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Scheduling can be the difference between winning the national championship and staying home for the holidays. ESPN.com's Pat Forde examined the finer details of scheduling.
The art of the deal
In the cautious world of scheduling, it's the bottom line that often dictates the matchups.
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While we're used to seeing Keith Jackson or Jill Arrington bringing us the game, the real credit often belongs to the network guys who make the matchups happen.
Scheduling your way to the top
Programs trying to break into the big-time have two scheduling methods: hit the road or play during the week.
Waking up the echoes
Notre Dame has always prided itself on a tough schedule, but even the Irish realize the importance of having a home breather.
Trying to make a last-minute schedule change requires patience and flexibility. Just ask Oregon and Oklahoma.
It's tough enough trying to play your way into respectability, but Idaho's schedule featuring nine road games is borderline insane.