COMMENT August is too early for college football
The NCAA does itself and college athletes no favors by authorizing additional games. Wisconsin, Nebraska and Florida State all began the season Saturday with so-called special games.
Remember when the college season was 10 games and a bowl game for select teams? That was before college football powerhouses became money-making machines. Now, there are just too many games. That puts too much pressure on college-athletes.
That's not to say most college programs had sterling graduation rates among football players before.
The NCAA should back off, and reduce the number of games so athletes have a better opportunity of doing well in the classroom. There's no reason for August football games. Well, there is, and it has everything to do with the cash register.