Arkansas Athletic Director
The announcement of Long to lead the committee and act as a spokesman was made Monday.
A news conference will be held Wednesday at the College Football Playoff's new offices in Irving, Texas, with Long and Executive Director Bill Hancock unveiling the rest of the members.
The names of the other expected members of the committee, however, already have been reported by the Associated Press and other media outlets.
Long is among five current athletic directors, along with
Also expected on the committee are former Secretary of State
St. Mary's basketball Coach Randy Bennett must serve a five-game suspension and won't be allowed to recruit off-campus this season as the NCAA has upheld penalties against the successful mid-major program for recruiting violations.
Franchitti has more surgery
It's the second operation on his ankle since Franchitti was injured in an Oct. 6 accident on the last lap of the Grand Prix of
Brian Vickers will sit out the rest of the NASCAR season because of a blood clot in his right calf.
The clot was found after an examination Monday and he was put on blood-thinning medication that will prevent him from racing. Vickers sat out the final 25 races of the 2010 season because of blood clots, and during that time required heart surgery.
He said in a statement his physicians are confident he'll be able to resume activity before the 2014 season.
Truex, crew chief Chad Johnston and 15% of the workforce were notified they are free to negotiate with other teams. Team co-owner Rob Kauffman said the cuts were across the organization and not limited to Truex's team.
MLB confirmed Bell's death Monday. He died of an apparent heart attack in his home state of Ohio.
Gray injured his glove hand on a comebacker by Detroit's
Can the Man won the $100,000 Speakeasy Stakes by 11/3 lengths at Santa Anita, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his third consecutive victory on the card.