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Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, is a "virtual lock" to host the first championship game in college football's new four-team playoff, sources said.
Wednesday was the deadline to submit bids to host the championship on Jan. 12, 2015 and only the North Texas and Tampa Bay, Fla., communities submitted bids, sources said.
PODCAST Brett McMurphy joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss college football's national championship game coming to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
The BCS commissioners will meet April 23-25 in Pasadena, Calif., to officially announce the first championship site and other details about the upcoming playoff.