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College Football Playoff

The BCS Is Dead, But Does It Matter?

Wayne Coito | Posted 03.09.2014 | Sports
Wayne Coito

The BCS probably couldn't have picked a better year to call it quits, and now college football gets the facelift we've all been waiting for -- or so it appears. As we head toward the College Football Playoff, everyone gets a fair chance, right?

Details Of College Football Playoff Revealed

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — BCS executive director Bill Hancock says the selection committee for the College Football Playoff will try to avoid rem...

Sports Festivus 2013

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.23.2013 | Sports

Sports Festivus is back! The aluminum pole has been dragged out of the crawl space for the second annual HuffPost Sports Festivus celebration. Hol...

College Football Playoff Selection Committee Unveiled

AP | Posted 12.16.2013 | Sports

IRVING, Texas — IRVING, Texas (AP) — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne and Hall of Fame quarterbac...

ESPN Analyst Says Women Don't Belong On College Football Playoff Committee

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports

ESPN college football analyst David Pollack admitted he was about to put his foot in his mouth. Then he went right ahead and stuck it in there. Th...

Condi Rice Set For Major College Football Role

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 10.04.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to be part of the selection committee that will pick the teams fo...

Cowboys Stadium To Host Championship Game

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 06.24.2013 | Sports

PASADENA, Calif. — The grandest stage in sports was too much for the guys who are putting together the College Football Playoff to pass up. The...

REPORT: Site Of First Playoff Championship Game Determined

AP | Posted 04.24.2013 | Sports

PASADENA, Calif. -- The first championship game in the College Football Playoff will be held at Cowboys Stadium. A person familiar with the decision ...

BCS Out, College Football Playoff In

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 06.24.2013 | Sports

PASADENA, Calif. -- The name says it all: College Football Playoff. The major college football conference commissioners named the new postseason sy...

'College Football Playoff' Revealed

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 06.23.2013 | Sports

PASADENA, Calif. — The Bowl Championship Series will be replaced by the College Football Playoff. The BCS conference commissioners announced th...

REPORT: The BCS Replacement Has Been Named

AP | By RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 06.23.2013 | Sports

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- The grandest stage in sports was too much for the guys who are putting together the College Football Playoff to pass up. ...

BCS Playoff System Imploding Bowls

George White | Posted 03.12.2013 | Sports
George White

For those clamoring for a Division I football playoff system and expressing critical indifference to the current bowl system where teams with losing records are "rewarded" with a bowl invite, be patient -- this BCS cartel controlled system itself may be its eventual undoing.

College Football Playoff Details Ironed Out

AP | BY RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 11.13.2012 | Sports

-- The Big East will compete with four conferences that have not had BCS automatic-qualifying status for a guaranteed spot in the lucrative marquee b...

College Football Playoff: A Good Plan, But with Problems and Losers

John Ziegler | Posted 08.28.2012 | Sports
John Ziegler

This new playoff plan still has more than a few important kinks to be worked out. From here, it feels more like an engagement than an actual wedding. It will probably come to full fruition, but there is a good chance at least someone is going to regret it.

We Have a College Football Playoff, But the Damage Is Done: The Top 10 BCS-Era Games We Never Got to Watch

Dan Treadway | Posted 08.27.2012 | Sports
Dan Treadway

I'm as happy as every other fan that college football is finally getting a playoff, but after evaluating what we've missed out on as a result of a lack of it, the question remains: What took you guys so long?

What Now? College Football Playoff FAQ

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 06.27.2012 | Sports

-- A committee of university presidents approved a plan for a four-team college football playoff, starting in 2014. Here's what you need to know abo...

BCS Playoff: The 'One' Plan Which Can Pass and Save College Football

John Ziegler | Posted 08.14.2012 | Sports
John Ziegler

The reason why "plus one" solves the political problems of the currently favored playoff proposals is that it is the only plan which addresses the Rose Bowl dilemma.

Jordan Schultz

NCAA President Mark Emmert On The BCS, NCAA Tournament And Penn State Sex Scandal | Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.06.2012 | Sports

Amid one of the NCAA's biggest scandals of all time and in the days before the controversial BCS National Championship on Jan. 9, The Huffington Post ...

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.

Mark Cuban's College Football Proposal Is Pretty Damn Good

Brian Frederick | Posted 10.28.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Last year, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban became inspired to try to help bring about a college football playoff -- "The more I think about it, the more sense it makes as opposed to buying a baseball team," Cuban said in December.

Justice Department Demands NCAA Explain Football BCS System

AP | By FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 07.04.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department has sent a pointed letter to the NCAA asking why there isn't a playoff system for college football, saying "serio...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

What home field advantage? The road teams won three of the four NFL playoff games this weekend. The only home winner... the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks. Go figure.

Why College Football Fans Really Hate the BCS

Weston Gentry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Weston Gentry

Jocks hate nerds. It's that simple. Jocks are especially peeved when nerds attempt to impose their nerdiness on others as they do in the math-heavy BCS system.

Confessions of a Harris Poll Voter

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Harris Poll voters agree that BCS advocates are primarily TV executives and bowl administrators. They are smart business men and women who have a very definitive bottom line... make money.

Death to the BCS? Here, Here!

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

The forthcoming book Death to the BCS is testament to the deep morass in which college football is now stuck.