Conference title games are a charade

This weekend's ACC and Big 12 conference title games are nothing more than glorified scrimmages and money-grabbing ventures (sort of like NFL preseason games).

We don't need them. Great performances over a season should be rewarded -- not cheapened by these conference title games.

Virginia Tech and Texas have had great seasons, but those seasons are at risk against mediocre teams and for no apparent reason, other than cash.