The Big 12 will navigate the looming college football playoff as a unique power conference: the only 10-team league, no championship game and no 24-hour channel. The only goal that matters is making a national semifinal. ...more
The ACC is eschewing its $50 million exit fee model in favor of a Grant of Rights, which could solidify the league from the Big Ten or other conference realignment poachers. The league also wants an ACC channel. ...more
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN will soon unveil a joint 24-hour channel. When they do, this could change the way fans watch college's best football. The SEC could surpass the Big Ten and Pac-12 Networks in some areas. ...more
The BCS' 'Request for Proposal' for the college football playoff to more than 30 bowl sites asks for an 85 percent cut on revenue/expense margin after the game and no hosting your own bowl games within seven days of the playoff game. ...more
The Pac-12 appears content at 12 teams, but commissioner Larry Scott still gets a few just-in-case calls on occasion.
Scott said he fields *a good handful of calls, not that many* in a typical year from schools inquiring about membership. ...more
League officials have discussed a multisite alliance among four power conferences -- SEC, Big 12, Big Ten and ACC -- involving rotations to maximize matchups over six years, according to two sources with knowledge of those discussions. The Music City Bowl, Belk Bowl and Alamo Bowl are among sites mentioned. ...more