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April 21, 1989 | The Inquirer Staff
A proposal for a 16-team national-championship college football playoff beginning in the 1990s has been presented to bowl representatives by the College Football Association, a published report said yesterday. Such a plan could earn participating schools millions of dollars but would virtually eliminate the current bowl system. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that CFA executive director Chuck Neinas unveiled the plan during a closed meeting with eight bowl representatives in Atlanta on Wednesday.
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November 26, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
SINCE NOBODY in the top seven lost last weekend, there wasn't any movement where it matters in the second-to-last College Football Playoff poll. So if the inaugural four-team playoff field were set today, it would still be Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State. TCU remained in front of Ohio State at No. 5, with Baylor holding on to the seventh spot. Some have speculated that Ohio State might be able to move into fourth should it win out, which would mean winning the Big Ten title game against Minnesota, which it already beat on the road, or Wisconsin.
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November 6, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
AMERICA knew there would be a new No. 4 team in the second edition of the new College Football Playoff poll, since Mississippi suffered its second consecutive loss on Saturday. We just weren't sure who it would be. But you didn't need to be Lee Corso to narrow it down to two possibilities: Alabama or Oregon. The 12-member Selection Committee went with Phil Knight's favorite team over your Crimson Tide. In the Associated Press (media) Top 25, which no longer means anything, their positions are reversed.
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November 6, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
It is better than the boondoggle that was the Bowl Championship Series method for deciding a national college football champion. Let's give the College Football Playoff system that much and nothing more. It's kind of like saying it was better when baseball finally decided to use replay for disputed home run calls even as it allowed a perfect game to be wiped out by a botched ruling at first base. Nearly six years passed before baseball finally made things right by instituting an extensive replay system in 2014.
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June 27, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
Some questions and answers about the college football playoff plan approved by the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee on Tuesday in Washington: Q. How does the new system work? A. The presidents approved a four-team seeded playoff. No. 1 will play No. 4, and No. 2 will play No. 3 on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The sites of those games will rotate among the four current BCS bowls - Rose, Orange, Fiesta and Sugar - and two more to be determined. The winners will advance to the championship on the first Monday in January that is six or more days after the last semifinal.
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June 28, 2012 | Mike Kern
DING DONG, THE wicked witch is at long last expired.   So let's have a moment of silence for the BCS, which for the past 14 years (and the next 2) has decided, for better or whatever, which two teams would play for college football's national championship. To listen to the detractors — and there were a few — it's been mostly for the bad. It must have had something to do with Oregon getting left out in 2001. Or maybe that was Miami in 2000? Did I hear Auburn 2004? Of course, it's only fair to point out that the powers that be did occasionally get it right, too. More than once or twice, as a matter of fact.
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June 22, 2012
SO HOW DIFFICULT can it be, really, to figure out a way to expand college football's controversial method of determining a national champion at the highest level from two teams to four? Well, given the fact that your powers that be have taken this long just to get to this point, what's another week or more on the old timetable? I'm all for getting it right. But hasn't this thing been prolonged enough already? The leaders of the 11 major conferences and, of course, still-independent Notre Dame met again Wednesday in Chicago, and reported that they've reached a consensu on a four-team playoff.
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June 22, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
The coordinator for the current Bowl Championship Series said he's not interested in a Swiss marketing firm's plan for a 16-team college football playoff to begin in 2003. "I'm not here to say there will never be a college football playoff," said Roy Kramer, BCS coordinator and commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. "But I don't believe it will be run by someone in Switzerland. " ISL, a Swiss-based marketing and licensing firm, introduced its plan to Kramer last December.
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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.
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May 30, 2013 | Daily News staff and wire reports
NEW ENGLAND Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will have back surgery in June, ESPN reported, citing a source. Gronkowski recently had a fourth surgery on his broken forearm. He is not expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Gronkowski recently had an MRI for a back disk problem from last season, various media outlets reported. In other NFL news: * Two employees of the truck- stop chain owned by the family of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam pleaded guilty in a federal probe of the company's business practices.
