Of course, that's part of the problem. The idea that the committee can identify the four best teams. It's a god complex. The idea that the committee's intellect can supersede a championship process. Just go back to Penn State-Ohio State if you don't believe it. “We had some discussions at the CFP meetings in April about how … to value conference championships,” Bowlsby said. “What weight should that carry in the portfolio of each of the teams under consideration? We invited 13 honest people to go in a room and pick the best four teams and take into account a lot of criteria that may be weighted differently depending on who's vantage point you have. “I don't think that we are in a situation where we want to get too prescriptive on that.” Why the heck not? The committee is a necessary evil. Picking four teams to fill out the tournament is not a good idea, it's just the best idea available. College football is too big, too unwieldy, to produce a … [Read more...] about College Football Playoff should require a conference title but won’t
Playoff results: Alabama beat Clemson in the title game. Power 5 Conference champions: Clemson, Alabama, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Stanford. How would the playoff have changed? No change. The most egalitarian of seasons. The top five ranked teams were the five Power 5 champs. 2016 Final committee rankings: 1. Alabama; 2. Clemson; 3. Ohio State; 4. Washington; 5. Penn State; 6. Michigan; 7. Oklahoma. Playoff results: Clemson beat Alabama in the title game. Power 5 Conference champions: Alabama, Clemson, Washington, Penn State, Oklahoma. How would the playoff have changed? Ohio State would have been out, Penn State would have been in. Instead of an Alabama-Washington semifinal, it would have been Bama-Penn State. Instead of a Clemson-Ohio State semifinal, it would have been Clemson-Washington. You never know, but the championship game likely would have been the same. … [Read more...] about If only conference champions were eligible, how would the College Football Playoff be different?
Sunday July 22, 2018 12:01 AM Khori Bennett scores both goals to become club's all-time leader Photo Gallery Reading United vs New York Red Bulls U23 Written by By Cody Rhoads, Reading Eagle West Lawn, PA — Reading United A.C. topped Mid-Atlantic Division rival New York Red Bulls U23 2-1 to the claim the Premier Development League Eastern Conference championship Saturday at soggy Gurski Stadium.Playing in unrelenting rain with a strong crosswind, the two sides got off to a slow start. Reading (14-0-2) saw its first chance in the 10th minute when Kalil El Medkhar shot high from distance.The game remained scoreless until the 26th minute when United found the back of the net. Zach Zandi gained control just outside the Red Bulls' 18 and dribbled past a defender before sliding a pass across the box to Khori Bennett for an easy tap-in.New York (11-4-1) was awarded a free kick from 20 yards out four minutes later, but the dangerous opportunity was thwarted when … [Read more...] about Reading United wins PDL Eastern Conference title (PHOTO GALLERY)
Clutching the book in one hand and her phone in the other, a fan approached author Alyssa Cole’s table at the Romance Writers of America literacy signing with a giddy look on her face. “Can you sign this for me?” she asked. “My friend’s in the Netherlands right now, and she couldn’t make it.” Immediately behind her, a book blogger eagerly awaited her turn. “This is my first stalker stop,” she joked as Cole signed her book. Saturday afternoon the Romance Writers of America association closed out its annual conference with the 28th annual Readers for Life book signing at the Sheraton hotel in downtown Denver. Hosting more than 300 authors and 100 percent donated books, the public signing raised funds for the national nonprofit ProLiteracy and Colorado nonprofit Literacy Coalition of Colorado, each of whom promote and support adult literacy education. To date, the event has donated more than $1 million to ProLiteracy and local literacy … [Read more...] about From literacy to diversity, ideas bloom at romance writers conference
Boys in kindergarten through 12th grade being raised by single mothers or grandmothers are invited to the "Boys to Men" Youth Conference on Saturday, Aug. 18 in True Bethel Baptist Church, 907 E. Ferry Street. The 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. event is presented by the African Heritage Economic Initiative. It is scheduled to include workshops on time management, study skills, preparing for college, bullying, resiliency, stopping violence in the community, interacting with police and dressing for success. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Mothers and caregivers will be bused to the Buffalo Public School Parent Orientation and the Black Business Bazaar. To register a child, send an email with your name and phone number and the child's name to [email protected] or call 716-308-0506. … [Read more...] about Boys of single moms invited to ‘Boys to Men’ youth conference