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June 27, 2012 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON - College football will finally have a playoff. Come 2014, the BCS is dead. A committee of university presidents on Tuesday approved the BCS commissioners' plan for a four-team playoff to start in two years. "A four team playoff doesn't go too far," Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger said. "It goes just the right amount. " The move completes a six-month process for the commissioners, who have been working on a new way to determine a major college football champion after years of griping from fans.
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May 26, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Bowl Championship Series officials still are debating a way to add a fifth game to their multimillion-dollar package. BCS chairman Mike Tranghese said yesterday that opinions among the six major BCS conferences and the bowls are changing frequently between models that would add a week to the season and those that would simply add a fifth game. Tranghese said models involving adding a week to the season are meeting resistance from school presidents. Under one model, the championship game would pit the first and second-ranked teams in the BCS standings at the end of the regular season in a second game at the site of one of the current BCS bowls, the Fiesta, Rose, Orange or Sugar.
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May 5, 2011 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has sent a pointed letter to the NCAA asking why there isn't a playoff system for college football, saying "serious questions" continue to be raised about whether the current Bowl Championship Series complies with federal antitrust laws. Critics have urged the department to launch an antitrust investigation into the BCS, saying that it unfairly gives some schools preferential access to the national championship game and top-tier bowls. In a letter this week, the Justice Department's antitrust chief, Christine Varney, asked NCAA president Mark Emmert why college football doesn't use a playoff system to determine its national champion, while other NCAA sports do; what steps the NCAA has taken to create one, and whether Emmert thinks there are aspects of the BCS system that don't serve the interest of fans, schools and players.
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June 25, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Florida State's two national championship trophies were stolen over the weekend, and the school is offering a reward for their return. The Waterford crystal football trophies, awarded for winning the final coaches poll in 1993 and 1999, were taken from their locked wooden-and-glass case outside coach Bobby Bowden's offices. Bowden was out of town yesterday and unavailable for comment. The school is offering a $2,500 reward for information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of whomever took the trophies, campus police Maj. Tom Longo said.
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November 12, 2007 | By MIKE KERN, kernm@phillynews.com
Sometimes, this Bowl Championship Series stuff isn't as complicated as it seems. As expected, Ohio State's loss was everyone else's gain. The Buckeyes moved down from first to seventh in the standings, and the six teams that were behind them - (in order) Louisiana State, Oregon, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and West Virginia - each moved up a spot. Sort of how it works with the polls. Arizona State, Georgia and Virginia Tech round out the top 10. So with 3 weeks left in the season, LSU once again would appear to control its own fate.
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August 7, 1998 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With the Big Ten Conference in a serious expansion mode, commissioner Jim Delany said yesterday that he hoped to know "within months" whether or not Notre Dame would become the 12th member of college football's oldest and most storied league. Without divulging details, Delany reiterated during a media briefing that the conference and the Fighting Irish had had "a thorough exchange of information" that could lead to the end of Notre Dame's standing as an independent in football and a member of the Big East in basketball and other sports.
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May 14, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Leaders of the Bowl Championship Series are nearing agreement on a new, simpler formula to determine who plays in the title game. At meetings in Chicago this week, commissioners of the BCS conferences were enthusiastic about a formula that would only factor in results from the Associated Press poll, the coaches' poll and the average of a number of computer ratings. It would leave out elements such as strength of schedule, number of losses and quality wins, which were all part of last year's formula.
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December 22, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
The Associated Press has told the Bowl Championship Series to stop using its college football poll to determine which teams play for the national title and in the most prestigious bowl games. The BCS has used the AP poll of 65 writers and broadcasters as a component in its rankings since the system was implemented by officials from the Big East, Big 12, Big Ten, Atlantic Coast Conference, Pac-10, Southeastern Conference and Notre Dame in 1998. The AP said such use was never sanctioned and had reached the point where it threatened to undermine the independence and integrity of the poll.
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May 27, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Lindsay Davenport, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova have accepted invitations for the Advanta Championships, Oct. 31 to Nov. 6 at Villanova's Pavilion. Davenport is the world's top-ranked player, Williams is a former No. 1, and Sharapova took the tennis world by storm by winning Wimbledon last year. Amelie Mauresmo is the two-time defending champion. Individual tickets ($15 to $65) go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow at www.advantachampionships.com and 866-836-6475. For VIP packages ($235 to $2,050)
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January 8, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
While there still won't be a playoff in the Bowl Championship Series, the system will definitely be changed again. Commissioners from the 11 Division I-A conferences met for more than 5 hours yesterday to discuss needed changes. The meeting on the first day of the NCAA convention was only the first step. "We just really began conversations," ACC commissioner John Swofford said. "I don't think any of us had the expectations that this would go too awfully far. " The primary issue is determining how to rank teams, especially the two that play for the BCS championship.
