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Tom Hansen Biography
||Former Commissioner of the Pacific-10 Conference
||Con to the question "Should College Football Replace the Bowl Championship Series (BCS)
with a Playoff System?"
Interview with Ted Miller, ESPN.com, July 1, 2009
"Members of the Football Bowl Subdivision, by a wide majority, prefer a bowl system where 6,800 young people get to have a post-season experience... People talk about a one-game playoff or a four-team playoff -- it can't happen... You couldn't possibly travel teams week by week to a neutral site -- the NFL doesn't even do that...
So there are so many negatives to a playoff, to say nothing of probably the most important one which is the presidents do not want football being played into the second semester. It's not just missing class. It's the impact it has on the academic program of the institution."
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|Involvement and Affiliations:
||Commissioner of the Pacific-10 Conference, 1983-2009
Member, Board of Directors of the Northern California Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame
Recipient, Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Award, National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, 2001
Recipient, Award for Administrative Excellence, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), 1994
Former President of the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA)
Former member, Board of Directors of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)
Assistant Executive Director, NCAA, 1971-1983
Director of Public Relations, NCAA, 1967-1971
Former Director of Public Relations for the Pac-10 (then the AAWU), 1960-1967
Staff reporter, Columbian, 1959-1960
||BA, University of Washington, 1959
||Full name is Thomas C. Hansen
NCAA Committee memberships:
Gender Equity Task Force
Division I Task Force on Restructuring
Chair, contest exemptions committee
Nominating and Special Events Committees
Diversity Leadership Strategic Planning Committee
Amateurism Clearinghouse Advisory Group
Chair, NCAA Football