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The national title won by LSU, and quarterback Joe Burrow, in the 2019 season is the only time a team other than Alabama or Clemson has finished on top since 2015. Expanding the playoff field to 12 teams will make it harder for one or two programs to dominate, and it will give everyone else a little more hope.
John Romano | The time has finally come for college football to join the rest of the sports world with a real postseason.
The number of teams that will have a chance to win a national title in the postseason is poised to triple.
The 142,000-square foot facility with the $85 million price tag should be ready by next summer at the University of Florida.
The 5-3 triumph at the Gainesville Regional was USF’s first against UF in the postseason since 1982.

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  1. Bobby Finke gets a hug from his mother, Jenny Finke, after winning the men's 1,500-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Sunday in Omaha, Neb.
  2. Ryan Lochte cries during an interview after the men's 200 individual medley final the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Friday in Omaha, Neb. Lochte finished next to last and out of an Olympic spot in his best chance to make a fifth Olympic team.
  3. Former Countryside High swimmer and current Florida Gator Bobby Finke at the medal ceremony after winning the men's 800-meter freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic trials Thursday in Omaha, Neb.
  4. The national title won by LSU, and quarterback Joe Burrow, in the 2019 season is the only time a team other than Alabama or Clemson has finished on top since 2015. Expanding the playoff field to 12 teams will make it harder for one or two programs to dominate, and it will give everyone else a little more hope.
  5. Ryan Lochte, pausing after competing in the men's 200-meter freestyle preliminary race at the TYR Pro Swim Series swim meet in April in Mission Viejo, Calif., is seeking to make a record-tying Olympic team.
  6. Alabama's Ronnie Harrison (15) breaks up a pass intended for Clemson's Artavis Scott during the 2016 NCAA college football playoff championship game in Glendale, Ariz. The College Football Playoff would expand from four to 12 teams, with six spots reserved for the highest ranked conference champions, under a proposal that will be considered next week by the league commissioners who manage the postseason system, a person familiar with announcement told The Associated Press on Thursday.
  7. Florida Gators football coach Dan Mullen, left, watches as the last steel beam is placed at the entrance of the James W. "Bill" Heavener Football Training Center.
  8. Florida Gators coach Dan Mullen received a three-year extension that would keep him at Florida through the 2026 season.
  9. Tampa Bay Tech receiver Greg Gaines has official visits planned for every weekend in June to take advantage of the end of the NCAA's dead period.
  10. USF coach Jeff Scott and his Bulls better prepare for an extremely hot Week 2 game against the Gators.
  11. Gators coach Dan Mullen will get another crack at Alabama in September after losing to them in December's SEC title game.
  12. Brian Gregory's Bulls are set to play the Gators in December in Sunrise as part of a Florida-centric doubleheader.
  13. Gators legend Tim Tebow will be reuniting with his former Florida coach, Urban Meyer, with the Jaguars.
  14. The SEC gave the Gators and every other conference member $23 million to help offset coronavirus-related losses.
  15. The Gators' Ben Hill Griffin Stadium can fill up this football season under new guidelines from UF.
  16. The Gators and other athletes in the state will be able to make money off their name, image and likeness starting July 1.
  17. Kyle Trask is the latest example of Dan Mullen's quarterback-grooming expertise.
  18. Dick Vitale, second from right, with his honorees at his 16th annual gala for pediatric cancer research (from left): ESPN's Scott Van Pelt, Auburn men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl, former Notre Dame women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw, and Florida football coach Dan Mullen.
  19. Dick Vitale and hall-of-fame sportscaster Lesley Visser hug during his 2018 gala, annually held in Sarasota to raise money for pediatric cancer research.
  20. Kaiir Elam is the Gators' next NFL draft hopeful defensive back.
  21. Florida quarterback Kyle Trask (11) celebrates with tight end Kyle Pitts after he completed a 7-yard pass for a touchdown to Pitts during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Towson, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
  22. Former Florida State edge rusher Janarius Robinson was drafted by the Vikings on Saturday.
  23. Former UCF star Richie Grant went to the Falcons with the No. 40 overall pick on Friday night.
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