/SEC Challenge.
We'd finally figure out which side of the ball really is better: ...
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According To Schedule
Alabama and Virginia Tech will get together on Labor Day weekend. USC visits Ohio State on September 12. But that's about it in 2009. Big-time intersectional matchups just don't happen as often as they used to. What happened? How does scheduling work? ESPN.com will look at the issue all week.