In the wake of the Fiesta Bowl's investigative report released today
-- and its immediate firing of CEO John Junker
thereafter -- there's bound to be mountains of scrutiny on the Fiesta Bowl going forward. Today, BCS chairman Bill Hancock
announced that the BCS would consider stripping the Fiesta Bowl of its BCS status.
"The BCS group takes this matter very seriously and will consider whether they keep a BCS bowl game, and we will consider other appropriate sanctions," Hancock told the Arizona Republic.
"If the bowl does remain a BCS bowl its handling of thing [sic] will be closely monitored going forward."
There's no timetable for these sanctions, nor any indication that the BCS is actively pursuing that level of punishment as yet, but the fact that it's even on the table should be terrifying for Fiesta Bowl officials. This isn't an idle threat, either; George Schroeder
of the Register-Guard
is reporting that the BCS will establish a task force and is asking the Fiesta Bowl to demonstrate why it should remain a BCS bowl