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SBD/January 6, 2014/Colleges
Required Ticket Allotment For College Playoff Significantly Less Than BCS
Published January 6, 2014
DOLLARS TO DONUTS: CBSSPORTS.com's Dennis Dodd examined the prospect of having an eight-team playoff, and noted adding a "round of quarterfinals (four more games) would 'diminish'" financial returns. Sources predicted that games in a quarterfinal round would be "worth less" than $50M each. The current "three-game structure beginning after next season (two semis and a championship) are worth" $90-100M each. Television networks "like return for their dollar," and there is "no guarantee those games would be worth it." One media consultant said, "I just don't see it. The money is not going to be there like most people think. Some money would be there ... but you start risking regular-season value" (CBSSPORTS.com, 1/5).