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Ivy League Petitions NCAA?
09-18-2010 05:35 PM
Yale football coach Tom Williams admits to bouts of impatience while the free college football world practices and plays weeks ahead of an Ivy League held hostage by archaic policy.
We bring this up as a backdrop to the startling upset by little Football Championship Subdivision school James Madison over 13thranked Virginia Tech of the Atlantic Coast Conference last Saturday. Then there’s North Dakota State, an FCS school that vanquished Kansas of the Big 12 6-3; South Dakota, an FCS school that stunned Minnesota of the Big Ten 41-38; and Jacksonville State, an FCS school that shocked Mississippi of the SEC 49-48, all during the first two weekends of the season.
Both Williams and Tom Beckett, the Yale AD, would love to see the Ivy League season moved up a week to provide Yale and the league the delicious possibility of playing its opener up against the likes of a Duke or Vanderbilt.
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