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Kelso Sturgeon has been a professional handicapper for 40 years and has a deep understanding of all facets of the game, be it football, basketball, baseball or horse racing. He's worked as a football scout in the SEC and studied under Hall of Fame coaches like Alabama's Bear Bryant, winner of five national titles and Hank Stram of the Kansas City Chiefs, who won the 1970 Super Bowl. He's been a Regional Sports Editor for the Associated Press, worked as a successful jockey agent and authored several books teaching people how to be a handicapper, including the bestseller, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SPORTS BETTING. Kelso also understands that to be a successful handicapper means knowing the business of gambling, and to that end he is personal friends with most of the big linesmakers in Las Vegas and gets the daily scoop on what is happening on the other side of the counter. There is no one better qualifed to be your personal handicapper than Kelso Sturgeon.

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Around FCS: Finding playoff room for the little guys

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - It may still be near the middle of the year Football Championship Subdivision teams, but fans, administrators, coaches and players alike - whether they admit it, not - are already trying to make sense of the 2009 playoff picture.

One of the big topics of discussion this time of year is how many bids a particu conference will get. Is your league a one-bid conference, a multiple-berth leagu or are you one of the greedy conferences wanting to gobble up four or five spots

Leagues such as the Colonial Athletic Association, the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Southern Conference and the Big Sky frequently land berths beyon their automatic bids, while other leagues know it is a good year when they score more than one playoff berth.

But things could become more complicated this season with some teams non-power leagues making a case for their possible inclusion in the playoffs.

Some of those bigger leagues might not want to admit it, but there are some pret good clubs from leagues like the MEAC and the Patriot League that are clamoring for respect. And ultimately, the NCAA Division I football committee will have to weigh whether teams with possible 10-1 or 9-2 records deserve as much considerat as some 8-3 or - heaven forbid - 7-4 school from a league like the CAA.

I've been thinking about this subject a lot in the past few days as I prepare to cover Saturday afternoon's showdown between No. 17 Colgate and No. 22 Holy Cross at the Crusaders' Fitton Field in Worcester, MA.

One of these two teams is likely to lay claim to the PL's auto bid, though Lafay is another team that is going to have a say about who wins this competitive leag

But what happens if Colgate loses to Holy Cross, or Lafayette and ends up with a 10-1 record? What if Colgate goes undefeated, but Holy Cross, or Lafayette finis up 9-2?

The same could be said for the MEAC, where South Carolina State and Florida A&M have shown themselves to be quality teams. South Carolina State took control of the MEAC last weekend with a resounding 35-20 victory over FAMU and it looks lik Morgan State, still undefeated in league, is the last team with a reasonable sho at knocking off the Bulldogs in their quest for back-to-back MEAC titles.

But what about Florida A&M? Do the Rattlers deserve to be on the sidelines for the playoffs when their only losses may be to a top-10 SCSU squad and an FBS Mia team that is ranked eighth in the Associated Press Top-25?

It will be hard for any committee member to look FAMU coach Joe Taylor in the ey and say that some 7-4 team from a power conference deserves a playoff bid before his Rattlers.

Some will argue the strength of schedule mantra until they pass out, but some schools don't have much wiggle room in their schedules. They have to play the teams that are in their leagues and there are a host of reasons, from traditiona rivalries, to money games, to other concerns why that schedules work out the way they do.

Other people like to put down certain leagues as being weak when they don't even see these schools play on a regular basis.

Take teams like Colgate, Holy Cross and Lafayette. These schools have long-stand scheduling agreements with teams from the Ivy League, due to tradition, geograph and institutional similarities.

To those who think they play good football in the Patriot League, or Ivy League, I invite you to come with me and watch these schools play in person sometime. Ho many teams from the power conferences can say that they had a fourth-string quarterback (Andrew Hatch) transfer from a school like Harvard and end up starti for a defending BCS champion like LSU?

Lafayette rolled through four of the best Ivy League teams, Penn, Yale, Columbia and Harvard, without a loss.

"They ought to just go ahead and give Lafayette the trophy as the Ivy League champion," Penn coach Al Bagnoli said this week. "They've earned it. They beat everybody."

The only loss for the Leopards thus far was a 19-13 setback to No. 23-ranked Liberty, the two-time defending champions of the Big South. If Lafayette goes 9-2, you would think coach Frank Tavani can make a case for his team making the playoffs.

Holy Cross has wins over Harvard and Northeastern. The victory over the CAA's Northeastern was as dominant as any of the wins that CAA contenders have scored against the Huskies this season. The only loss for coach Tom Gilmore and the Crusaders was a three-point decision to a Brown team that should battle to the end for an Ivy League title.

Holy Cross, with senior quarterback Dominic Randolph back for one more year, is probably a slight favorite on Saturday against a Colgate team that edged the Crusaders 28-27 last year in Hamilton, N.Y. But should the Crusaders lose a close game again to Colgate, why shouldn't they be a playoff participant by winning out?

Colgate hasn't played the toughest schedule, but all the Raiders have done is win. They are the only 7-0 team in FCS and have won 15 of their past 16 games, with a playoff loss to Villanova being the only blemish during that period.

Should the Raiders come up short on Saturday at Holy Cross, I have a hard time believing anyone will leave coach Dick Biddle and company on the playoff sidelines with a 10-1 record.

The teams from the MEAC and the Patriot League can keep the pressure on the committee to present a more diversified postseason field by doing two things, playing well against the competition they do face and continuing to win games.

Everything else is out of these league's hands.

10/23/2009 5:23:26 PM