We’ve had college football games in baseball stadiums and overseas. Now, how about one in a race track?
Dayton International Speedway could end up hosting a college football game. And/or a NFL game. And/or a soccer game. Maybe.
Speaking to the Associated Press on Friday, track president Joie Chitwood said he’s interested in hosting other sporting events at the track, including possible college football games with Florida and Florida State.
The speedway is currently undergoing a massive renovation that will include better seating and more televisions. The project is projected to be completed in January, 2016, and the games would be played on the infield grass in front of the start-finish line.
The sight lines alone could make this a terrible idea. Unless the track hosted both a NASCAR race and a college football game at the same time.
Cearly, the folks in Stillwater are living right.
A week after receiving some, uh, fortuitous calls in their 30-27 win over Texas, No. 21 Oklahoma State was the beneficiary of an officiating error that aided the Cowboys in their 36-34 come-from-behind win over Kansas State on Saturday.
The chain crew incorrectly credited the Cowboys with a first down they did not earn during the second quarter Saturday, directly leading to an Oklahoma State touchdown.
That improper touchdown allowed Oklahoma State to pull within 28-20 just before the half, springboarding the Cowboys on to a comeback win. The Wildcats had won 49 in a row when leading at the half until Saturday.
From the conference:
Big 12 Conference supervisor of officials Walt Anderson acknowledges improper first-down distance enforcement occurred during Saturday’s K-State at Oklahoma State game. During the second-quarter, with the ball at the K-State 45, OSU was flagged for offensive holding during a 41-yard pass completion. After the 10-yard penalty was marked off, moving the ball back to the OSU 45, the chains were mistakingly set for the yard-to-gain.
“Accurracy and adherence to Conference policies and officiating mechanics are vital to the proper administration of the rules in all games,” said Anderson. “Disciplinary actions will be addressed with both the field officials and chain crew.”
The 50-7 debacle on the field was bad enough, but what happened on the Twittersphere sent Saturday into abject disaster territory for the Texas football program.
There was the Texas Rangers misfire tweet calling for Charlie Strong‘s firing, and then there was freshman defensive back Kris Boyd retweeting a missive appealing for him and fellow freshman Malik Jefferson to transfer to Texas A&M.
Strong was, obviously, displeased.
On Sunday, Boyd issued an apology for his ill-advised retweet.
(image via Dr. Saturday)