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Monday, November 12, 2012
Presidents, commissioners announce final agreement on playoff structure

Bowl Championship Series -- November 12, 2012

Denver, CO -- The BCS Presidential Advisory Committee and the Group of Commissioners today unanimously approved additional details to implement the new four-team playoff for college football's post-season, beginning as scheduled in the 2014-2015 season.

In the group's first meeting since June 26th in Washington, D.C., unanimous agreement was reached to:

"Today's meeting is a unanimous ratification of what we announced last June in Washington, D.C., said Charles Steger, the Chairman of the Presidential Oversight Committee. "I'm delighted that additional details have been resolved and that everything is on track so fans can enjoy the post-season they've been asking for. College football, with its great regular season, is strong and popular -- it's about to get stronger and more popular."

"This format is good for college football in both the short-term and long-term and I think it's great for the game," said Bill Hancock, the Executive Director of the BCS. "The four-team playoff will be wonderfully popular and because fans can't get enough college football, the other bowls will benefit too. I'm proud of how everyone came together and that agreement has been reached."

Additional details, such as the name of the new structure, details of the selection committee, and location for the first playoff games, including the championship game, remain to be announced.