Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Schlabach: Playoff questions remain
By Mark Schlabach
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Bowl Championship Series was given its death sentence Tuesday, and the jury that sent it to its grave deliberated for less than three hours.
That's how bad college football's current system for determining its national champion really is.
If only the presidents and conference commissioners could bury the BCS before 2014.
Even the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee, which includes 12 university presidents and chancellors and was expected to deliberate long into the night, realized college sports' most important postseason needed to be overhauled. Until now, the presidents have liked the idea of a playoff about as much as budget cuts
After receiving a unanimous recommendation for a seeded, four-team playoff from the sport's conference commissioners and Notre Dame athletics director Jack Swarbrick, the presidents didn't need very long to give it their stamp of approval.
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