Posted March 12, 2013

College football playoff won’t have title sponsor

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The college football playoffs that are scheduled to start in the 2014 season will not have a title game sponsor, reports ESPN.com.

Bill Hancock, the BCS executive director, was appointed as executive director of the new four-team playoff format and says the committee made up of conference commissioners and college administrators expects to unveil its name and logo at their meeting in Pasadena, Calif., next month.

“It won’t be ‘The Vizio Championship Tournament,’ ” Hancock said. “The Final Four doesn’t have one. The Masters doesn’t. The Super Bowl. That’s the kind of event we have.”

The new four-team playoff will have semifinals at six different existing bowl sites and games will be played on  December 31 and January 1. The championship game will take place one week later. Hancock says the format will be simple, not “cutesy.”

“The semifinals will have something to the effect of ‘The Football Tournament Semifinal at the Discover Orange Bowl,’ ” Hancock said. “It’s like writing short. “I can write a good long column in 10 minutes. A good short column takes three hours.”


2 comments
Rickapolis
Rickapolis

It SHOULD have a sponsor. I care not who. Just give the money to the players. Not just those on the playoff teams - ALL the NCAA football players. 

jrholtman
jrholtman

 @Rickapolis If they don't do it for college basketball now when they've had a national tournament for YEARS that brings in BILLIONS of dollars, why would they do it for the football players?  One of the few areas thethe NCAA is consistent on is that the student athlete's compensation.  Each Division 1 student athlete on scholarship gets up to 5 years of tuition, room and board plus any "incidentals" that come with the being on said team (game jerseys, bowl game gift packages, rings, etc) as long as they maintain minimum academic standards.  It is possible to get one or, vere rarely, two extra years if the student athlete appeals for additional eligibility due to injury and wins. If the student athlete is found to have sold or traded any of those "incidentals" while still in college, they are punished because the extra money, benefits (i.e., reduced car prices), or services (i.e., tattoos) received from that sale, benefit, or trade can't be earned by the average student at that school (see Ohio State University).