Appropriately on Ash Wednesday, the Big Ten announced it's cutting out cupcakes. Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said the league will no longer schedule games against FCS programs, the tier of college football formerly known as Division I-AA. That has us wondering whether other BCS conferences and teams will follow and drop the likes of Tennessee Tech, Wofford, and Elon from their slates.
It's true that nearly every year, an FCS school shocks one of the sport's blue bloods. But Appalachian State's upset of Michigan in 2007 is the exception that proves last season's Savannah State rule. Should the rest of the BCS follow the Big Ten's lead? Or would eliminating "paycheck" games hurt FCS programs that depend on the revenue?