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CFB Playoff Semifinals Moved from New Year's Eve

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Future games will be on Saturdays and Holidays.

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Future Playoff Semifinals Will Be On Saturdays And Holidays

Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the College Football Playoff (CFP), today announced a shift in scheduling to the semifinal games in years 5, 6, 11 and 12 of the rotation. With this adjustment, all semifinals games will be played on Saturdays or holidays. "We had healthy discussions with a lot of people who love college football and we concluded that making these changes would be the right thing to do for our fans." said Hancock.

Coincidentally, this year's games will fall on New Year's Eve since it is a Saturday. Still, this will benefit fans who have to work on December 31 most years, and more importantly the sponsors who covet their eyeballs.