Report: Negotiations taking place between College Football Playoff, Rose Bowl for involvement in 12-team expansion
There are reportedly talks going on between the College Football Playoff and the Rose Bowl. It has to do with how the bowl game will play into the 12-team expansion in the future per ESPN’s Heather Dinich.
The Rose Bowl Management Committee’s chair Laura Farber emphasized how the Rose Bowl supports the playoff. Farber said that the Rose Bowl is wanting to keep its exclusive broadcast window of 2 p.m. PT on Jan. 1.
We’re very supportive of the College Football Playoff. As the only New Year’s Six bowl with an independent contract, we’re working to navigate our existing agreement. While we’re willing to work through certain areas, we’ve maintained that an exclusive broadcast window on Jan. 1 at 2 p.m. PT is important to the Rose Bowl Game.
The Rose Bowl has been a staple of the postseason in college football for quite some time. Hopefully both sides will be able to work something out to keep it around once the new model kicks off in 2024 at the earliest.