End Intercollegiate Athletics As We Know It, Fiesta Bowl Version

May 12, 2011

There are news reports out today that the BCS (the football Bowl Championship Series) has fined the Fiesta Bowl $1 million, but will allow the Fiesta Bowl to remain part of the BCS.   The funds will be donated to charity.

Question: if the Fiesta Bowl is part of intercollegiate sports, how does the Fiesta Bowl come to have $1 million with which to pay the fine, especially after the Fiesta Bowl has already improperly spent a great deal of other money — for which they are being fined?  How can this be defensible?

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About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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One Response to End Intercollegiate Athletics As We Know It, Fiesta Bowl Version

  1. Doug Bennett says:

    Tommy Bennett comments: Signs your sanctions may not have teeth: the people on whom they are imposed call them “tough but fair.”

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