10 trends that will define college football this decade

10. Grassroots football is here — and growing
Once the NCAA tires of chasing agents, the next big scandal could come from the world of grassroots football. Elite seven-on-seven tournaments have exploded in popularity in the past three years, and — at least for skill-position players — travel football is starting to look an awful lot like travel basketball.
Tournaments take place on college campuses. In many states, high school coaches are forbidden by state associations from participating, leaving others — who may not all have altruistic motives — to supervise large groups of sought-after recruits. Really, what could go wrong?

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8/12/10