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Playoff sites likely to be picked by end of April

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By The Associated Press
Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, 9:26 p.m.
 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The home of the first national championship game under the new playoff system, along with the three remaining semifinal rotation sites, will likely be picked by the end of April.

The second-to-last season of the Bowl Championship Series was wrapped up Monday night, with No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama playing for the national title.

Starting with the 2014 season, the national champion of major college football will be determined with a four-team playoff. Three of the six sites that will be in the semifinal rotation have been picked. The others, along with the sites of the first and future championship games, will be in place before the summer, BCS executive director Bill Hancock said Monday.

“We're going to announce the first (championship game) site even sooner than others,” he said. “I think it might happen even sooner than April”.

The BCS holds a regular meeting of conference commissioners in late April.

“What we anticipate in April is to announce is a couple, three more (championship sites) — 2015, 2016 and maybe '17,” Hancock said. “I think there's no question by April we will know who the other three participants in the rotation will be for semifinals.

The conference commissioners have narrowed down possibilities for the first championship game site to Arlington, Texas (Cotton Bowl); Pasadena, Calif. (Rose Bowl), Glendale, Ariz. (Fiesta Bowl); Atlanta (Chick-fil-A Bowl); New Orleans (Sugar Bowl); Miami (Orange Bowl).

 

 
 


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