Monday, October 11, 2010

BYU Football, well, sucks. Please do better.

The following is an editorial that I wrote for the Scroll. Found it quite entertain

As all those who follow college football or have parents who's alma mater is BYU will know that BYU decided to go independent in the realm of NCAA football. And it now looks like it wasn't the best plan afterall.

For those who don't have a clue what this means, it is something big. It is something that can change the future of college football team forever.

BYU has been a part of the NCAA-affiliated Mountain West Conference (MWC) for a while. What this meant is that BYU would always play conference teams every year and also had to abide by MWC conference rules.

But BYU wanted better. The problem with BYU being in the MWCs was that BYU was often stuck playing, well, not so great teams. The MWC has very few nationally ranked teams compared to other conference.

The other problem BYU had was the MountainWest Sports Network. In 2006, the MWC had a conflict with ESPN over scheduling and financial compensation so later that year they created their own sports network.