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DOES UCLA DESERVE A BOWL BID AT 6-7?

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On 12/01/2011 09:26 AM in NCAA Football
I'd normally run a poll for this but I am interested in hearing your opinion.

NCAA approves UCLA's bowl waiver petition
Posted by Tom Fornelli

So it turns out that no matter what happens in Friday night's inaugural Pac-12 Championship Game, it will not be the final time UCLA plays this season. The NCAA announced on Wednesday that it had approved UCLA's bowl waiver petition.

“As a program, we appreciate the NCAA approving our petition for a bowl waiver,” said UCLA Director of Athletics Dan Guerrero in a release. “We will be able to give our 18 seniors one more chance to represent their university and end their collegiate careers on a high note, regardless of the outcome of this Friday’s Pac-12 Championship Game. We’d like to thank the NCAA for considering the unique situation in which we find ourselves this year and rewarding us with this opportunity.”

The reason this was in question was because UCLA finished the regular season at 6-6, in second place in the Pac-12's South Division, but due to USC's postseason ban, the Bruins were the team to move on to the championship game. Well, if UCLA loses that game against heavily-favored Oregon, the Bruins would be 6-7 on the season, and teams with losing records aren't normally allowed to play in bowl games.

That is, not without a waiver from the NCAA.

As for where UCLA would play in a bowl game, CBSSports.com's Jerry Palm currently has the Bruins projected to face Illinois in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.
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12/01/2011 09:40 AM
NO. It should be automatic that if you have a losing record, you cannot go to a bowl game. With so many, too many, bowl games already, it does not even mean that much anymore to make a bowl. It is a joke already that we have small/ chumpy bowl games after the national championship game. What a joke. Between that and all the conference changes happening, they are ruining college football.
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12/01/2011 09:49 AM
I agree with Mark - losing record = no bowl game. Our bowl system has some major flaws that may never get fixed but that is one thing they can do!
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