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December 13, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chip Kelly's public admiration for Marcus Mariota doesn't necessarily mean the Eagles coach thinks the Oregon star is an NFL franchise quarterback, let alone one whom he would be willing to mortgage the future on by trading up in the draft. But Kelly's effusive praise and the Eagles' continued uncertainty at the position make the prospect an intriguing one, even if the odds of it happening are slim. What would it take to get Mariota? A lot. Would it be worth the price?
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November 26, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
SINCE NOBODY in the top seven lost last weekend, there wasn't any movement where it matters in the second-to-last College Football Playoff poll. So if the inaugural four-team playoff field were set today, it would still be Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State. TCU remained in front of Ohio State at No. 5, with Baylor holding on to the seventh spot. Some have speculated that Ohio State might be able to move into fourth should it win out, which would mean winning the Big Ten title game against Minnesota, which it already beat on the road, or Wisconsin.
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November 8, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
SO, ARE ALL successes created equal? Before knocking off East Carolina last Saturday in rainy South Philly, Temple (5-3, 3-2 American Athletic Conference) hadn't beaten a nationally ranked opponent since 1998. Even though it had 34 chances. So that has to be something, right? Yet in the overall scheme, maybe not as much as most of us outside the locker room would surmise. "I think you need every win," said junior defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis, one of several players whom coach Matt Rhule singled out for their selflessness in helping to make the victory possible over the Pirates, who were ranked 23rd in the College Football Playoff poll.
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November 6, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
AMERICA knew there would be a new No. 4 team in the second edition of the new College Football Playoff poll, since Mississippi suffered its second consecutive loss on Saturday. We just weren't sure who it would be. But you didn't need to be Lee Corso to narrow it down to two possibilities: Alabama or Oregon. The 12-member Selection Committee went with Phil Knight's favorite team over your Crimson Tide. In the Associated Press (media) Top 25, which no longer means anything, their positions are reversed.
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November 6, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
It is better than the boondoggle that was the Bowl Championship Series method for deciding a national college football champion. Let's give the College Football Playoff system that much and nothing more. It's kind of like saying it was better when baseball finally decided to use replay for disputed home run calls even as it allowed a perfect game to be wiped out by a botched ruling at first base. Nearly six years passed before baseball finally made things right by instituting an extensive replay system in 2014.
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July 30, 2014 | By Max Cohen, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHICAGO - Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany says he isn't happy with the NCAA's enforcement process. He discussed the need for improvements Monday on the first day of the conference's media days. Delany said he doesn't think the NCAA has been effective in meting out punishments to schools that are under investigation for violations. Over the last few years, several investigations have dragged on, demonstrating some of the inefficiencies of the process. "It's fairly clear to me that the conferences have to get together and find a mechanism or a process that serves our needs," Delany said.
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May 30, 2013 | Daily News staff and wire reports
NEW ENGLAND Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will have back surgery in June, ESPN reported, citing a source. Gronkowski recently had a fourth surgery on his broken forearm. He is not expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Gronkowski recently had an MRI for a back disk problem from last season, various media outlets reported. In other NFL news: * Two employees of the truck- stop chain owned by the family of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam pleaded guilty in a federal probe of the company's business practices.
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April 25, 2013
The first championship game in the College Football Playoff will be held at Cowboys Stadium. The BCS conference commissioners announced Wednesday that Arlington, Texas, edged Tampa in the bidding to be the site of the first title game in the new playoff system. The game will be held Jan. 12, 2015. COLLEGE BASEBALL: St. Joseph's Fritz Hamburg earned the 100th win of his coaching career as the Hawks rallied from a seven-run first inning deficit to stun visiting Delaware, 12-11, in 10 innings.
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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.
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June 28, 2012 | Mike Kern
DING DONG, THE wicked witch is at long last expired.   So let's have a moment of silence for the BCS, which for the past 14 years (and the next 2) has decided, for better or whatever, which two teams would play for college football's national championship. To listen to the detractors — and there were a few — it's been mostly for the bad. It must have had something to do with Oregon getting left out in 2001. Or maybe that was Miami in 2000? Did I hear Auburn 2004? Of course, it's only fair to point out that the powers that be did occasionally get it right, too. More than once or twice, as a matter of fact.
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