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Up And Down The Coast, Pac-12 Lunch Links: Four-Team Playoff Coming To College Football

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A playoff is coming to major Division 1 college football at last. On Tuesday, the presidential oversight committee announced the approval of a four-team playoff that will begin with the 2014 regular season after the current BCS contract expires. With that in mind, here are a few things you should be reading, among some other nuggets:

  • So after 65 years, what finally changed? [SI.com]
  • Dan Wetzel on the death of the BCS: "Fittingly, college football did the most college football thing ever: It managed to create a playoff with something for everyone, including all the dirt that makes the game run." [Yahoo! Sports]
  • The new college football playoff could generate a $6 billion TV deal. [SBNation.com]
  • With its nine-game conference schedule, the Pac-12 could be in for a tough reality under college football's postseason format. [SB Nation Seattle]
  • Or, perhaps, there are reasons for optimism -- at least cautious optimism. [ESPN Pac-12 blog]
  • College football is ruined! [Land-Grant Holy Land]
  • USC's annual summer Rising Stars Camp for high schoolers began on Tuesday. [ESPN.com Insider]
  • Utah and Michigan announce a home-and-home series beginning in 2014. The last time the Utes traveled to Ann Arbor was in 2008 when they defeated the Wolverines, 25-23 in Rich Rodriguez first season with the maize and blue. [CBSSports.com]
  • Renovations to Martin Stadium in Pullman are ongoing. [Coug Center]
  • Former Washington guard/forward Terrence Ross is projected to be a lottery selection in Thursday's NBA Draft. [DraftExpress.com]
  • Meanwhile, regarding hoops, are the stars aligning for UCLA and Ben Howland? [Bruins Nation]

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