Fans of NCAA Division I football along with intercollegiate athletic administrators, coaches and media, don’t miss the next edition of the United States Sports Academy’s Sports Talk scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Dr. Arthur Ogden, Chair of Sports Management at the Academy, moderates the broadcast, and this week’s edition of Sports Talk will discuss the composition and criteria that the College Football Playoff Committee may put in place for the 2014 four-team playoff system.

The panel will include Dr. Steve Butler, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Academy; Dr. Fred Cromartie, Director of Doctoral Studies at the Academy; and Ogden.

To view the panel discussion live, visit the Academy’s Google Plus page. The program will also be available for viewing afterwards at the Academy’s YouTube page. The Academy’s Sports Talk program features discussions on current sports topic each week by Academy faculty and staff.

Some questions that panel will discuss on Wednesday include:

  1. What are we to make of the composition of the Committee itself?
  2. What are the implications of having two committee members with SEC ties – Jeff Long, Chair, and Archie Manning, Ole Miss QB?
  3. In terms of the actual final four teams to be selected, what problems can we anticipate?
  4. Will teams 5, 6, 7, etc., present as ‘problems’?
  5. Should consideration have been given to expanding the number of teams to be included in the playoff? What number?
  6.  Are we to believe that this system is or will be a better approach than the former BCS?
  7.  Which four teams do you believe will be in the group of four next December?.

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