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College football playoff bill approved by panel

5 years ago December 09, 2009 Dec 9, 2009 Wednesday, December 09 2009 Wednesday, December 09, 2009 10:59:24 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

A House subcommittee has approved legislation aimed at forcing college football to switch to a playoff system to determine a national champion.

The bill would ban the promotion of a postseason NCAA Division I football game as a national championship unless that title contest is the result of a playoff.

The sponsor, GOP Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, said the current Bowl Championship Series is unfair and won't change unless prompted by Congress, but some lawmakers on the subcommittee said Congress has better things to do than legislating on college football.

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