Skipping the bowl a sign of our big-dollars times, college and pro

Herb Gould

The decisions by Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and LSU’s Leonard Fournette to skip their bowl games to ``prepare'' for the NFL draft are a reminder that big-time college sports sports operate in a very complex universe.

On the one hand, it’s sad that, having reached the promised land—what players and coaches supposedly play for, and what fans and alumni ponder feverishly—the bowl trip!—these talented runners are just saying no.

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