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Seventh bowl in new playoff likely nixed

A proposal to create a seventh "access" bowl as part of football's new playoff format is becoming less likely, and commissioners of the BCS might be returning to the original plan of having just six, ESPN.com and CBSSports.com reported Wednesday.

A seventh bowl, which would give a spot to the highest-ranked team from one of the nonpower conferences (Big East, Mountain West, Conference USA, Mid-American and Sun Belt) against either a Big 12 or Pac-12 team was discussed when commissioners met in September, the Associated Press reported.

But commissioners believe the bowl's lesser worth compared to the other access bowls would create too many hurdles, including selling tickets and generating TV interest, the reports said.

'bama recruit investigation: The NCAA is investigating the transfer of defensive tackle Darius Paige, an Alabama commitment, the Pensacola News Journal reported. Paige was academically ineligible while enrolled at Washington High in Pensacola and transferred to Foley (Ala.) High, it said. A Washington assistant alleges the move came at the urging of an Alabama assistant, the report said.

Irish QB switch: Everett Golson, who gave way for a game to Tommy Brees after sustaining a concussion, will start at quarterback Saturday against Oklahoma after completing postconcussion exercises, coach Brian Kelly said.

Ohio State: Quarterback Braxton Miller, who was thrown down on his head and neck against Purdue on Saturday, did not sustain a concussion and was cleared to practice and to play against Penn State on Saturday.

Basketball

Brigham Young: Senior forward Stephen Rogers, a key contributor two seasons ago, has ended his playing career because of recurring knee problems, coach Dave Rose announced.

Tennessee: Forward Jeronne Maymon likely will miss the start of the season after suffering a setback in his recovery from knee surgery.

Seventh bowl in new playoff likely nixed 10/24/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 10:37pm]
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