June 26, 2012
Statement from ASU Vice President for University Athletics Steve Patterson on the approval of the change in postseason format:
"We are excited about the new four team playoff for Division I football. We support Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott and the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee every step of the way. We congratulate them on their cautious deliberations concerning the future of the college football postseason. Today's decision represents an exciting shift in the future of college football. We are looking forward to seeing this future flourish as we maintain our historic relationship with the Rose Bowl."