Daily Archives: January 19, 2011

Mid-major power play

Who says the little guy can’t stick to the man now and then?

… Speaking to the Idaho Statesman, commissioner Craig Thompson says that his conference’s athletic directors are in favor of the Boise State-TCU game, scheduled to be played in Fort Worth, being moved to Boise.  2011 will be the Broncos’ first season as part of the MWC.

If the TCU game were moved, one of Boise’s other conference home games – Air Force, New Mexico, Wyoming and San Diego State — would be switched to an away game.

The Statesman reports that the final decision will be made by the presidents of the member schools, and that it will take a majority vote to change venues.  Seeing as TCU does not have a vote in their final year in the league, it’s safe to assume the game, which does not yet have a firm date, will be moved to Boise.

Nice thanks for all that bowl money TCU brought in the past couple of seasons, eh?

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Maybe he’s just leaving early for South By Southwest.

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UPDATE: Here’s Weiszer’s follow up.  It’s kind of funny, given Searels’ long standing reluctance to speak with the media, that reporters showed up at the airport expecting him to say anything substantive about the rumor.

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Let’s start the bidding at $1,000.

This really chaps my ass.

The University of Washington will be auctioning off star quarterback Jake Locker’s #10 jersey – from the Huskies’ victory at the Holiday Bowl – at a fundraiser and auction on Feb. 2.

The $85 entry fee to UW’s “Signing Day Celebration and Auction” includes food, drink, and a chance to bid on a number of prizes, including a “framed and autographed #10 jersey stained from the red paint on the field at the L.A. Coliseum.”

(In layman’s terms, that’s Jake Locker’s jersey from the Dawgs’ stunning upset in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 30.)

Yep, that’s Mark Emmert’s former employer hosting the auction.

The only touch that could make it all the more perfect would be if the winning bidder were an agent.

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Filed under It's Just Bidness, The NCAA

“This is clearly a public health issue.”

Is there a single item in this article you find surprising?

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Uncle Ron goes all in.

He’s suing the WWL for wrongful termination.  His defense is rather artfully phrased.

… Franklin was fired after remarks he made to sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards. The lawsuit states “the brief and innocuous personal conversation in no way constituted a `failure to fully perform.’”

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