If you follow college football at all, you probably are familiar with last week’s story out of Wisconsin
, where Barry Alvarez was quoted as saying that Big 10 schools would not schedule FCS opponents going forward:
“The nonconference schedule in our league is ridiculous,” Alvarez said on WIBA-AM. “It’s not very appealing…
“So we’ve made an agreement that our future games will all be Division I schools. It will not be FCS schools.”
A couple of quick points:
- Obviously, FCS schools are members of Division I. You would think the director of athletics at a D-1 institution would know that.
- Alvarez claimed that the Big 10′s non-conference schedule “is ridiculous”, yet he is the same AD who in recent years scheduled multiple FCS schools from all over the country, including The Citadel, Wofford, Northern Iowa, South Dakota, Austin Peay, and Cal Poly. The Badgers will play Tennessee Tech in 2013.
Alvarez’s comment drew a lot of attention, understandably so, although it is not a lock
that the Big 10 will enforce such an edict. Northern Iowa’s AD was blunt