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Congress wants the Justice Department to get involved in the College Football BCS Championship System….

The Department of Justice is contemplating a wide variety of actions intended to reform the current college football championship system, according to a letter made public Friday.

The letter, sent in response to a request by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), says that the Justice department is still determining whether or not to open a formal investigation into the Bowl Championship Series (BCS).

“The Department of Justice is reviewing your letter as well as other materials to determine whether to open an investigation into the legality of the current system under the antitrust laws,” wrote Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich. “Importantly, and in addition, the administration also is exploring other options that might be available to address concerns with the college football post-season.”

Hatch is a long-time opponent of the BCS and requested that the Justice department open an investigation into the BCS last October. The Utah senator’s office released the letter Friday evening.

Weich did not say if an investigation will be opened, rather he layed out a variety of options the administration and Congress could take to reform or break apart the BCS.

Opponents of the BCS, a group that includes several members of Congress, say that the system is unfair to the five smaller BCS conferences that receive less bowl revenue and automatic bids to the four BCS bowls.

They say that because of this, it is almost impossible for “mid-major” colleges to play for the national championship (a group that has included several undefeated teams over the past several years, including Hatch’s home state Utah Utes in 2008). Thus, opponents contend that the BCS is a oligopoly intended to benefit large athletic conferences.

Note:…..This is the second warning to College Football to change the sytem…The Dog did a post on the first warning, which the BCS didn’t understand …or failed to accept as serious….The current Bowl system is going be changed…..sooner of later…the best thing is get ahead of the ball and start moving so that teh Justice Departmenet doesn’t end up written the new system with a judge……

Stay tuned…… this is going to get REALY INTERESTING…….

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January 29, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Education, Entertainment, Family, Government, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Sports, Updates | , , ,

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