BCS http://wrkf.org en Football Fans Say Farewell To The Bowl Championship Series http://wrkf.org/post/football-fans-say-farewell-bowl-championship-series Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer. And it's time for sports.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>WERTHEIMER: College football fans are saying goodbye forever to the bowl championship series, and as NFL playoffs skip a kickoff today, wild card weather could be a game changer. For more, I'm joined by NPR's sports correspondent, Tom Goldman. Good morning, Tom.<p>TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Happy New Year to you.<p>WERTHEIMER: Thank you very much. And you as well. Sat, 04 Jan 2014 13:19:00 +0000 editor 20875 at http://wrkf.org College Football Winds Down Ahead Of Final BCS Championship http://wrkf.org/post/college-football-winds-down-ahead-final-bcs-championship Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Well, this is rivalry week in college football. It's that annual period when the cheering and the insults get noticeably louder. And this weekend there's some extra spice as games from Alabama to Florida to Michigan could all have an impact on which two teams end up playing for the national championship. This is the last year of the so-called BCS Championship, the Bowl Championship Series.<p>College football fans are happy to know that next year we'll be heading to a playoff season. And let's bring in our sports correspondent Tom Goldman. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 09:29:00 +0000 David Greene 19424 at http://wrkf.org Picking The Gridiron Contenders http://wrkf.org/post/picking-gridiron-contenders Next season, there will be a new playoff system for big time college football.<p>A committee, which includes former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, will select the four teams that will play in the semifinals ahead of the championship game.<p>That system will replace the <a href="http://www.bcsfootball.org/" target="_blank">Bowl Championship Series</a> which has, until now, determined which college teams play for the national championship.<p><strong>John Bacon, </strong>a journalist who has written about college football, tells <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/" target="_blank"><em>Here Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:04:12 +0000 editor 17563 at http://wrkf.org Picking The Gridiron Contenders Foster Campbell, Ray Glier http://wrkf.org/post/foster-campbell-ray-glier <p>Public Service Commission chairman Foster Campbell says the current system for prison inmate phone service is a scam run by greedy individuals. Campbell also shares his thoughts on Tuesday's election and Louisiana's congressional delegates.</p><p>New York Times sportswriter Ray Glier talks Saturday's LSU-Alabama matchup, a rematch of January's BCS title game.</p><p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Jim Engster 2494 at http://wrkf.org