Big 12 saga could help doom BCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)—One of the most powerful advocates of a college football playoff system believes the Big 12’s brush with death might eventually help doom the BCS.

It’s not going to happen right away, said Texas Rep. Joe Barton. But the promise of renewed television riches that persuaded the Big 12’s major football members to reject overtures from the Pac-10 has shone the spotlight on the huge financial jackpot awaiting a playoff.