-According to CBSSports.com, the NCAA approves Georgia Tech’s waiver to be bowl-eligible should they lose the ACC Championship Game on Saturday and go 6-7.
-So apparently rules don’t matter. Even rules that were written a few months ago. I think the rule that established the pecking order is stupid — why should GT be punished for having a better Coastal record than Virginia Tech and Duke, for example — but the fact is the NCAA wrote it that way and then just did a 180 when it came time to enforce it. Weak.
-Somebody’s going to be mad. We’ll find out in a few days who gets left out. MAC Commissioner John Steinbrecher already has spoken out: “I could not disagree more with the rationale provided. …What is lacking is the willingness to enforce NCAA policy and that is regrettable. All the Mid-American Conference asks is that the rules that have been approved by the member institutions of the NCAA be enforced. That did not occur in this instance.” He’s exactly right.
-A-C-C! A-C-C! Louisville beats Rutgers 20-17 to effectively sew up the Big East’s BCS bowl bid.
-Two conference title games tonight. Northern Illinois and Kent State square off for the MAC crown at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by UCLA at Stanford for the Pac-12 championship at 8 p.m. on WFXR. The rest of the title games are tomorrow, with the SEC at 4 p.m. on WDBJ and the ACC at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
-Sparky Woods will continue to be the coach at VMI despite going 2-9 the past two seasons. Nappy has more on that here.
-Commissioner David Stern is furious after the Spurs rest four starters in what was supposed to be a marquee game against the Heat. “I apologize to all NBA fans. This was an unacceptable decision by the San Antonio Spurs and substantial sanctions will be forthcoming.”
-The Nats acquire speedster Denard Span from the Twins for minor league pitcher Alex Meyer.
NAME THAT TUNE
Hint: Hair band.
You take your road, I’ll take mine
The paths have both been beaten
Searchin’ for a change of pace
Love needs to be sweetened
I scream my heart out, just to make a dime
And with that dime I bought your love
But now I’ve changed my mind…