BCS Playoffs: GAME ON?

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BCS Playoffs: GAME ON? Tuesday, April 24, 2012 9:33 PM (permalink)
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If Football Bowl Subdivision conference commissioners and the sport's other power brokers approve a four-team playoff to determine college football's national champion, the semifinals and the national championship game will be played at neutral sites and the BCS bowl games will be played closer to New Year's Day, a source familiar with the negotiations told ESPN.com on Tuesday.
 
Commissioners of the 11 FBS conferences, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick and other network TV and college football officials are meeting in Hollywood, Fla., this week to discuss the future of the BCS.
 
The source said he believed the commissioners "are too far out on a limb to turn back now," but said there were still many details yet to be finalized. A final decision on the BCS isn't expected this week, but the commissioners and other officials are expected to begin hammering out many of the details of a four-team playoff.

 
http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7851441/source-bcs-exploring-neutral-site-4-team-playoff-format
 
 
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Re:BCS Playoffs: GAME ON? Wednesday, April 25, 2012 9:19 AM (permalink)
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Understand the campus sites not being used for national semifinals but not thrilled about the "only conference champions should play in title game" idea getting little support 
 
Just makes no sense IMO and, if Michigan didn't win the B1G, I wouldn't agree with us playing in a BCS title game...just sayin'
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Re:BCS Playoffs: GAME ON? Wednesday, April 25, 2012 10:16 AM (permalink)
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Not a fan of the "neutral sites" idea, unless they add a Midwest site to the mix and the higher seed gets a regional site.
 
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Re:BCS Playoffs: GAME ON? Wednesday, April 25, 2012 10:53 AM (permalink)
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im For ANY playoff scenerio. Top 4 is perfect, IMO, dont care where they play.
 
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Re:BCS Playoffs: GAME ON? Sunday, May 06, 2012 11:58 AM (permalink)
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http://m.espn.go.com/ncf/story?storyId=7851633



Michigan coach Brady Hoke, whose Wolverines defeated Virginia Tech 23-20 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans last season, said it's only fair that some of the games are played in the Midwest.

"This isn't golf," Hoke said. "This is football. Football is played in all kinds of environments and climates."

But a source familiar with the negotiations told ESPN.com that conference commissioners have all but ruled out playing the semifinal games at the higher-seeded teams' home stadiums because some of the FBS teams' stadiums aren't big enough to accommodate larger crowds. An inadequate number of hotel rooms and lack of infrastructure in some college towns are also concerns.

"As romantic as it would be to have the semifinal games played on campus, and it would certainly fit into what college football is about, it's just too much to overcome logistically," the source said.

Hoke worries that playing the semifinals and championship game at neutral sites might put too much of a financial burden on fans and players' parents.

"Let's say we go play LSU and we're going down there and the next week we're going to Seattle," Hoke said. "How are [Wolverines quarterback] Denard Robinson's parents going to afford to get there?"


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Re:BCS Playoffs: GAME ON? Sunday, May 06, 2012 1:44 PM (permalink)
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If they aren't going to play the games on campus they need to play them at regional sites. The existing bowl locations are not "neutral"
 
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Re:BCS Playoffs: GAME ON? Sunday, May 06, 2012 1:49 PM (permalink)
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Eventually, they will have to go to an 8 game playoff, and it will require conference champions. 4 is just a step to 8...
And why is ND even in the discussion? Are they going to, once again, get special consideration? like if Nd is in the top 8 of the bcs, they get an auto to the final 4?
But if they don't, perhaps they finally get pushed to a conference?
 
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Re:BCS Playoffs: GAME ON? Sunday, May 06, 2012 1:52 PM (permalink)
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Eventually, they will have to go to an 8 game playoff, and it will require conference champions. 4 is just a step to 8...
And why is ND even in the discussion? Are they going to, once again, get special consideration? like if Nd is in the top 8 of the bcs, they get an auto to the final 4?
But if they don't, perhaps they finally get pushed to a conference?

I`m sure they will. Why the conferences allow ND to mooch off the system I have no idea. They aren't the draw they use to be and haven't truly been relevant in years.
 
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Re:BCS Playoffs: GAME ON? Monday, May 07, 2012 4:30 PM (permalink)
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I kinda like it that way with ND, thinking they are still all that and then some, but really, nobody really cares about them since the 80's!!! hahaaahahahaaa
 
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