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Delany, Hollis, others react to playoff reality

In case you missed it Tuesday night, a committee of university presidents approved a four-team college football playoff, which will debut in the 2014 season and run for 12 years. Get Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany and Michigan State AD Mark Hollis’ thoughts on the decision in this post, plus see relevant tweets from across the nation.

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Former star Mike Bellamy joins Illinois staff

Mike Bellamy is coming back to Illinois. The former Illini All-American has been hired as Illinois’ assistant director of player personnel and relations, Tim Beckman announced Wednesday afternoon.

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Presidents approve college football playoff

(AP) Playoffs and tournaments long have determined champions of every college sport from baseball to bowling. The exception was major college football. That ended Tuesday. Come 2014, the BCS is dead.

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Indiana football practice facility to get FieldTurf

Grass fields are such a thing of the past. The new thing is FieldTurf, both for game and practice fields, and Indiana is in the process of adding the innovative artificial turf to its east practice field, which used to be a grass surface. The turf, according to IUHoosiers.com, will be completed in time for the 2012 season. See pictures of the project in this post.

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Dienhart: Q&A with Michigan DC Greg Mattison

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Brandin Hawthorne Interception - Michigan Spring Game

No assistant coaching hire may have had as much impact as the arrival of Greg Mattison to Michigan as defensive coordinator prior to last season. Brady Hoke plucked Mattison from the Baltimore Ravens, where he served as defensive coordinator. And the results were swift and immediate during an 11-2 season that was capped by a Sugar Bowl triumph over Virginia Tech.

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