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Press Box: College football playoff gets simple name

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---The new name of a four-team college football playoff, which begins after the 2014 regular season, is expected to be simply be called College Football Playoff, sources told ESPN.

This is the final year of the BCS (Bowl Championship Series), and league commissioners desired an easy name for the new playoff.

An official announcement on the name, as well as other details, is expected to be made at 8 p.m. ET.

---The son of rock star Jon Bon Jovi is heading to play football at Notre Dame. Jesse Bongiovi will walk on to the Fighting Irish's football team this fall.

A football and lacrosse standout at Poly Prep Country Day in Brooklyn, N.Y., he would prefer to play cornerback but is open to another position. Bongiovi is a high-school classmate of 2014 commit Jay Hayes.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

---Rutgers made Eddie Jordan's hiring as men's basketball coach official on Tuesday.

The former Scarlet Knights player and Los Angeles Lakers assistant was introduced at a news conference at the university. He will receive a contract that guarantees $6.25 million over five years.

Jordan, 58, replaces Mike Rice, who was fired earlier this month after video of team practices came to light showing his verbal and physical abuse of Rutgers players. Athletic director Tim Pernetti resigned in the wake of the scandal.

"This is going to be a challenge but a wonderful challenge," Jordan said. "There is a lot of work to be done."

The Scarlet Knights finished 15-16 last season.

---Alabama's assists and 3-point leader and its second-leading scorer from last season is leaving. Junior guard Trevor Lacey, a two year-starter, has decided to transfer, the school announced Tuesday.

Lacey said it was a "family decision to pursue other opportunities" but didn't indicate where he might be headed next. Lacey started all 36 games last season for an Alabama team that advanced to the NIT, averaging 11.3 points and 3.2 assists. He also had a team-best 62 3-pointers.

TENNIS

This year's Wimbledon singles champions will earn $2.4 million in prize money, as the All England Club announced a 40-percent increase in 2013 winnings.

Wimbledon also announced that it plans to build a retractable roof on Court No. 1, as it hopes to combat inclement weather that has delayed the tournament in previous seasons.

Winnings will total $34.4 million, or $9.9 million more than last year. Wimbledon officials said it was the largest single increase and biggest total prize fund in the history of professional tennis.
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