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FINAL FOUR FOR NCCA FOOTBALL??

ACC Commissioner John Swofford and SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said Monday morning at an annual meeting of the Football Writers Association of America that they believe a “plus-one” format would have to be seeded. The other possibility of the “plus-one” was considered to be playing an extra game after the BCS title game. Each commissioner also stated that the SEC, ACC, Big East and Big 12 are open to discussing the “plus-one” format. The Big Ten and Pac-10 have been opposed to it. Swofford, who is the incoming BCS chair, said the nature of the 2007 season and its weekly upheaval has motivated his presidents and athletic directors to reconsider a plus-one model. “A lot of people look at it and say … maybe it would be better if more than two teams had the opportunity to play for the national championship,” Swofford said. “There’s a comfort level with what we’re doing today,” Swofford added. “In our conference, there’s much more open-mindedness about the plus-one than there was two years ago. There’s an interest in it … and a willingness to discuss it in full.” Slive, the outgoing BCS chair, said one focal point of discussion will be discerning whether the 2007 season and its parity is an anomaly or “the beginning of something bigger.” “It’s a little bit like turning a big battleship,” Swofford said. Commissioners from all 11 major college football conferences will meet in Miami in April and the plus-one will be a topic. “I think we would be remiss if we didn’t have that discussion in full and play it out and see what the ramifications of it are in great detail,” Swofford said. “To see if there are unintended consequences there. What are the pluses, what are the minuses? Really drill into it so we can have the right kind of information. “Evaluate it in a thorough way and ultimately make a decision. You don’t know unless you have that discussion.” Swofford acknowledged a meeting of No. 1 vs. No. 4 and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in a Final Four of football could still leave out a team with a participation argument. Slive acknowledged “logistics” and multiple television agreements will take efforts to work through for the possible format to become a reality. The BCS is in the second of a four-year, $320 million contract with Fox that runs through the 2009 season and 2010 bowls. The BCS will begin negotiating with Fox on another deal in the fall. Fox has exclusive negotiating rights with the BCS. No changes are expected before the 2010 season. Joe Schad covers college football for ESPN. Ivan Maisel is a senior writer for ESPN.com. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Racing to save lives pt 2

Hey guys whats up? I know I posted something about this a while back but I thought I would repost this and see if yall could help my sister out.

She is running in a 13 mile half marathon to raise money to help battle leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma which is a type of blood cancer. She has raised 1,326 dollars and her goal is 2,100 total by the middle of feb. If you guys could donate 10-20 dollars or whatever you have it would really help. It is tax deductable too….click on the link and DONATE SOMTHING!

-Nate

http://www.active.com/donate/tntsc/stewartlas

Racing to Save Lives

Hey Everyone! Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

I am training to participate in the Mrytle Beach Half Marathon on February 16, 2008. I started my training on November 3rd, 2007, and over the next couple of months, I will be training to run 13.1 miles! This will be my first EVER half marathon!

All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I’m completing this event in honor of all those individuals who are battling blood cancers.

My personal goal is to complete the Myrtle Beach Half Marathon and raise a minimum of $2100 towards the cause by December 14th, 2007. I’m also running for our honored hero Jean C. Parker who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1990.

If you would like me to run in honor or memory of one your friends or family members, let me know and I will wear their name at the race. Just send me an email to stewartlas@gmail.com.

In order to achieve my goal, I am asking those who can to please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance the Society’s mission. Team in Training is fully sanctioned by the South Carolina Chapter of LLS and all contributions are tax deductible. Even the smallest amount helps!

I hope you’ll visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for all of your support!

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” -T.S. Eliot

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” – Dr. Napoleon Hill

(I lost count of my mileage, but I know I’m well over 100 miles total! Only a couple more months of training…)