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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-04-14/playoff-leads-college-foo
Jets to aquire Brandon Marshall from Bears; Marshawn Lynch to return to Seahawks

...Signed Jacoby Jones, the wide receiver and kicker returner who was a major contributor to the Ravens' last Super Bowl championship but who was cut by Baltimore last week. PANTHERS: Signed free agent offensive tackle Michael Oher to a two-year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-03-06/jets-aquire-brandon-marshall-
Patriots back where they lost shot at perfection in 2008

...road to perfection reached a dead end in the Arizona desert. Now the New England Patriots are back where a Super Bowl championship ? and an unbeaten record ? barely eluded them seven years ago.Not that they dwell on their return to the place...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-28/patriots-back-where-they-lost
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-09/bottom-line
Title game was a joke

...Because 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
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-14/its-how-you-play-game
Few can argue about college football finalists

...the 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
Steve Spurrier isn't taking South Alabama lightly

...talent against teams his club is supposed to beat. Spurrier is 51-0 all-time against opponents from outside the Bowl Championship Subdivision qualifying leagues or Power Five conferences.South Alabama will receive $900,000 for the visit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-11-21/steve-spurrier-isnt-takin
Favre delivers Super Bowl championship for Green Bay

NEW ORLEANS - When Brett Favre took the Green Bay Packers to their Super Bowl championship on Sunday, it was a victory for every country kid in cutoffs and T-shirt who ever threw a rock in a pond and dreamed about being...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/27/oth_203181.shtml
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Kramer's formula bowls them over

...The chief concocter of the Bowl Championship Series was trying desperately...can follow, here goes. The Bowl Championship Series rating system is a four-part...Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl New Orleans Bowl Championship Series selections ABC 8:30...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/28/col_237239.shtml
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