Adding fifth BCS bowl back in the mix

It seemed like a good -- and simple -- idea. But now, conference commissioners may be at an impasse over the BCS' proposed piggyback plan.

Originally Published: June 2, 2004
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

Piggyback, we hardly knew ye.

The so-called piggyback bowl, the fifth BCS game that would have alternated among the four established bowls, is dying before it ever had the chance to take place. The cause is professional jealousy. The Big 12 and the SEC, and their bowls, the Fiesta and the Sugar, are upset that the Big Ten and the Pacific-10, and their bowl, the Rose, wants special status in the new agreement.

Specifically, the Rose doesn't want the teams from the non-BCS leagues to ...

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