Ohio State and Penn State finished 1-2 in the Leaders Division of the Big Ten Division, but neither is eligible for a bowl.
How much money and goodwill could be generated by having the two face off on a neutral field, with all proceeds going to child sexual abuse treatment and prevention? The NCAA probably has a lot of restrictions against such a spontaneous thing or hasn’t even considered this as a possible way for these two teams to give back — which is a part of the problem.
I’m sure the logistics would indeed be formidable.
But if the power principals at all three institutions are serious about changing priorities, this would be a great place to start.
It would make a statement and it would be good for the parties involved.
This doesn’t need to be a game for profit, but instead a bowl game that is dedicated to a good cause.
This could be a bowl game that is something positive to be talked about.
We could call it the “Action Talks Bowl.”
Class of 1994