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Arizona lands 2016 championship game

Arizona will host the College Football Playoff championship in 2016 and Tampa, Fla., will be the site of the 2017 title game.

The conference commissioners who oversee the playoffs announced Monday their choices for the sites of the second and third championship games in the new postseason system that goes into effect next season.

“This was not an easy decision,” said Bill Hancock, executive director of the playoff. “It was a very competitive process. The decision was difficult because we received eight excellent proposals.”

The first championship game will played Jan. 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

The second title game is scheduled to be played Jan. 11, 2016, in Glendale at University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Fiesta Bowl and the NFL’s Cardinals. The Fiesta Bowl is also part of the six-bowl semifinal rotation for the playoff, but it won’t host a semifinal until the 2016 season.

The other bidders for the 2016 game were Jacksonville, Fla., New Orleans and Tampa.

Bill Molloy

After Hours: Bill Molloy of Ensemble DevMan

Bill Molloy
Managing Director, Ensemble DevMan of Arizona Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Attended Cornell University, where he received B.A. in 1972; and MBA and MHA in 1974. Founded the DevMan Company, a medical and healthcare real estate brokerage firm, in 1981; merged his company with Ensemble Real Estate in 2008.

Accomplishments
Being a member of Cornell’s 1971 NCAA championship lacrosse team and completing more than 20 marathons, including Boston and New York.

Responsibilities
Bill Molloy leads the company’s brokerage operations in five states and is responsible for various aspects of new business development.

What would people be surprised to know about you?
Competing with my border collies in the sport of dog agility. I have won the North American dog agility competition and qualified and competed in more than half a dozen national championship events. When my youngest dog, Cork, is not competing, she volunteers for a local hospice as a therapy dog.

Favorites
SPORTS TEAMS: Arizona Cardinals
ACTIVITIES/ DESTINATIONS: Anything outdoors. Some of his favorite moments include climbing the Grand Tetons and Mt. Rainier, cross-country skiing around Mt. McKinley in winter, and rafting the Grand Canyon.

Advice
RECEIVED: It’s not the places you see … it’s the people you get to know.
TO SHARE: Find a speciality area such as retail, office, land, and focus on it.

For more information on Bill Molloy and Ensemble DevMan of Arizona (now named Ensemble Real Estate Solutions), visit Ensemble DevMan’s website at ensemblere.com.

AZRE Magazine March/April 2012