2009 Off-Season Roundup
The News Stories You Need To Know ... May 12
* The ACC has made some changes to its bowl lineup. The EagleBank Bowl,
which had the ninth pick of ACC teams last season, has moved up to the
eighth slot, while the GMAC Bowl joins the team in the new ninth hole.
Come up with your excuse now why you can't go to your wife's office
holiday parties to stay home and watch these.
* The retirement of
Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen and the hiring of Larry Scott, one of the
stronger anti-playoff voices, has given hope that the BCS's powerful,
profit-driven grip on college football will be loosened. The sky's the
limit, really... maybe Scott can also beef up the conference's bowl
alliances and get them into more prestigious games like the EagleBank
* Andre Kates, a cornerback from Erie (NY) Community
College, is heading to Bloomington to ply his trade for Indiana despite
interest from several Sunshine State powers. "I'm trying to bring some
swagger to IU. People say, 'It's a basketball school. Why'd you pick
Indiana over Miami and Florida State?' I don't want to go to a program
that's already built. I want to build something." He is already helping
to build something: Indiana's reputation as a giant-slayer on the
110 days and counting...