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MADISON, Wis. -- Bart Houston began the season as Wisconsins starting quarterback before losing his job to Alex Hornibrook.With Hornibrook listed as questionable with a head injury for the Big Ten title game against No. 8 Penn State (10-2, 8-1 Big Ten) on Saturday, the No. 6 Badgers (10-2, 7-2) may have to turn back to Houston. A fifth-year senior, Houston rallied the Badgers to a 31-17 victory over Minnesota last Saturday.No doubt hes given us a spark a number of times, its been good to see, Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said Monday.Houston took over for Hornibrook when he was injured late in the second quarter against the Golden Gophers and led Wisconsin to 24 second-half points. Wide receiver Jazz Peavy said Houstons fun-loving persona helps keep the team loose no matter what the situation is.In the fourth quarter we were going into one of these drives and Bart comes into the huddle telling jokes and stuff like that, Peavy said with a laugh. Im thinking this guys really relaxed right now and Im locked in and focused.Peavy, whose 71-yard scamper on a jet sweep set up Corey Clements 2-yard touchdown run to snap a 17-17 tie, said Houston has a fun, goofy personality that bodes well in pressure situations.Bart brings that ease to the group of guys in the huddle. He allows us to be a little more freely and not uptight, Peavy said.Chryst has come to appreciate his senior quarterbacks approach to the game on and off the field.One thing I have enjoyed and appreciate from Bart is I think he is having fun playing the game, Chryst said.Houston, who scrambled 12 yards to sustain a third quarter scoring drive, has proven he can make plays with his arm and his feet.Bart does a great job of being in the moment, Chryst said. He cares about this team and has confidence in himself. 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The College Football Playoff is considering moving future semifinals off New Years Eve after television ratings for last seasons games plunged.Executive director Bill Hancock told reporters at Southeastern Conference Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, that the conference commissioners who make up the playoff management committee are open to changing future schedules, starting in 2019 when the semifinals are scheduled for New Years Eve, and are exploring options.Our goal is to find the best day when the most people can watch the games, Hancock said Wednesday.It was a very different message from Hancock than the one he initially delivered after ESPNs rating for this past seasons College Football Playoff semifinals fell 36 percent from the year before, when the games were played on New Years Day. Hancock said in January that several factors could have contributed to the ratings drop and gave no indication the commissioners were ready to change course.The first College Football Playoff after the 2014 season drew record television ratings for ESPN. The first game, the Rose Bowl, kicked off around 5:30 p.m. ET. Last year was the first of a scheduled eight times during a 12-year contract with ESPN that the semifinals were to be played on New Years Eve, which fell on a Thursday.The Orange Bowl between Clemson and Oklahoma started around 4:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. Central in Oklahoma), when many people are still at work on what is not a federal holiday.The playoff semifinals are on New Years Eve again this season, but Dec. 31, 2016, falls on a Saturday. The semifinals return to New Years Day after the 2017 season (Jan. 1, 2018).We are in constant communication with our partners at the College Football Playoff. We are both inveested in making this event as fan-friendly as possible, Ilan Ben-Hanan, ESPN vice president of college sports programming, said in a statement to The AP.dddddddddddd.After last seasons games, Hancock said when the semifinals were played was one of several possible factors that caused TV ratings to fall. Neither the Clemson-Oklahoma game nor Michigan State-Alabama matchup in the Cotton Bowl were close in the fourth quarter. Plus, the matchups for the first semifinals, which included two Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks (Marcus Mariota of Oregon and Jameis Winston of Florida State), along with Ohio State and Alabama, were particularly appealing and set an almost impossible standard for the second playoff to match. Also, ESPNs digital platforms drew more viewers in year two.Hancock said all the factors would be studied, but never hinted the College Football Playoff would give serious consideration to moving off New Years Eve semifinals. Hancock had said playoff officials were hoping to start a new tradition on New Years Eve.But the drop in TV viewership was more drastic than expected, and now there is a real possibility for change.The first sign came a few months back when the College Football Playoff announced it was moving up the kickoff for this years first semifinal to 3 p.m. ET and that the Orange Bowl, originally scheduled to be played before the semifinals on Dec. 31, would instead be held on Friday night Dec. 30.This years semifinals will be played at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, and the Peach Bowl in Atlanta.---Follow Ralph D. Russo at www.Twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP ' ' '

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