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Playoff leads to college football bowl payouts surpassing $500 million

...schools last season, the largest payout ever and an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series.According to an NCAA report released Tuesday, the 39 postseason FBS games distributed $505.9 million to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-04-14/playoff-leads-college-foo
It's how you play the game

...logical method of finding out which team is the best.It certainly beats the previous Division I method ? the Bowl Championship Series model. That relied on a byzantine mix of polls and computer-generated rankings that too often left more questions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-14/its-how-you-play-game
Title game was a joke

...that had to be one of the worst title games ever ? even worse than when Alabama whipped Notre Dame in the 2013 Bowl Championship Series title game.Sports, whether it's pro or college, is about which team will sell. And Ohio State University...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-14/title-game-was-joke
Few can argue about college football finalists

...Ducks as seven-point favorites.The College Football Playoff, a four-team tournament that replaced the Bowl Championship Series, has provided a jolt to the sport.The BCS matched the top two teams and didn't allow much room for error...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-01-02/few-can-argue-about-colle
Georgia, South Carolina, Clemson ranked in AP preseason poll

...Florida State to a 34-31 victory against Auburn in the last BCS national championship game.This season the Bowl Championship Series is being replaced by the College Football Playoff. A selection committee will pick the top four teams in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2014-08-17/georgia-south-carolina-cl
Calls of SEC bias on the rise across the nation

...four.Jerry Palm, of CBS.com, who spent years analyzing the college football polls while breaking down the Bowl Championship Series standings, said he hasn't noticed an SEC bias."Right now the name programs are in the SEC because they've...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-10-21/calls-sec-bias-rise-acros
Bottom line

Just about anything is better than the Bowl Championship Series, in which a small group of wealthy bowl organizers arbitrarily determined who the two best teams were in college football and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-09/bottom-line
Clemson's Sammy Watkins plans to excel

...227 yards and two touchdowns in a 40-35 Orange Bowl win over Ohio State, Clemson's first-ever win in a Bowl Championship Series game.As expected, Watkins declared for the NFL Draft a few days later.While several prominent prospects...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2014-05-06/clemsons-sammy-watkins-pl
Longtime Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson dies at 95

...College Football Playoff championship trophy.The four-team playoff will begin this season, replacing the Bowl Championship Series.Dr. Pepper is the first corporate partner for the College Football Playoff championship. The deal is for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-03-25/longtime-buffalo-bills-owner-
BCS leaves behind plenty of championship memories to savor

The Bowl Championship Series produced frustration, anger, resentment ? and some indelible memories.No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn play the final...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-01-06/bcs-leaves-behind-plenty-