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April 24, 2013
The Bowl Championship Series will be replaced by the College Football Playoff in 2014, BCS conference commissioners said Tuesday. The Rose, Sugar, and Orange Bowls will be joined by the Fiesta, Cotton, and Chick-fil-A Bowls in a six-bowl semifinal rotation, according to ESPN. James Madison gave men's basketball coach Matt Brady a four-year contract extension through 2016-17. Brady, who is from Haddon Heights, guided the Dukes to a 21-15 record, their first Colonial Athletic Association tournament title in 19 years, and their first NCAA tournament bid in the same span.
BUSINESS
November 25, 2012 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
ESPN, a division of the Walt Disney Co., has reached an agreement to televise all of the Bowl Championship Series college playoff and championship games through the 2026 football season for about $7.3 billion, or $610 million a year. The 12-year, 84-game deal announced Wednesday includes the Orange, Sugar, and Rose Bowl games and is part of a recent boom in professional and college sports rights as TV networks seek to secure highly watched games for audiences. The Inquirer reported on Sunday that ESPN, Fox Sports, Comcast/NBC, Turner, and CBS had agreed over the last 20 months to pay $72.4 billion for the national rights to televise live games well into the next decade.
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June 27, 2012 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON - College football will finally have a playoff. Come 2014, the BCS is dead. A committee of university presidents on Tuesday approved the BCS commissioners' plan for a four-team playoff to start in two years. "A four team playoff doesn't go too far," Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger said. "It goes just the right amount. " The move completes a six-month process for the commissioners, who have been working on a new way to determine a major college football champion after years of griping from fans.
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May 5, 2011 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has sent a pointed letter to the NCAA asking why there isn't a playoff system for college football, saying "serious questions" continue to be raised about whether the current Bowl Championship Series complies with federal antitrust laws. Critics have urged the department to launch an antitrust investigation into the BCS, saying that it unfairly gives some schools preferential access to the national championship game and top-tier bowls. In a letter this week, the Justice Department's antitrust chief, Christine Varney, asked NCAA president Mark Emmert why college football doesn't use a playoff system to determine its national champion, while other NCAA sports do; what steps the NCAA has taken to create one, and whether Emmert thinks there are aspects of the BCS system that don't serve the interest of fans, schools and players.
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April 29, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The conference representatives who run the Bowl Championship Series intend to take a look at going to a "plus-one" format, which would match four teams in a mini-playoff after the bowls conclude. The BCS commissioners, meeting in Hollywood, Fla., yesterday, said no changes would be made in the formula used to select teams. They said they would take up the "plus-one" plan tomorrow. But that plan appears dead on arrival. It requires unanimous approval from the 11 major conferences and independent Notre Dame, and the Big Ten and Pacific Ten have made clear that they oppose it. The other conferences have been noncommittal.
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November 12, 2007 | By MIKE KERN, kernm@phillynews.com
Sometimes, this Bowl Championship Series stuff isn't as complicated as it seems. As expected, Ohio State's loss was everyone else's gain. The Buckeyes moved down from first to seventh in the standings, and the six teams that were behind them - (in order) Louisiana State, Oregon, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and West Virginia - each moved up a spot. Sort of how it works with the polls. Arizona State, Georgia and Virginia Tech round out the top 10. So with 3 weeks left in the season, LSU once again would appear to control its own fate.
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May 27, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Lindsay Davenport, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova have accepted invitations for the Advanta Championships, Oct. 31 to Nov. 6 at Villanova's Pavilion. Davenport is the world's top-ranked player, Williams is a former No. 1, and Sharapova took the tennis world by storm by winning Wimbledon last year. Amelie Mauresmo is the two-time defending champion. Individual tickets ($15 to $65) go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow at www.advantachampionships.com and 866-836-6475. For VIP packages ($235 to $2,050)
SPORTS
January 8, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
While there still won't be a playoff in the Bowl Championship Series, the system will definitely be changed again. Commissioners from the 11 Division I-A conferences met for more than 5 hours yesterday to discuss needed changes. The meeting on the first day of the NCAA convention was only the first step. "We just really began conversations," ACC commissioner John Swofford said. "I don't think any of us had the expectations that this would go too awfully far. " The primary issue is determining how to rank teams, especially the two that play for the BCS championship.
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December 24, 2004 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The next time you hear a college football coach babbling about how special it is for his team to be going to a bowl game, consider this: There are 28 bowl games, so among the 117 Division I-A schools, 56 of them, or nearly half that field teams, get to play in the postseason. A team must have a winning record to be bowl eligible. Excluding South Carolina and Clemson - which banned themselves from bowl games because of their ugly brawl after their last game - 57 were bowl eligible.
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December 22, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
The Associated Press has told the Bowl Championship Series to stop using its college football poll to determine which teams play for the national title and in the most prestigious bowl games. The BCS has used the AP poll of 65 writers and broadcasters as a component in its rankings since the system was implemented by officials from the Big East, Big 12, Big Ten, Atlantic Coast Conference, Pac-10, Southeastern Conference and Notre Dame in 1998. The AP said such use was never sanctioned and had reached the point where it threatened to undermine the independence and integrity of the poll.
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