Is the BCS Finally Under Real Heat?
Hondo S. Carpenter
If you loathe, hate, despise or just plain think the BCS is evil like I do, this could be some good news.Â Bill Hancock who is in charge of the BCS released this statement moments ago:
STATEMENT BY BILL HANCOCK ON DISCUSSIONS WITH THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
ON THE BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES:
â€œLate last week staff attorneys at the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) contacted me to request a voluntary background briefing on how the BCS operates.Â I told them I would be happy to provide it.
â€œThe briefing will occur sometime this summer.Â No specific date has been set.
â€œThe BCS was carefully created with antitrust laws in mind, and I am confident that it is fully compliant with those laws.Â It has improved competition by delivering a national championship game between the two top-ranked teams, which only rarely existed before the BCS. It has also dramatically increased access to top-tier bowl games for schools from non-AQ conferences.Â I look forward to a conversation with the attorneys at the Justice Department.â€
He can be as happy and spin this any way he wants.Â The fact of the matter is that for the first time the BCS is at least feeling some heat.