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Non-BCS teams to get vacated bids

Updated: July 27, 2009, 8:06 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Some tweaking to the Bowl Championship Series rules gives greater access to the Rose Bowl to teams outside the six conferences with automatic BCS bids -- such as Utah.

"Under certain circumstances, they can play their way into the Rose Bowl, which hasn't been true in the past," Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said Monday at Big Ten media day. "That's additional access. Standards have been, I think, lightened to access the BCS."

The Big Ten and Pacific-10 champions are contractually ...

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