Semifinal sites for BCS playoffs are undetermined

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With the BCS headed for a four-team playoff, still to be determined is where the semifinals will be played.

Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive has made it clear he’s not a fan of playing semifinals on campus, a plan the Big Ten has presented and the Pac-12 supports.

“I’m a big proponent of it,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said. “That was the choice we made in our conference with our championship game. Collegiate atmosphere. Guaranteed sellout. We’ve said all along preserving the regular season is important.”

Slive prefers playing the games at neutral sites, the way the NCAA basketball tournament does.

BAYLOR: The team has suspended defensive end Tevin Elliott indefinitely for a violation of team policy.

Elliott didn’t play in the Alamo Bowl in December because of a knee injury, and didn’t participate in spring workouts that ended earlier this month.

Over the past two seasons, Elliott started 11 of his 25 games. He had 63 tackles with 17 tackles for loss and eight sacks.

ALABAMA: Quarterback Phillip Sims is transferring after the spring semester.

Sims said in a statement released Friday by the university that supporting his family in Virginia “needs to be my priority right now.” Sims says he hopes to continue his playing career but didn’t mention a possible destination.

LOUISIANA STATE: The governing board has agreed to a $100 million construction plan that will add new seats to Tiger Stadium, nearing its capacity to 100,000 and bumping it higher on the list of the largest university stadiums in the nation. The Board of Supervisors backed the proposal Friday.


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