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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing

COLLEGE FOOTBALL FAMILY

By Marc Lawrence — CBS Sports reports that with the 2020 college football season appearing more likely by the day for Football Bowl Subdivision teams, conferences are beginning to announce their modified schedules. The Pac-12 did just that, keeping it in the family with each member playing 10 conference games in the fall – five at home and five on the road. The Pac-12 announced that the slate is scheduled to begin for the 2020 season on Saturday, Sept. 26. Given the delayed start to the Pac-12 campaign, the conference championship game has been pushed back two weeks from its original date and will be played on either Friday, Dec. 18 or Saturday, Dec. 19. Schools were also given the option to delay the start of the season by one week.

Speaking of the Pac-12, in a follow-up to the football player’s demands, the players also want fair market pay, rights and freedoms, summarized by the following six demands.

• Distribute 50% of each sport’s total conference revenue evenly among athletes in their respective sports.

• Six-year athletic scholarships to foster undergraduate and graduate degree completion.

• Elimination of all policies and practices restricting or deterring our freedom of speech, our ability to fully participate in charitable work, and our freedom to participate in campus activities outside of mandatory athletics participation.

• Ability of players of all sports to transfer one time without punishment, and additionally in cases of abuse or serious negligence.

• Ability to complete eligibility after participating in a pro draft if player goes undrafted and foregoes professional participation within seven days of the draft.

• Due process rights.

Since when did college football suddenly become a Jimmy Hoffa society?

Grinding Out The Profits

From the PLAYBOOK ADVANTAGE for August – Free to all Coffee Club members at Playbook.com: When it comes to the postseason, remember that of the teams invited to Disney for the league re-start, Boston owns the best record over the last 10 years as a playoff favorite (33-15 ATS), while the Portland Trail Blazers are just 4-16 ATS as postseason chalk. File that away.

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