Originally written on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 10/20/14
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Northern Illinois players aren’t happy with the flak they’ve been receiving (Kirk Herbstreit, Jesse Palmer and David Pollack for example in the above video on ESPN) and think they deserve a shot in the Orange Bowl against FSU.One player threw an orange at the video screen when Kirk Herbstreit when he said NIU didn’t deserve BCS berth— Rittenberg/Bennett (@ESPN_BigTen) December 3, 2012How does a team that lost to the worst team in the Big Ten (Iowa) deserve a BCS bid?  It should be noted, that the BCS made this rule to avoid anti-trust lawsuits from teams outside of the automatic qualifying conferences.Rule that got NIU in was established to help defend BCS from anti-trust lawsuit. ESPN acting like it’s a football decision— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) December 3, 2012
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