1. BCS Bowl Games: 2012 National Championship Will Spell the End of the BCS Era

    I waited to the end of the week. I slept on it for five nights. Still, this morning I found myself waking up very upset about Sunday night's announced schedule of BCS bowl games...

    Edna Thomas Written by Edna Thomas about over 2 years ago 2,003 reads 55 comments

  2. Would a Repeat of LSU vs. Oregon or LSU vs. Alabama Cause a BCS Train Wreck?

    Drivin' that train, high on... Before the start of the 2010 season, BCS executive director Bill Hancock wrote an op-ed piece for USA Today incorporating in its title the BCS mantra of "every game counts...

    Edna Thomas Written by Edna Thomas about over 2 years ago 280 reads 8 comments

  3. Big East Gone, Pitt and Syracuse to ACC, UConn and Rutgers Gone Too?

    A week ago this past Friday I noticed that TCU AD Chris Del Conte was over concerned about the pending dissolution of the Big 12...

    Edna Thomas Written by Edna Thomas about almost 3 years ago 1,665 reads 17 comments

  4. Sooners and Texas Decide Big 12 (FBS) Fate on Monday. Realignment Rumba: Part 5

    The Associated Press reported last weekend, that in a last ditch effort by Texas to save the Big 12 conference, the school's top leadership (including President Bill Powers, Athletic ...

    Edna Thomas Written by Edna Thomas about almost 3 years ago 827 reads 3 comments

  5. Baylor, TCU Stress out About the Dance: Realignment Rumba, Parts 3 and 4

    The Storm before the Calm In the first part of these chronicles on realignment, I wrote that Texas A&M would leave the Big 12 for the SEC and set off another round of conference realignment...

    Edna Thomas Written by Edna Thomas about almost 3 years ago 1,192 reads 10 comments

  6. Pac-12 Sings Oklahoma! Brings Downs Big 12 Conference Realignment Rumba: Part 2

    Less than two days after the Big 12 was notified by Texas A&M that the Aggies would be leaving the conference, Oklahoma president David Boren announced Friday that his school will now explore changing its athletic conference affiliation...

    Edna Thomas Written by Edna Thomas about almost 3 years ago 1,802 reads 9 comments

  7. Texas A&M, the SEC and the Big 12 Start the Conference Realignment Rumba: Part 1

    Late Wednesday morning, Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin sent a letter notifying the Big 12 that his school was leaving the Big 12 for "another" conference because it was "in the best interest of Texas A&M...

    Edna Thomas Written by Edna Thomas about almost 3 years ago 1,369 reads 12 comments

  8. I Tell Ya, The Big East Gets No Respect!

    It's a good thing that Big East media day was last Tuesday and not this Tuesday. After the release on Friday of the USA Today coach's preseason poll, Big East commissioner John Marinatto ...

    Edna Thomas Written by Edna Thomas about almost 4 years ago 1,146 reads 26 comments

  9. Big 10, Big 12, PAC 10, WAC, MWC Realignment. Success? Failure? Fiasco!

    I thought I was following this mega-conference development thing pretty closely. For five months I read and heard about expansion and the creation of mega-conferences. I even wrote about it...

    Edna Thomas Written by Edna Thomas about 4 years ago 2,546 reads 50 comments

  10. Nebraska and Texas Tech and What Will Happen Next?

    Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction...

    Edna Thomas Written by Edna Thomas about 4 years ago 635 reads 8 comments

  11. ...Thoughts on the Imperfect Game

    The poet Walt Whitman wrote, “I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.” What Whitman saw practiced in this game were idealistic elements that ...

    Edna Thomas Written by Edna Thomas about 4 years ago 95 reads 0 comments

  12. The Big Ten's Three-Step Recovery Program For Demographic Shifts

    "Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference" Last December the Big Ten Council of Presidents ...

    Edna Thomas Written by Edna Thomas about 4 years ago 2,305 reads 3 comments