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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:41 pm 
Well, perhaps that's the fear. But if the pool of money expands significantly, it might still be more profitable even if they have to share some of it.

An example worth studying would be the NCAA Div I BB Tourney. $$$ have gone through the roof. But the NCAA takes a big cut, and it has spurned a huge movement of schools up to D-I. Overall, though, I think the Div I schools from the "power conferences" probably think that the 64-team March madness has greatly increased interest and revenues for the sport.

Even if the fear is that undeserving entities will try to get their paws on the money, it would seem that the same perrenial FB powers are still going to dominate any tournament. The marginal conferences are only occasionally have a shot at the at-large spots.

I know my idea isn't perfect, but it just seems that from the NCAA BB experience, there is a ton of money to be made by the colleges and TV networks, if they could pull this off.... I think next year we have effectively a 5+0
The next evolution may be 3 + 2 semis = a final the following week = 6 games. If this gets instituted, it will eventually evolve into a seeded tourney, in my opinion.


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Location: Portland! (and about time!)
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dufresne21nov21,1,4098889.story?coll=la-headlines-sports&ctrack=1&cset=true

Evidently, the real problem with the BCS is that the main observers are too old to know how to program a VCR, too lame to get DirecTV or Dish Network, and don't tell each other which house to gather at to catch a game.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:04 pm 
BCS perspective at this point from Penn State country:

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/sports/colleges/13307213.htm


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:20 am 
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Looks like SEC presidents plan to discuss FB playoff this May.Link at http://sports.tbo.com/sports/MGB92LN9QZE.html


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:01 am 
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I sure hope the SEC Presidents will be convinced to push for a playoff. If any conference can drive major college football to playoff its the SEC. This was mentioned on ESPN Sport Center this morning as well.

I have a plan for the SEC to consider as a replacement for the BCS that included the bowls.

Keep the current four BCS bowls and eliminate the fifth BCS bowl.

Keep 8 BCS bids and have a playoff with all 8 schools in the playoff ending up in the four New Year's day BCS bowls.

The championship game could rotate as usual between all four bowls and the 6 teams that did not make the championship bowl would play in the three consolation bowls.

Less use last years 8 BCS bowl teams and use the BCS ranking for the playoff to take place during the boring December time frame that no teams play.

Highest ranked teams get to host the first four games.

1 ranked Ohio State host 8 ranked Wake Forest

2 ranked Florida host 7 ranked Boise State

3 ranked Michigan host 6 ranked Oklahoma

4 ranked USC host 5 ranked Louisville

Upsets could occur however will use the highest seeds as winners in this example

Second week of playoff in December

Florida host Michigan

Ohio State host USC

All 8 BCS schools return back to the four BCS bowls during New years.

Louisville plays Wake Forest in Orange Bowl (consolation game)

Michigan plays Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl (consolation game)

USC plays Boise State in the Rose Bowl (consolation game)

Fiesta plays host the championship game with Florida verses Ohio State

Same scenario here as the BCS selected last year, however, both Florida and Ohio State would have earned the right to play in the championship Bowl.

All other bowls could be played as usual.

The 8 BCS teams would get to be in a playoff and end up back in a bowl as well.

The big four bowls could remain the same as today.

What we get in this plan is a playoff and keep all the bowls at the same time.













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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:39 am 
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Good interview with the Florida Pres - Bernie Machen

http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/story/10105947


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:40 am 
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BCS ponders more changes (but don't mention 'playoff' yet)

http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/story/10149591

NEW ORLEANS -- BCS commissioners came away from their annual meeting with orders from the top.

BCS coordinator Mike Slive wants his peers to "start thinking about the process of the next go-round." Translated, that means a year from now, commissioners will be entering negotiations on a new TV deal with Fox (which holds the rights to the Sugar, Fiesta and Orange through the 2010 bowls).

Which way do they want their creation to head? To another network? To a playoff? Both?

Slive, the SEC commissioner, never used the p-word during the three-day meeting that ended Wednesday. But he did ask fellow commissioners to start the discussion in their conferences about the future of the postseason.

That future ultimately seems headed toward a playoff, but will it be three years or 30? Slive is open to anything, including the status quo. In the first year of the double-hosting format, there was relatively little controversy with the addition of a fifth BCS bowl.

"We need to see if this system works. I view this as a beginning of a process to fully evaluate postseason football, with an open mind," Slive said. "We're old enough now. We've moved out of our infancy into early adolescence."

The Bowl Championship Series turns 10 this year with the national championship game here on Jan. 7. In the BCS era, the game has reached a high point in popularity. It set an attendance record last year, while TV ratings have increased, almost across the board.

Slive became a convert to reevaluating the postseason when undefeated SEC champion Auburn was not allowed to play for the national championship in 2004. Since then, he has gently pushed for at least an examination of the process.

The first year of double hosting in January produced one of the best college games of all time (Boise State over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl). But there was a pregnant pause in the week between that and the national championship game won by Florida.

This city will double host both the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 and the championship game six days later.

"I would think we've have another year evaluating the second year of the current model," Slive said. "I would hope (then) we'd have some better sense about people thinking about their future."

BCS notes
• The two-team limit per conference was upheld by the commissioners. Wisconsin, at 11-1, qualified last season out of the Big Ten but it was trumped by Ohio State and Michigan, which went to BCS bowls.

• No change was made in the criteria that allow a runner-up team from a conference to play for a national championship. Nebraska didn't even win its division in 2001 but played for the national championship. With the advent of divisional play, commissioners don't want to penalize a team that could finish ranked No. 2 and not play in a conference championship game but play for the national championship.

