It’s been a while since we’ve had any goobers from out West threatening a legal shakedown of the BCS since the marketplace refuses to recognize the greatness of the bottom feeders in the WAC, but it sounds like a couple of regents at Nevada may be ready to step up to the plate (h/t Graham Watson):
… With the six major conferences receiving the lion’s share of the BCS revenue, two regents expressed outrage over what they see as a funding inequity, a longtime concern among less prominent conferences, which refer to themselves as non-BCS schools.
Since the majority of Division I schools — 66 percent — are public institutions, Regents Michael Wixom and Ron Knecht said Nevada taxpayers essentially were subsidizing big-time college football programs at the expense of UNLV and UNR.
“What frustrates me is taxpayers are, in essence, funding the infrastructure of college football,” Wixom said.
Man. And here I was thinking that’s what my cable bill was doing.