BCS leaders far from agreement
GRAPEVINE, Texas- The conference commissioners who run the BCS have wrapped up two days of meetings with plenty of options still to consider. They are still far from any final decisions on changes to college football's postseason and how to determine a champion.
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says the group is trying to understand all the pieces to be considered. He says the process is just beginning.
The 11 conference commissioners and Notre Dame's athletic director met with BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock on Wednesday at a hotel at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. They are scheduled to meet there again March 26.
In a joint statement, they described their meetings as productive and have a self-imposed deadline of "sometime this summer" to decide what changes to propose.
Temple in talks with Big East
PHILADELPHIA - A person familiar with the talks says Temple is in negotiations with the Big East about joining the conference in all sports next season.
The person spoke Wednesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the talks are still ongoing.
Temple played in the Big East in football only from 1991-2004, but was forced out of the league. It played as an independent and eventually landed in the Mid-American Conference in 2007. The Owls' other sports programs, including men's and women's basketball, are in the Atlantic 10.
The Big East has an opening now that West Virginia is being allowed to leave immediately for the Big 12.
The New York Times reported on the talks earlier Wednesday.
Brady's QB coach dies
SAN MATEO, Calif. - Tom Martinez, the longtime personal coach to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, has died. He was 67.
Brady said in a statement posted on his Facebook page Wednesday that he is "deeply saddened by the passing of my coach, mentor and friend."
"Coach Martinez's invaluable assistance and support will never be forgotten and will always have a lasting impact on my life," Brady said in the statement. "The time we spent together remain some of my fondest memories. His legacy of commitment, toughness and determination will live on forever."
A memorial service for Martinez is scheduled for 2 p.m. PST Friday at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church.
Boise St. to stay one more year
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State will remain in the Mountain West for the 2012-13 athletic seasons after considering an early move for its football program to the Big East.
The school announced on Wednesday that it was not "fiscally responsible" to move its football program a year earlier than scheduled to the expanding Big East.
University President Bob Kustra said there were several discussions about moving football to the Big East and the rest of the sports to the Western Athletic Conference for the 2012-13 school year. But Kustra said the school felt there were too many obstacles to make the move immediately.
The school remains on track to join the Big East in football for the 2013 season.