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September 8, 2013

The future of the BCS

NORMAN — “New Years will never be the same,” College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock said while speaking to journalism school alumni and the public about the future of the BCS and the current state of college football Saturday at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. “Everyone will have to make sure the New Years party they’re at has a television!”

Calling himself one of the luckiest guys in sports, Hancock explained how the end of the BCS was really the beginning of an exciting and different college football format with the creation of college football playoffs. Set to entertain fans beginning in the 2014-2015 football season, two semifinals at the Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl will air on New Years Day and lead to a championship Jan. 12, 2015 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

“At first the BCS was very well recieved, but after a few years we had to make changes in the selection process, and since then the public has been a bit weary and demanded more change,” Hancock said and went on to explain that the College Football Playoff hoped to answer public demands of more football while maintaining the importance of the regular football season.

“Other sports focus most of their attention on the playoffs/postseason. College football has always taken the view that every game in the reagular season matters. Think about how many Sooners come back just for a football game. The regular season brings the community together,” Hancock said.

Under the new system, the regular season will remain as important as it always has as regular season match-ups, and in turn overall team performance will dictate selection of playoff teams. Four teams will be selected to play in two semifinals that lead to one championship. Semifinal locations will rotate year to year between Sugar, Rose, Orange, Cotton, Chick-fil-a and Fiesta Bowls.

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