Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Frank Watson
Freelance Columnist 

Pay to Play


January 9, 2020

The bowl season is about over. The last game is Jan. 13, so we will have to watch the pros until February sometime. After that our TVs will be football free for eight months or so. WSU lost to Air Force in the Cheez-it Bowl. I didn’t even know there was a Cheez-it Bowl. There are so many now I have lost track. I remember when going to a bowl was a very big deal. Now all you need is a mediocre season to qualify for a big pay day. The Rose Bowl paid $66 million last year. This year should be even bigger. Even the relatively obscure Cheez-it Bowl paid over a million. That isn’t enough to o...

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