• Now that we officially have a twelve member conference, the next step is coming up with a schedule that makes sense. Scott Terrell looks at the pros and cons of playing either an eight, or nine game conference schedule.
When the Pac-10 grows, the conference football schedule needs to shrink back to eight games.
The rationale is this: In three of the four years the Pac-10 has played nine league games the conference runner-up finished with a 7-2 league record and 9-3 (or better) overall record. Not once did that second team get selected for a BCS at-large bid. The goal in taking away that extra conference game is turning those 9-3 teams into 10-2 and 11-1 teams.
• Here is some additional reading material on the proposed WSU-Oregon game being playing at Qwest Field each year. The more I read about this the more questions I have.
My biggest concern, if this is going to the permanent home of the yearly matchup, will season ticket holders get a ticket when it is your "home game?" And if you do get a ticket, how will family/group blocks of tickets translate to Qwest seating? Inquiring minds want to know.