Hancock: 'Too Soon To Say' What Tweaks Could Come To PlayoffThe evening semifinal — the Michigan State-Alabama Cotton bowl — drew a 9.6 rating for ESPN compared to 15.2 for the previous season's Sugar Bowl semifinal.
College Football Playoff Changing Schedule, But Not How Fans WantedThe College Football Playoff semifinals are staying on New Year's Eve — despite last season's television ratings — but the schedule is getting a tweak.
College Football Playoff Moves Semis To Earlier KickoffsThe Dec. 31 semifinals will start an hour earlier than they did last season and the Orange Bowl will now be played in prime time on Friday, Dec. 30, instead of during the day on Dec. 31.
Column: Saban Concerned About Bowl System -- And Should BeNick Saban is concerned about the bowl system.
'Bama On Verge Of Unprecedented Run, With Clemson In The WayRegardless of the outcome of Monday night's College Football Playoff championship game between No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama, a case can be made that no team in the history of the sport has had a better run than the Crimson Tide under coach Nick Saban.
Championship Matchups That Will Decide Alabama-Clemson No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama only have one loss between them this season.
Knock It Off, Michigan Fans. The Spartans' Season Was Huge Success [BLOG]"A college football playoff appearance is far greater than a Citrus Bowl win."
TV Ratings For College Football Playoff Down 36 PercentTelevision ratings for the first College Football Playoff semifinals held on New Year's Eve dropped approximately 36 percent from last season when they were played on New Year's Day.
Connor Cook Falls Flat In Cotton Bowl Replay, With Higher StakesCook's return to the Cotton Bowl for a 38-0 loss to No. 2 Alabama in a playoff semifinal on New Year's Eve left him with a much more empty feeling than 364 days earlier when he led a huge fourth-quarter rally in a New Year's Day win over Baylor.
Alabama Knocks Out Michigan State, 38-0, In Cotton BowlMichigan State embraced its role as the underdog and came in expecting to slug it out with the Tide.
Connor Cook Savors Final Games As Spartans QuarterbackCook said Monday that he spoke with his parents before the season, and their advice to him was to "sit back and smell the roses, and take it all in."
WATCH: Michigan State 'Disrespect' Playoff Hype VideoMichigan State student Dan Stephens put together a video showcasing some of the best moments of Spartan disrespect.

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