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No plans to expand College Football Playoff past four teams

Robby General | @rgeneraljr

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Robby General, writing for Newsday, discusses why the College Football Playoff administration doesn’t have any plans to expand the Playoff past four teams due to its current contract with ESPN.

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Postcard from Grapevine: The Pressure Of Picking Playoff Teams

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program graduate assistant Robby General served as chair of a College Football Playoff Mock Selection Exercise for student journalists. As the committee finalizes its decisions for the semifinal games, General reflects on his experience in the same room.

As the 13 of us sat back, staring at the final […]

Four Years Out, Indianapolis Prepares for Another Championship Night

By Jon Sauber | @JonSauber

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ATLANTA – Taking in the weekend of a College Football Playoff National Championship can be an intense experience.

Consuming it to try to improve it?

That’s exactly what Susan Baughman was here to do.

Baughman is the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations for Indiana […]

Hancock: A Four-Team Playoff is Here to Stay

By Jon Sauber | @JonSauber

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ATLANTA — Thanks to a title game featuring two Southeastern Conference teams, Alabama and Georgia, speculation about an expansion beyond a four-team field has dominated discussion about the College Football Playoff. That speculation was put to rest on Friday by Bill Hancock, its director.

“[The current […]

Hancock: Four-team playoff format built to last

By Michael Whitlow | @couldbelikemike

Sports Capital Journalism Program

TAMPA, Fla. — Controversy dominated the discussion prior to the third edition of the College Football Playoff.

Despite not winning a conference championship – or even qualifying for the Big Ten championship game — Ohio State was one of the four representatives selected to play for […]