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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
It's how you play the game

...most 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

Oregon and Ohio State willl take it to Texas for a championship game with which no one can argue.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-01-02/few-can-argue-about-colle
Calls of SEC bias on the rise across the nation

...with 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-10-21/calls-sec-bias-rise-acros
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
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
Longtime Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson dies at 95

...the new 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...

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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-01-06/bcs-leaves-behind-plenty-
Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins lead Clemson to Orange Bowl victory

...a nine-point second-half lead.Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer lost for the first time in five career trips to the Bowl Championship Series.For the second time in three years, Clemson fell apart at the Orange Bowl. The Tigers lost to West Virginia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2014-01-04/tajh-boyd-sammy-watkins-l
Twenty years ago, Notre Dame vs. Florida State lived up to its billing as the Game of the Century

...Even more money awaits just down the road, beginning with the game's first-ever playoff in 2015.By then, the Bowl Championship Series' computers will be in storage and all the lobbying by coaches and players will matter only so much. But...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-11-12/twenty-years-ago-notre-dame-vs-fl