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Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany sets window on retirement

usatoday.com — CHICAGO - One of the most powerful men in college sports is retiring - someday. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said Tuesday he doesn't think he'll be in the same role when the Big Ten's new TV deal expires in six years.

Are Jim Harbaugh and Michigan a headliner, or is this the opening act?

usatoday.com — CHICAGO - He wore a gray sports coat with a blue shirt and a navy tie. Oh, and a blue baseball hat. So yeah, naturally someone asked Jim Harbaugh about it.

Could Florida State, Clemson both make Playoff?

wcnc.com — CHARLOTTE - When someone asked the question - could two teams from the same conference get into the College Football Playoff? - the gears inside Dabo Swinney's head began whirring. His answer was a dissertation on how, if multiple factors aligned, it was possible: selection committee criteria, conference champions with less than stellar résumés, and so on.

ACC has Playoff potential in Florida State, Clemson or maybe even both

usatoday.com — CHARLOTTE - When someone asked the question - could two teams from the same conference get into the College Football Playoff? - the gears inside Dabo Swinney's head began whirring. His answer was a dissertation on how, if multiple factors aligned, it was possible: selection committee criteria, conference champions with less than stellar résumés, and so on.

As Network Brings ACC Stability, Big 12 Scrambles

athleticbusiness.com — Copyright 2016 Gannett Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved After they'd shown the requisite highlight video that accompanies these annual events, John Swofford retook the stage with something akin to an apology. "Some of you may be disappointed that I'm not going to be able to do the dance that I've done the last couple of years, dancing around some questions about television," the Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner said.

ACC Network is about more than money; it means stability

usatoday.com — CHARLOTTE - After they'd shown the requisite highlight video that accompanies these annual events, John Swofford retook the stage with something akin to an apology. "Some of you," the ACC commissioner said, "may be disappointed that I'm not going to be able to do the dance that I've done the last couple of years, dancing around some questions about television."

For Ole Miss' Hugh Freeze, will the prosecution ever rest?

usatoday.com — HOOVER, Ala. - As they passed in the hall, one entourage sliding by another en route to more of the same questions, Hugh Freeze called out to Evan Engram. The Ole Miss tight end stopped. "Hey 'Ev,' just so you know," the coach said, "they asked me who on the team is most likely to become president.

College Football Playoff May Shift Semi Schedule

athleticbusiness.com — Copyright 2016 Gannett Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved The College Football Playoff's attempt to change the paradigm of New Year's Eve might be finished after only one year. From AB: Football Playoff Likely to Impact Scheduling, FCS Budgets "We will be exploring whether there is a better way for the semifinals," Bill Hancock, the Playoff's executive director, said Wednesday.

Bill Hancock says New Year's Eve date could change for College Football Playoff

usatoday.com — HOOVER, Ala. - The College Football Playoff's attempt to "change the paradigm of New Year's Eve" may be finished after only one year. "We will be exploring whether there is a better way for the semifinals," said Bill Hancock, the Playoff's executive director, said Wednesday, adding: "We will be thinking about whether New Year's Eve is the right way to go."

Nick Saban: Alabama’s Cam Robinson, Hootie Jones unlikely to miss any time

usatoday.com — HOOVER, Ala. - It's not exactly a surprise, considering the legal resolution of their case, but Alabama players Cam Robinson and Laurence "Hootie" Jones apparently will not miss any time this season because of their recent arrests.
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Jul 26, 2016

RT @TheFootballFour: Controversial Mississippi State freshman Jeffery Simmons found guilty of simple assault  http://on.thec-l.com/2ajMEw3 

Jul 26, 2016

RT @NicoleAuerbach: On J.T. Barrett, who went from a really rough training camp a year ago to Ohio State's key constant now:  http://usat.ly/2a5InZU 

Jul 26, 2016

.@BHancockCFP, who truly understands, with poignant words of encouragement for families of Sam Foltz & Mike Sadler: https://t.co/VnqiORE23M

Jul 26, 2016

Was that a retirement announcement? Delany: “I’m 68. I don’t think I’ll be here in 6 yrs. Anything inside 6 years? Very likely(to be here).”

Jul 26, 2016

Delany just said what we already knew: the Rose Bowl isn’t moving from its afternoon slot on New Year’s Day for @CFBPlayoff semi changes.


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