North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren heard about his offer to coach the Wolfpack while on the Northern Illinois team bus driving from Detroit to Dekalb. Now Doeren wants to create a championship attitude in the Atlantic Coast Conference. ...more
The "group of five" conferences are working to finalize a three-tier playoff revenue distribution system that rewards the conference with the best team and the conference with the best overall performance, CBSSports.com has learned. ...more
The Mid-American Conference is riding high with hopes of an Orange Bowl appearance if Kent State beats Northern Illinois on Friday night.
The MAC is also taking control of its brand. The league has applied for a trademark of the #MACtion moniker that's popular on Twitter during Tuesday night conference football broadcasts. ...more
The commissioners' discussions last month about adding a seventh playoff bowl has real legs and the concept is not fading, Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco told CBS Sports.
ESPN reported Wednesday the seventh game -- designed to give the five smaller conferences access to the new playoff format starting in 2014 -- was becoming unlikely, in part because of the bowl's lesser worth compared to other access sites. ...more