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Tim Hudson hardly envisioned his career crossing the country once more to bring him back to the Bay Area.
Tim Hudson is headed back to the Bay Area.
As foundational change to the rotted structure of college athletics has become a matter of when, not if, the group Huma founded to advocate for college athletes remains in the middle of the effort.
Patterson will replace DeLoss Dodds, who is stepping down after 32 years at Texas. Patterson will take over the country's wealthiest college athletic department with an annual budget of nearly $170 million.
Dave Concepcion, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Billy Martin and Ted Simmons also are held over from the 2010 expansion era committee ballot, while Dave Parker and Dan Quisenberry have been added. Vida Blue, Ron Guidry, Al Oliver and Rusty Staub have been dropped.
The most scrutinized committee in sports has been set. The members say they'll need thick skin, plenty of time and the ability to leave their loyalties behind to pick the four teams that will play for college football's national title next year.
Rice, former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne and College Football Hall of Fame quarterback Archie Manning are among the 13 people who will be part of the College Football Playoff selection committee in 2014. The committee was officially unveiled Wednesday.
Marquette, one of three co-champions last season, was picked by the coaches in their preseason poll followed by Georgetown, which also finished in that tie with national champion Louisville, Creighton, Villanova, St. John's, Providence, Xavier, Seton Hall, Butler and DePaul.
Justin Verlander pitched another Game 5 gem in Oakland while carrying a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, and Miguel Cabrera homered to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Athletics 3-0 Thursday night and back into the AL championship series.