NFL Baylor, Cal bound for Australia?

A US College football game could be headed to Australia, with Baylor and California in discussions for a showpiece fixture.

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A showdown between prominent US colleges Baylor and Cal in Australia is not off the cards, despite reports moving a fixture Down Under had been canned.

While the NFL has taken their product to England, Australian shores have not yet been explored by the professional competition - and discussions to take a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) fixture to the southern hemisphere remain open.

Five-time national champions California Golden Bears, or Cal, and Baylor Bears from Texas are leading the discussion, with Baylor coach Art Briles reportedly claiming on Tuesday the result will be determined in a fortnight's time.

Baylor are nine-time Conference champions, winning the Big 12 Conference in back-to-back seasons in 2013 and '14 - but have never won national honours.

The plan is for the game to be held in August 2016, although the NCAA waiver must be triggered as the match would land outside the regular period for matches - according to Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw.

California and Baylor most recently played in 2002, which marked their first meeting since the 1950s.

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