College Football Playoff

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Ishveen Jolly, founder and chief executive of OpenSponsorship. Fisher and Russo also discuss the state of the National Basketball Association as it reached its All-Star Game, rising prospects in motorsports for both Nascar and Formula 1, a $100m fundraising round for WSC Sports, the College Football Playoff’s decision to stand pat with a four-team format, and opioid issues surrounding Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels.
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Lack of consensus around specifics for change keeps four-team format in place

Open letter from college conference commissioner brings some of the private discussions about event expansion into public view

Championship game is most-watched program on American cable in two years

Sharp divide remains regarding logistics of growth beyond four-team format

A team could advance to the College Football Playoff national championship and ultimately win the tournament by virtue of their opponents having to forfeit due to Covid-19 outbreaks, it has been announced

Presence of undefeated Bearcats, not part of college football's blue bloods, likely to provide further impetus to expand championship event

College Football Playoff's board of managers have voted to move forward with a feasibility study for an expanded 12-team playoff

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Mark Tatum, National Basketball Association deputy commissioner and chief operating officer. Eric and Chris also discuss the National Football League’s developing plans in Germany, Major League Baseball’s rising on-field integrity and competition issues, heightened activity in the global data market, and recommended expansion for the College Football Playoff.
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Historic expansion recommended for college sports showcase

The College Football Playoff is considering expanding to potentially 16 teams in the coming years, a move which would likely generate hundreds of millions in broadcast revenues and significantly increase …

The College Football Playoff semifinal scheduled to be played at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena on January 1 has been relocated to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, due to Covid-19 restrictions in Southern …

US credit card company Capital One has secured the presenting sponsorship of the 107th Rose Bowl Game on New Year’s Day, as part of an agreement with ESPN.

A proposal by Pac-12 Conference commissioner Larry Scott to expand the College Football Playoff from four teams to eight has been rejected

College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock has been given a contract extension by the CFP Board of Managers

College football's showpiece event is often a loss-making venture for its hosts but the generosity of the Sugar Bowl has brought this year's game to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Power 5 conferences again dominate as college football semifinal field is set