No more rotating the Bowl Championship Series leadership.
The BCS has a boss, and it’s Bill Hancock of Kansas City.
Hancock was appointed the first executive director of the BCS on Tuesday. He had served as the BCS administrator since 2005.
“It’s an honor to be working on behalf of this wonderful game,” Hancock said.
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Since its inception in 1998, BCS leadership was traded every two years among the commissioners of the six automatic qualifier conferences.
ACC Commissioner John Swofford will continue in that role until January, but Hancock will begin the transition into his expanded duties immediately.
Hancock will manage the daily operations of the BCS and serve as its primary spokesman. He’ll oversee the group’s governmental and public relations efforts.
“Bill has been a tremendous asset to the BCS since beginning his involvement in 2005,” Swofford said. “With the continued growth and interest in the BCS, it became evident to all of us that an executive director was necessary to coordinate what has become a full-time slate of daily responsibilities.”
The BCS’s primary purpose is to determine the top two teams for the BCS National Championship Game, to be played this season in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 7.
Hancock has been in college sports for more than three decades. He was the first Director of the Final Four and NCAA Tournament, and before then served as assistant commissioner of the old Big Eight.