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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: BLOOM FADING FROM THE ROSE?
Published November 10, 1995
Big 10 Commissioner Jim Delany is anticipating complaints if an undefeated Ohio State forfeits a chance at a national championship because of the conference's ties with the Rose Bowl, but he calls the likelihood of change "possible, but not probable." In an interview with the INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS, Delany said, "We would be very reluctant to a change that year-in and year-out would take us away from the Rose Bowl." One plan Delany sees as feasible would add the Rose Bowl to the alliance national championship rotation, with the Big 10 and Pac-10 winners playing in Pasadena in non-championship years. When the Rose Bowl has the title game, the Big 10 and Pac-10 champs would meet in another top bowl. Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen has proposed the Rose Bowl host the title game when the Big 10 or Pac-10 winner is ranked No. 1, but Delany notes the problems with selling TV ad time (INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS, 11/9). Pac-10 Asst. Commissioner Jim Muldoon said adding the Big 10 and Pac-10 to the alliance mix next year "is not out of the question" (PHILA. DAILY NEWS, 11/9). BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP TO HAPPEN? If the Big 12 plays a championship game next season, it most likely would be played in early afternoon, according to ABC Sports Senior VP David Downs, who notes the more established SEC championship would be played on the same day in late afternoon or prime time. Big 12 Commissioners meet November 30-December 1 in K.C. to decide whether to hold the game, which is expected to generate $2.5M from ABC Sports (KANSAS CITY STAR, 11/10).