The Bowl Championship Series' 'playoff group' has received bids from four cities that want to enter the playoff rotation starting in 2014-15: Atlanta (Chick-fil-A), Dallas (Cotton), Phoenix (Fiesta) and San Diego (Holiday). ...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
Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez is up for a contract extension after an 8-5 debut season with the Wildcats.
Rodriguez, who signed a five-year, $9.55-million contract in December 2011, finished last season with a 39-36 win over USC, a 54-48 overtime loss to Stanford and a 49-48 comeback win over Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl. ...more
Bowl executives from several cities nationwide are expecting an RFP (Request for Proposal) from the BCS folks any day now.
An RFP is the green light to bid for the college football playoff rotation, the chance to join the Rose, Sugar and Orange Bowls in the 12-year, high-payout format starting in the 2014 season. ...more
Oregon State's athletic communications office indicates Beavers coach Mike Riley informed Wisconsin officials that he isn't interested in filling the vacancy created by Bret Bielema's departure to Arkansas. ...more
Revenue distribution will be a chief issue as commissioners meet Monday in Denver to hash out details about the college football playoff in 2014.
The five smaller conferences -- Big East, MAC, Mountain West, Sun Belt and Conference USA -- are expected to receive collective share of 20 percent or more, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions. ...more