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Bowl Championship Series

The Sorry Story of College Rankings and Ratings

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 02.01.2015 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

The incredible diversity of mission, students, and programs that make it impossible to rank schools is the foundation of the great strength of the best higher education system in the world.

What You Need to Know About the New College Football Playoffs

Emily Cornelius | Posted 10.20.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

Back in 2008 when the then President-Elect Obama was asked about college football and how they determine a national champion, he explained that an eight-team championship would be the ideal playoff.

Former Fiesta Bowl Chief Sentenced In Campaign Contribution Scheme

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — A former longtime Fiesta Bowl chief executive was sentenced to eight months in federal prison on Thursday after acknowledging that he...

What Exactly Is the BCS and How Does One Win It?

Quora | Posted 02.04.2013 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Riley Patterson, BCS Apologist To understand the BCS, it's important to know about the ...

College Football Playoff Is Here -- But Students and Taxpayers Should Not Be Happy

Brian Frederick | Posted 08.26.2012 | Sports
Brian Frederick

While most fans are celebrating the official announcement of a four-team playoff, keep in mind that college football remains firmly in the control of a cartel that cares more about protecting its own profits than fairly and equitably maximizing revenues for the benefit of all.

Will There FINALLY Be College Football Playoffs?

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 08.20.2012 | Sports

CHICAGO — The BCS commissioners are backing a playoff plan with the sites for the national semifinals rotating among the major bowl games and a ...

Watching the Bowl Championship Series? Give Money to Your Favorite Charity at the Same Time!

Bill_Robinson | Posted 02.21.2012 | Impact

There's a new high-tech start-up in Austin, Texas, called that has a different twist: empowering 'micro-donations' over the Internet while also tying in those donations to a fan's sports, entertainment or even routine (think a Starbucks in the morning) passions.

NCAA Ready To Pay Athletes?

AP | By FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 12.24.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- NCAA President Mark Emmert backed a proposal to allow conferences to increase grants to student athletes by $2,000, "to more closely app...

Congress Should Investigate Conference Realignment Decisions

Brian Frederick | Posted 11.23.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

It's up to the public to ask of these university leaders: which is more important -- television revenues for entertainment or public subsidies for education? Because the two are diametrically opposed.

BCS Selects Bowl Dates

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 08.07.2011 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — The Bowl Championship Series has chosen dates for its five bowl games in an effort to avoid conflicts that could arise because of ...

USC Stripped Of 2004 BCS National Championship

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.06.2011 | Sports

The Bowl Championship Series stripped Southern California of its 2004 title on Monday, leaving that season without a BCS champion. The announcement w...

BCS Will Consider Stripping USC Of 2004 Title

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 07.26.2011 | Sports

-- Now that the NCAA has denied Southern California's appeal to reduce sanctions imposed on its football program, Bowl Championship Series officials ...

Fiesta Bowl Fined $1 Million, Stays In BCS

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 07.11.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON — At the cost of a $1 million fine, the Fiesta Bowl will keep its place in the Bowl Championship Series. The BCS presidential oversi...

Utah Attorney General To Sue BCS

Posted 06.20.2011 | Sports

Utah's attorney general says he has decided to file suit against college football's Bowl Championship Series, claiming it's "an illegal monopoly" that...

TCU/Boise St. Championship Will End Hopes for All Mid-Majors

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Richard Allen Smith

Nothing would do more to strengthen the clout of the system than an undefeated TCU or Boise State making it to the big game.

Busting the BCS: 9 Ways to Fix College Football

David Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Parker

As it turns out, there may be a better way to rank college football teams than by combining the opinions of 114 journalists, 59 coaches and 6 computers programmed in the dead of night by extras from Sneakers.

Do College Football Bowl Games Violate Their Tax-Exempt Status? | FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

From the Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP)--Opponents of how college football crowns its champion accused three of the nation's premier bowls of viol...

How the BCS Already "Interferes" With Academics

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Bowl Championship Series' defenders claim that a playoff system would "interfere" with the academic calendars of the schools. Except that it wouldn't have to.

College Football Sold Out Tradition Long Ago

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

College football and the Bowl Championship Series sold out the "great traditions" long ago in the name of corporate sponsorship and television contracts.

BCS Antitrust Investigation? Justice Department May Probe Bowl Championship Series

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering several steps that would review the legality of the controversial Bowl Championship Series,...

BCS, Colleges, NewsCorp Spend A Fortune Lobbying College Football Playoff Proposals

Center for Responsive Politics | Dave Levinthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Resolution 390 will not result in troop deployments to Afghanistan, an overhaul of the U.S. health care system or the bolstering of an economy i...

Ari Fleischer's BCS Job: Stop A College Football Playoff

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

On Monday, just after noon, I received a telephone call from Ari Fleischer, the former press secretary to George W. Bush. In ordinary times, Fleischer...

BCS House Vote: Congress To Vote On College Football Playoff

Wall Street Journal | JOHN D. MCKINNON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

House lawmakers are gearing up for a vote as soon as next week on a bill aimed at forcing a national college-football playoff. Approval of the legi...

A Playoff or the BCS?

Bill Hancock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Bill Hancock

Perhaps the best reason for supporting the BCS can be summed up in three words: every game counts.

Making the BCS Slightly Less of a Mess

Dan Shanoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dan Shanoff

As the college football regular season reaches its climax this weekend, here are four suggestions I would make to Ari Fleischer and the BCS to more effectively manage public perception.