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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Marc Lawrence, — Michigan is in. Washington is in. After that, the choices facing the selection committee Sunday were brutal – and could have been alleviated if the Big Ten, Pac-12, and Atlantic Coast conferences hadn’t spent more than a year roadblocking a 12-team playoff in time for this season.

Alabama, which is the 12–1 champion of the Southeastern Conference—the league that has won the last four playoffs with three different schools, the league that has won six of the nine playoffs, the league that has had at least one member in every playoff.

So, while the final four teams are set in the year’s CFB Playoff, the concern is that the top seed arrived without answering allegations of spying, or cheating, on opponents. The college football world knows it. Reporters know it. Heck, even the NCAA knows it. Yet nothing was done.

It’s a travesty that Michigan is even allowed to participate in the postseason, let alone the CFB Playoff.

Shame on you, NCAA.

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