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
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
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