Upon further review, and in the face of evidence that BCS officials have enjoyed a few good times on the Fiesta Bowl's tab in past years, there seems to be a softening of the hard-line approach initially espoused by BCS spokesman Bill Hancock about possibly removing the Fiesta Bowl from the BCS loop in the future. The Arizona-based game has come under fire since removing CEO John Junker amid allegations of widespread improprieties earlier this week.
The issue has relevance locally because taking the Fiesta Bowl out of the BCS loop could open up a spot for the Cotton Bowl, played annually at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, in the mix of top-tier bowl games that rotate hosting duties for the BCS National Championship Game.
Here's the latest from the Arizona Republic:
_ Jimmy Burch