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89 Fires Reported After Buckeyes' Big Win

Ohio State opens post-BCS era with 42-20 win

(Newser) - "This will go down as one of the great stories in college football history," coach Urban Meyer said after the Ohio State Buckeyes won the first College Football Playoff National Championship last night, beating the Oregon Ducks 42-20 in Arlington, Texas. The Buckeyes overcame two injured Heisman contenders... More »

Bye-Bye, BCS: College Football to Get 4-Team Playoff

Switch will begin in 2014

(Newser) - It wasn't just a dream for BCS haters: College football today formally decided to ditch the much-reviled system of picking a champion and switch to a four-team playoff, reports ESPN . The move takes effect in 2014. Though some details remain to be worked out, the AP says a committee... More »

BCS Officials Move Toward 4-Team Playoff

Plan will be presented to university presidents

(Newser) - The many haters of the BCS system used to determine college football's championship team might soon have reason to celebrate: The BCS commissioners say they have come to a consensus on a model four-team playoff that will be presented to the university presidents next week for approval. More »

Justice Dept. Looking at Legality of BCS System

Feds reviewing request by Orrin Hatch for antitrust inquiry

(Newser) - Trouble for the BCS? The Justice Department says it's considering opening an investigation into the legality of college football's system of picking a champion. In a letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch—he hates the BCS because he says it gives an unfair advantage, and thus a ton of money, to... More »

Why Congress Can Boss Big-Time Sports Around

BCS playoff bill the latest in a long line of similar measures

(Newser) - A House subcommittee ushered through a bill that would keep the BCS from billing its title game as the “national championship,” unless the NCAA institutes a playoff system. Where does Congress get off telling college administrators what to do? Well, sports are considered interstate commerce, according to the... More »

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