• It's no secret that Dallas (Cotton Bowl), Orlando (Citrus Bowl) and Atlanta (Chick-fil-A Bowl) are interested in joining the BCS. There are no current openings, but membership is always being evaluated. A playoff could compel the commissioners to add a fifth bowl.

• Contingency plans to move the Sugar Bowl again in case of a major storm again were discussed. The easiest solution would be moving the game on a temporary basis to Atlanta. That's where the game was played after the 2005 season following Katrina.

• The next date of significance on the BCS calendar is early June, when SEC presidents meet in Destin, Fla. Florida president Bernie Machen has created a stir lately by calling for a playoff. However, Slive said, "I don't anticipate coming out of Destin with a definite position of the SEC."

• How badly was the SEC scarred by Auburn being left out in 2004? Slive has created a saying: "Remember Auburn."



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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 8:21 am 
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BCS ponders more changes (but don't mention 'playoff' yet)

http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/story/10149591

NEW ORLEANS -- BCS commissioners came away from their annual meeting with orders from the top.

BCS coordinator Mike Slive wants his peers to "start thinking about the process of the next go-round." Translated, that means a year from now, commissioners will be entering negotiations on a new TV deal with Fox (which holds the rights to the Sugar, Fiesta and Orange through the 2010 bowls).

Which way do they want their creation to head? To another network? To a playoff? Both?

Slive, the SEC commissioner, never used the p-word during the three-day meeting that ended Wednesday. But he did ask fellow commissioners to start the discussion in their conferences about the future of the postseason.

That future ultimately seems headed toward a playoff, but will it be three years or 30? Slive is open to anything, including the status quo. In the first year of the double-hosting format, there was relatively little controversy with the addition of a fifth BCS bowl.

"We need to see if this system works. I view this as a beginning of a process to fully evaluate postseason football, with an open mind," Slive said. "We're old enough now. We've moved out of our infancy into early adolescence."

The Bowl Championship Series turns 10 this year with the national championship game here on Jan. 7. In the BCS era, the game has reached a high point in popularity. It set an attendance record last year, while TV ratings have increased, almost across the board.

Slive became a convert to reevaluating the postseason when undefeated SEC champion Auburn was not allowed to play for the national championship in 2004. Since then, he has gently pushed for at least an examination of the process.

The first year of double hosting in January produced one of the best college games of all time (Boise State over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl). But there was a pregnant pause in the week between that and the national championship game won by Florida.

This city will double host both the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 and the championship game six days later.

"I would think we've have another year evaluating the second year of the current model," Slive said. "I would hope (then) we'd have some better sense about people thinking about their future."

BCS notes
• The two-team limit per conference was upheld by the commissioners. Wisconsin, at 11-1, qualified last season out of the Big Ten but it was trumped by Ohio State and Michigan, which went to BCS bowls.

• No change was made in the criteria that allow a runner-up team from a conference to play for a national championship. Nebraska didn't even win its division in 2001 but played for the national championship. With the advent of divisional play, commissioners don't want to penalize a team that could finish ranked No. 2 and not play in a conference championship game but play for the national championship.

• It's no secret that Dallas (Cotton Bowl), Orlando (Citrus Bowl) and Atlanta (Chick-fil-A Bowl) are interested in joining the BCS. There are no current openings, but membership is always being evaluated. A playoff could compel the commissioners to add a fifth bowl.

• Contingency plans to move the Sugar Bowl again in case of a major storm again were discussed. The easiest solution would be moving the game on a temporary basis to Atlanta. That's where the game was played after the 2005 season following Katrina.

• The next date of significance on the BCS calendar is early June, when SEC presidents meet in Destin, Fla. Florida president Bernie Machen has created a stir lately by calling for a playoff. However, Slive said, "I don't anticipate coming out of Destin with a definite position of the SEC."

• How badly was the SEC scarred by Auburn being left out in 2004? Slive has created a saying: "Remember Auburn."


As a Big East fan, I would love to see the conference lobby for a BCS bowl in a northern location. We get do much criticism that we don't travel well, but we have a lot farther to travel to any of these bowls. New York City is the #1 tourist attraction at any time of year - but especially on New Year's Eve - & would be a great destination for a bowl game either in the Meadowlands or at one of the new baseball stadiums for the Yankees or the Mets. Same for Boston, Philly, or Washington. If the NFL can have playoff games in outdoor stadiums in January, why not college football? In the Midwest, why not Chicago, Pittsburgh, or one of the domed stadiums like Indianapolis or Pontiac, MI?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:04 am 
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Pac 10 Commissioner says flat out that if BCS goes to a plus one format the Pac 10 will leave BCS.Link at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19985785


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:16 pm 
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Article out of New Orleans where BCS Guru Jerry Palm believes that the BCS Championship game will be between Ohio State and either LSU or Virginia Tech with Virginia Tech having a slight edge with the computers.Link at http://blog.nola.com/times-picayune/2007/12/lsu_could_be_in_bcs_title_game.html


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Reprint of recent NYTimes article reporting that BCS commissioners will discuss Plus One format this coming April.Link at http://www.theledger.com/article/20071203/news/712030436/1002/RSS01&source=RSS


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:11 am 
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Reprint of recent LATimes article discussing college FB playoff possibilities and the recent decision by Myles Brand to publicly back a "plus-one" idea.
Link at http://dailycamera.com/news/2007/dec/29/playoff-system-a-long-shot-in-foreseeable-future


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