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Pac-12’s Larry Scott’s Expanded 8-Team CFP Proposal Rejected by Commissioners | Bleacher Report

Commissioner Larry Scott speaks during the Pac-12 NCAA college basketball media day, in San Francisco, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

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Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott’s proposal to expand the College Football Playoff to eight teams for this season was rejected by the CFP management committee, according to Heather Dinich of ESPN.

Scott would have needed the approval of Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick and 10 FBS commissioners to have the measure passed. 

CFP executive director Bill Hancock told Dinich:

“They decided that doing that now would be such a significant change, and come with so many challenges, especially given the timing with the season already underway, that they concluded that the best outcome would be to make no changes in the format. They will continue to discuss the future, which is just good, responsible business practice, although I must say that dealing with COVID has become everyone’s focus now.”

Stanford head coach David Shaw expressed optimism that an expanded playoff will eventually happen:

“Whether it’s six

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Pasco commissioners like idea of BMX track, but don’t offer funding

DADE CITY — Delaney Morrison brought her non-profit Ride Local, Inc. to the Pasco County Commission on Tuesday. Her pitch, that BMX should be the next feature in their Experience Florida’s Sports Coast portfolio, collected positive feedback — but no funding.

a man riding a bike down a dirt road: Oldsmar resident Andre LaCroix, 18, practicing on the Oldsmar BMX track.

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Oldsmar resident Andre LaCroix, 18, practicing on the Oldsmar BMX track.

Still, commissioners encouraged her to continue to pursue the idea, which she had presented to the Pasco County Tourist Development Council last month. For a year she has worked with Commissioner Kathryn Starkey and other county officials to find a location and drum up support to build a covered track for future BMX, which is bicycle motocross, competitions and recreation.


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She hopes to combine it with a bicycle park and has set her sights on a 23-acre parcel near State Road 54 and Gunn Highway which is currently owned by

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