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
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
Texas football has similar resources to Alabama, and their coaches and athletic directors are the same age. But while the Tide has 35 wins and three national titles in the last four years, Texas has 22 wins during that span. But Texas AD DeLoss Dodds is determined to get Texas back on top. ...more
The Capital One Bowl chose Georgia over Texas A&M and Heisman winner Johnny Manziel, in part because of the bowl's relationship with the SEC. The Capital One Bowl CEO says he has no regrets over the decision. ...more
As the SEC and Big 12 near a decision on the Champions Bowl site, the loser between the two finalists will likely have a cushy consolation prize -- a spot in the college football playoff rotation.
But it*s tough to replace 70-plus years of SEC tradition with the Sugar Bowl, which could give New Orleans the edge over the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, according to two bowl officials. ...more
The Sugar and Cotton Bowls are in a 'dead heat' for the rights to host the Champions Bowl that pits winners from the SEC and Big 12 as part of the playoff format following the 2014 season, according to a source with direct knowledge of this week's meetings between the conferences. ...more