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Big 12's Bowlsby: CFP expansion for 2024 'in some jeopardy'

Dec. 04, 2021 13:22 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says expanding the College Football Playoff as soon as the 2024 season is “in some jeopardy” if an agreement on a new format cannot be reached soon. Speaking Saturday to reporters before the Big 12 championship...

College Football Playoff expansion talks inch forward

Dec. 01, 2021 19:57 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The latest meeting on expanding the College Football Playoff wrapped up without a resolution Wednesday as the people involved agreed to keep talking. CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock said there remains a strong consensus among the management committee,...

AAC commish 'vigorously' opposed to P5 protection in CFP

Nov. 12, 2021 14:21 PM EST

American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco said Friday he will “vigorously” oppose a College Football Playoff expansion model that “protects” Power Five leagues with automatic access for only their champions plus one. "I don't want to see a system that...

Look ma, no hands! Racine leaders unveil driverless vehicle

Nov. 01, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — The city of Racine will be the first in southeastern Wisconsin to experiment with vehicles that can be operated without a driver. But Racine leaders said it will be a while — maybe a long while — before there’s a lot of use of autonomous cars and buses in that...

For CFP to expand by 2024, plans need approval in 4 months

Sep. 29, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The college sports leaders who run the College Football Playoff have about four months to come to an agreement on a new format if expansion is to be implemented for the 2024 season. If they can't get it done by then, any change to the way major...

Senate Republicans confirm Evers' Cabinet appointments

Sep. 28, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Senate Republicans confirmed four of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet appointments Tuesday after letting them languish for months but took no action on a key pick that would give the governor control of wildlife and pollution policies. The...

Wisconsin Senate to vote on Gov. Evers' Cabinet secretaries

Sep. 24, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate on Friday scheduled confirmation votes next week for four of Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet secretaries. Confirming the governor's pick for top-level administration posts had been a pro forma courtesy that...

College Football Playoff expansion enters negotiation stage

Sep. 23, 2021 03:39 AM EDT

College Football Playoff expansion has entered the negotiation stage. The road to a new format for deciding major college football's national champion took a detour Wednesday when the CFP management committee — 10 conference commissioners and Notre Dame's athletic...

CFP expansion stalls as commissioners sort through issues

Sep. 22, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

A plan to expand the College Football Playoff stalled Wednesday when the college sports administrators who oversee the postseason system were unable to reach consensus on whether to grow the postseason format from four to 12 teams. The 10 major college conference...

Commissioners to share feedback on CFP expansion proposal

Sep. 20, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

The College Football Playoff management committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday to discuss the feedback members have received from campuses since a 12-team expansion plan was unveiled in June. After the 10 major college football conference commissioners and Notre Dame's...