And until the past decade, football has not had to cope with out-of-season programs run by non-school groups and commercial entities that are so troublesome . . .
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The latest participation data also requires that those of us who love the game of football have much work to do; and that work has little to do with how either the 8- or 11-player tournament is conducted.
We have reached the point where 46 percent of the schools which sponsor football qualify for the Football Playoffs . . .
The 2017 8-Player Football Playoffs will be conducted over four weeks in two divisions of 16 teams each . . .
The proposal is seriously flawed, and by circumventing the MHSAA Football Committee, its proponents assure it is fatally flawed.
The Big Ten knows it’s wrong, admits it, but schedules football games on Friday nights to attract larger rights fees from television.
The Big Ten Conference likes to say it "appreciates" high school football within its footprint; but the evidence is otherwise.
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