Originally posted on Double Coverage Football  |  Last updated 3/14/13
Ohio entered the 2012 season with an outside shot at being the first MAC team to reach the BCS, and though a late season sputter allowed Northern Illinois to make the trip to Miami in their place the Bobcats still made their way to the Independence Bowl, where they rocked LA-Monroe 45-14. Ohio's reward for the rout? This ugly ass trophy and a $78,569 tab. The Bobcats became the latest school to get absolutely raked over the coals financially by college football's absurdly outsourced postseason, as bowls have increasingly partnered with luxury hotels and resorts in addition to their expensive ticket requirements for participating teams. (Really, who's coming to Shreveport for a bowl game? Can we really blame Bobcats fans for this?) With the BCS disappearing after this season in favor of a four-team playoff many will expect the bowl issues to vanish with it, but for the 70ish other college teams that make the postseason the corrupt bowl system will continue to bankrupt schools w...
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