Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Morning Six Pack: April 23, 2013

Another Tuesday, another brew of six fresh college football stories from around the country.

D.J. Fluker's account hacked, says agent, after tweet sent says the Alabama star took money in college

As soon as it was up, it was gone. And, apparently, all because of a hacker.

Now healthy, UAB linebacker Daniel White making the most of final chance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Daniel White's career at UAB was headed for big things early on.

Brandon Allen is Arkansas’ starting QB exiting spring

As Arkansas heads for a bit of a break following the conclusion of spring practice and prior to the start of the summer conditioning program, Bret Bielema has tabbed his starter at quarterback.

Spring answers Oklahoma's questions on 'D'

Post-spring defensive depth chart: Could the Sooners be better in 2013?

Firing a football coach is not that easy for FBS schools

E-mails show the great lengths universities go to to save face, not to mention money.


The site of the first championship game could be announced as early as today. Set for Jan. 11, 2015, it has been considered a lock to be played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. But according to several published reports, Raymond James Stadium in Tampa made a strong bid and had gained consideration. Although the championship game is expected to rotate among several cities, only the first site is expected to be announced this week.

The name and logo of the playoff. Don't expect flashy. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said last week the aim was for something classic, not corporate. "We want it to be more like the Masters than NASCAR," he said. Do not expect anything like "BCS." That brand, battered by controversy that ultimately led to the current postseason metamorphosis, will be retired after this season's championship game, which will be played Jan. 6, 2014, at the Rose Bowl.

"It will be simple," BCS executive director Bill Hancock said. "It will not be cutesy. And it will be descriptive. I've seen too many people make mistakes by trying to be cutesy."

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