College Football Playoff's trophy is golden - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

College Football Playoff's trophy is golden

Posted: Updated:

IRVING, Texas (AP) - A rising gold football-shaped trophy will be the prize for the national champion in the new College Football Playoff.

College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock unveiled the more than 2-foot-high trophy Monday. Made from 24-karat gold, bronze and stainless steel, the bottom of the trophy is shaped like a football and rises to form an actual-sized ball at the top.

Hancock says the more than 2-foot trophy, which weighs about 35 pounds, is designed to be hoisted from its foot-high base. Hancock took a selfie with the trophy, but says the first hoisting will be reserved for the winner of the first national championship game Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas.

When addressing the cost of the trophy, Hancock called it a "priceless one-of-a-kind piece of art."

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Ortiz's 3-run homer helps Red Sox end skid

    Ortiz's 3-run homer helps Red Sox end skid

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:14:00 GMT
    The Tampa Bay Rays didn't like the way David Ortiz acted after he helped beat them with a three-run homer, and now it's back on between the teams at the bottom of the AL East.
    The Tampa Bay Rays didn't like the way David Ortiz acted after he helped beat them with a three-run homer, and now it's back on between the teams at the bottom of the AL East.
  • LeBron deep-sixes number; will be No. 23 with Cavs

    LeBron deep-sixes number; will be No. 23 with Cavs

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-07-27 17:54:03 GMT
    By The Associated Press LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland.
    By The Associated Press LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland.
  • Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA

    Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:33:48 GMT
    By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer's USA Basketball roster because of...
    By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer Kevin Love still doesn't know where he will play next season, his NBA future hanging in the air while a seldom-used league rule complicates a potential trade to...