The Justice Dept Is Investigating College Football

The Associated Press is reporting that the Justice Department antitrust chief has sent a letter to the president of the NCAA asking him to explain why they don’t use a playoff system in college football, adding that the BCS system “may not be conducted consistent with the competition principles expressed in the federal antitrust laws”. Utah’s attorney general is apparently also preparing for a lawsuit against the BCS, on similar grounds. In related history, the NCAA has been saying for a while that they would move to a playoff system if the major schools wanted one, and bin Laden-killing President Obama made an early promise to try to do something about the lack of playoffs in college football. Hopefully the Justice Department will be as successful as the Navy SEALs.

From NPR


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