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10 Questions with John Swofford
7. BCS Television Contract
Posted On 05.17, 2013

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RCS:  In the interview with RealClearSports, Senator Hatch stressed that he wanted to hold hearings soon. He said he wanted them to occur before the BCS television contact (that would maintain the BCS system through 2014) went final on July 9th.

Considering that there are US Senate hearings on July 7th, is there any scenario in which you could envision the television contract being delayed?

Commissioner Swofford:  The 10 conferences and Notre Dame committed to the ESPN contract back in December.  An amendment was prepared later, primarily to cover a small number of changes proposed by the bowls. July 9 is the date when the conferences can sign the amendment.

The BCS is voluntary.  If a conference decided it did not want to be a part of the BCS there is certainly no requirement that it do so.  Obviously if certain conferences said they were not going to be a part of it, that could be a factor in its continuation--depending on which conferences, that is.

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