By Brian Murphy
Boise State athletic director Gene Bleymaier will pursue NCAA legislation this fall to mandate home-and-home football series, according to Matt Hayes of the Sporting News.
This is part of what he told Hayes:
“Finding a fair and equitable system for nonconference games would be the best thing to happen to college athletics,” Bleymaier said. “This would do more for schools around the country than changing the BCS.”
This is not the first time Bleymaier has suggested changing scheduling rules.
Here's what he told CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd:
"I think we've really dropped the ball as an organization. The NCAA could mandate this at any time. Oregon, Oregon State are return games. Ole Miss (next year), Washington, Arkansas and Arizona State are not. It's so simple to legislate.
"We'll play anybody in the country home-and-home."
Dodd's piece includes other quotes from Bleymaier and Boise State president Bob Kustra.
I have no idea how the NCAA could compel BCS conference schools to play away games at non-BCS teams, such as Boise State or Idaho. The NCAA seems to have a free market approach to this issue — allowing schools to schedule games and pay whatever it takes to get opponents to play.
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