November 3, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defense lines up against the LSU Tigers offense during a game at Tiger Stadium. Alabama defeated LSU 21-17. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Morning Headlines: College Football Playoff Belongs to ESPN


College football will soon be getting the long-awaited playoff system everyone has been clamoring for, and the world wide leader in sports that is ESPN will have exclusive rights to it, as they have reached a 12- year agreement to carry all of the postseason games tied to the new college football national championship system, which begin after the 2014 regular season. The deal goes through the 2025 regular season.

ESPN president John Skipper had this to say:

Because of college football’s widespread popularity and the incredible passion of its fans, few events are more meaningful than these games. We are ecstatic at the opportunity to continue to crown a college football champion on ESPN’s outlets for years to come, the perfect finale to our year-round commitment to the sport.


According to a Yahoo sports exclusive: the NCAA has spent the last couple of weeks looking into potential violations involving Auburn recruits, players, coaches, representatives of the school. With Auburn 3-8 and winless in the SEC, it will be nearly impossible for Head Coach Gene Chizik to be retained by the Tigers, despite his massive buyout.


49ers QB Alex Smith has been informed by Head Jim Harbaugh that he has lost his starting role in favor of second-year man Colin Kaepernick.



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