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With eye on SEC, Oklahoma, Texas move toward leaving Big 12

Jul. 26, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

Oklahoma and Texas took the first formal step Monday toward moving to the Southeastern Conference and leaving the Big 12 behind. The only schools to win college football national championships during the Big 12's 27-year history notified the conference they would not be...

Mountain West coaches look forward to time with players

Jul. 21, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada coach Jay Norvell remembers being overcome by heartbreak last season on senior night, when each honored player was introduced with nobody but teammates, opponents and game officials to hear their names. “I think (that was) one of the most...

Never left out again: Big 12 coaches like 12-team playoff

Jul. 14, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference would certainly benefit from an expanded College Football Playoff and likely never be left out again. Under the proposed 12-team format that would still be at least a couple of seasons away, six-time...

College Football Playoff presidents OK expansion evaluation

Jun. 22, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The 11 university presidents and chancellors who oversee the College Football Playoff on Tuesday authorized a continued evaluation of a proposed 12-team playoff that, if adopted, could still be another five years away. The move by the CFP board of...

Commissioners dig into CFP expansion; Pac-12 pushes autobids

Jun. 18, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — College Football Playoff expansion took another step forward Friday as the full group of commissioners who manage the postseason system wrapped up two days of digging into a plan for a 12-team format that would revamp the national championship. The...

College Football Playoff considering expansion to 12 teams

Jun. 10, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

There was a time not so long ago, 2012 to be exact, when the big news in college football was conference commissioners simply using the word playoff when talking about the future of the sports' postseason format. Less than 10 years later, and eight years into College...