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Bill Hancock named first executive director of the BCS

Bill Former NCAA executive Bill Hancock was named today as the first permanent executive director of college football's Bowl Championship Series.

Hancock was promoted from his role as BCS administrator. The BCS is the governing body of college football and had previously rotated the role of coordinator from conference to conference every two years. Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford will remain BCS coordinator through this year's title game at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 7.

Before joining the BCS in 2005, Hancock had served as director for the NCAA men's basketball tournament for 13 years. He is a 1972 University of Oklahoma graduate.

"I'm thrilled and humbled to move into this new role," Hancock said in a statement. "I love the special place college football occupies in our society, and I am proud of the great benefits the BCS has brought to student-athletes, college football fans and others. It's an honor to be working on behalf of this wonderful game."

-- Chris Dufresne

chris.dufresne@latimes.com

Photo: Bill Hancock. Credit: Associated Press via BCS

 
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