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Bill Hancock | College Football Playoff Executive Director

Episode 107: Bill Hancock | College Football Playoff Executive Director

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Bill Hancock
    • Passion for the College Football Playoff is extremely high and fans want to have input and fans have a sense of ownership with college sports and especially football which causes such high passion
    • Love baseball first and then came college football and his favorite memories were of baseball with the local semi-pro team in Hobart, OK
    • Started at Dartmouth and then finished school at Oklahoma marrying his childhood sweetheart and they have been married for 50 years
    • Even though he had a paper route as a kid and started being a writer in high school he wanted to be the next great American Classical pianist
    • Doesn’t play much anymore and developed a phobia of playing in front of people
    • Fell into the Sports Information department his senior year and worked full time at Oklahoma in 1971
    • Barry Switzer was the best people person that he ever met
    • John MacLeod was the basketball coach at the time and convinced him to start running
    • After his dad died he helped his brother take over the newspaper business
    • Has run 15 marathons and endurance sports was a way to get back to normal after his son’s death who died when the Oklahoma St. University men’s basketball team planes crashed in eastern Colorado
    • He had a premonition that his son would die which gave him proof of the eternal truth of God and his son’s death gave him a gift of understanding how precious life is
    • Rode his bike across the country from Los Angeles to Savannah 7-months after the death of his son and eventually wrote a book about that journey, “Riding With The Blue Moth”
    • He feels that he’s the luckiest person to be involved with March Madness and CFP
    • Words of Wisdom from Bill Hancock:
      • “Treat people the way you want to be treated.”

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About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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