Big Ten Needs Big Say in Playoff Discussion

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As the Bowl Championship Series dies a slow death over the next two years, don't expect many mournful tributes. It became the repository for endless complaints. But like with everything else, when critics cry that anything would be better than the status quo, they get it and learn "anything but" is potentially worse.

The Big Ten treads studiously into this summer of college football upheaval.

Conference commissioner Jim Delany reaffirmed Wednesday during an informal meeting with select national writers what many have long believed to be the Big Ten's procedural position in this discussion: It'll listen to all options, it'll participate in defining whatever final parameters and, as Delany phrased it: "You won't find the Rose Bowl thrown under the...

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