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Style question: I-AA

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Shaggy, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    I'm told it's now "Championship Subdivision" and not "I-AA" anymore.

    So what's the proper style for it now? Is it just Championship Subdivison?
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I don't see anything in the style book. Just stick with I-AA; it's what your readers know.
  3. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    It's the Football Championship Subdivision or FCS.

    Division I-A is now the more familiar Bowl Championship Subdivision or BCS.

    Since they had to change the titles, I would've preferred Playoff Championship Series for the former I-AA.

    I would call it what it is, but make reference to the "former I-AA."
  4. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    I've been wondering about this, too. I remember a few months ago a memo from AP saying it had changed, but to write "NCAA Bowl Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-A)..." whenever it was mentioned. You'd think there would have been enough time since then to drop the "(formerly Division I-A)" part, but obviously not everyone knows of the change yet.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    But, more confusing, not all members of thee Bowl Championship Subdivision (BCS) are members of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS).

    I think I'll stick with I-A and I-AA, thank you very much.
  6. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    That's your decision, but you're deciding to be incorrect.
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    So am I. I also don't call it the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl or the FedEx Orange Bowl.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Don't care if it's correct or not. If Texas Christian University insists on being called Texas Christian on second reference, I'm still calling it TCU.
  9. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

  10. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    As noted in my previous post, there is no Bowl Championship Subdivision. That post was in error.

    And yes, it's confusing as hell.
  11. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Unlike Texas Christian chosing not to be called TCU (though I'm sure TCU sweatshirts are sold and it s on the helmet) it's an official name change. I-AA no longer exists. Calling the FCS I-AA is the same thing as calling the NEXTEL Cup the Winston Cup.

    All I know is that I'm wrong enough without making a clear decision to be wrong.
  12. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    It's becoming a big sticking point among the FCS fans. Mainly, they're spitting fire at some papers that insist on sticking with I-A and I-AA.
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