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New Ohio State Leaders Embracing Change in College Sports, Want OSU and Big Ten to Have Significant Voice in Conversations

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The rapidly changing nature of college sports has been on full display over the past week.

On Tuesday, the College Football Playoff board of managers unanimously approved a reduction in automatic qualifiers from six conference champions down to five for the upcoming 12-team playoff. Within hours of that change, reports surfaced that CFP leaders were already discussing a potential expansion to 14 teams in 2026, with the Big Ten and SEC reportedly pushing for their conferences to receive as many as three or four guaranteed berths each.

Thursday brought news of potential changes to college football’s recruiting calendar as it was reported that early signing day could be moved up to the first week of December, a summer signing day could also be added, the December travel period for recruiting could be eliminated and the winter transfer window could potentially be moved or even eliminated.