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
Northern Illinois busted the BCS with an Orange Bowl appearance but came up short in a 31-10 loss to Florida State. The Huskies believe they still belong in the conversation and might be better in 2013. ...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
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
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
The ACC is currently working out a 2014 football schedule with Notre Dame and won't see a jump to 16 teams -- unless the Irish want to abandon independence and join the eight-game scheduling fold. ...more