The often criticized Bowl Championship Series, or BCS, is the computerized selection system that is designed to accurately select the top two teams in Division I NCAA College Football to play in the “National Championship Game”. The system was put in place in 1998 in its original form, but after multiple controversial selections to the championship game, there has been changes made to the process.
In addition to the BCS National Championship, the system will also select the teams which will play in the other BCS Bowl Games. The four BCS Bowls include the Rose Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl and the Orange Bowl. The national championship game rotates among each of the bowls.
With college football’s bowl season fast approaching, SI.com’s Stewart Mandel breaks down each matchup and ranks all 35 games. The BCS National Title is set to be a great one between Notre Dame and Alabama, but don’t overlook the Cotton, Chik-Fil-A, or Fiesta Bowl. Read the full article here. Read more
The undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish will play the second-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide for College Football’s National Championship on January 7 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. These two storied programs are known for their dedicated and passionate fans, which has ticket brokers capitalizing on high demand. Read the... Read more
After the conclusion of a three day meeting in south Florida, 11 Football Bowl Subdivision conference commissioners and Notre Dame’s athletic director Jack Swarbrick announced Thursday, April 26 that they would recommend a four-game playoff system for the 2014 season. Other proposals of both eight-team and 16-team playoffs have... Read more
The ticketing debacle swirling around this month’s Tostitos BCS National Championship game touched more companies than just StubHub. Libertyville, IL-based Gotickets.com, which contracted with Navarre, FL-based Events Worldwide (EW) for BCS tickets, allegedly paid EW more than $74,000 for an undisclosed number of tickets to the January 10 game,... Read more
(This story was updated at 6:35 p.m. EST on Friday, January 7, 2011, to include a statement from U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr.) As it continued to dig out from under the BCS Championship ticket mess that has rocked the company, StubHub officials said today, January 7, that the... Read more
(This story was updated at 3:25 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 6, 2011, to include new details of StubHub’s offer to customers.) Faced with the potential for dozens of busted ticket orders for the January 10 BCS National Championship game, secondary ticket marketplace StubHub, which is the official resale... Read more
TicketNews has released its exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, December 12, and college football bowl games dominated the top ten. Three bowl games finished the week in the top ten, starting at the top with 2011 BCS National Championship Game (7.54). The game pits the Auburn... Read more
With two top college football games slated for January, the University of Phoenix Stadium was able to take top honors in TicketNews’ exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, December 5. The stadium will play host to the Auburn Tigers and the Oregon Ducks as they battle it... Read more
A college football regular season filled with the usual amount of controversy regarding the Bowl Championship Series officially concluded Sunday, December 5, when the matchups for the 35 postseason bowl games were unveiled. While nobody — except perhaps the fans of the winner of the national title game between... Read more
According to TicketNews’ exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Saturday, January 3, Dolphin Stadium holds the number one spot for the second week in a row. Bolstered by sales for both the January 4 AFC Wild Card game between the Miami Dolphins and the Baltimore Ravens and the... Read more