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BCS head will meet with Justice on June 30

Posted on: June 19, 2011 8:15 pm
Edited on: June 20, 2011 7:53 am
 
BCS executive director Bill Hancock will meet with Department of Justice officials on June 30, CBSSports.com has learned.

Hancock said earlier this month that he would honor a Justice Department request to go to Washington D.C. for what was termed a "voluntary briefing". The date of the visit is now firmed up. Hancock plans to describe the BCS system to DOJ officials.

At the time of the request a DOJ spokesman said officials continue to look into the legality of the BCS in relation to anti-trust laws. NCAA president Mark Emmert referred an earlier letter from DOJ to the BCS which essentially controls college football's postseason.

"We take seriously any connection in Washington, and we’re certainly taking this seriously," Hancock told the Associated Press earlier this month. "But I view it as an opportunity, because we’re confident that the BCS is on strong legal ground."

Among the critics of the BCS are Utah attorney general Mark Shurtleff who has said he will file an anti-trust suit against the BCS.
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Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: June 24, 2011 9:46 am
 

BCS head will meet with Justice on June 30

The BCS may or may not violate antitrust laws, but it doesn’t take a legal expert to figure out the system is unfair and unreasonable athletic competition. Compared to other leagues in this country, NFL, MLB, NBA and Little League, college football is rigged for the big boys and the networks want it that way. Read “It’s Possible! Realignment and Playoffs – College Football’sOpportunity” the book the BCS and networks don’t want you to read.  It really is more about the big boys maintaining their competitive advantage than it is about the money.




Since: Sep 7, 2010
Posted on: June 21, 2011 3:53 pm
 

BCS head will meet with Justice on June 30

The pillars of college football are going to tumble and very soon. In DC law firms, lobbyists are at the reins of proving the NCAA is not capable to manage college ball. the way that emmeritt passed the buck to the BCS only stengthens their case.  The NCAA will no longer police college ball and the BCS will be shattered in a million pieces. With the fiesta bowl scandal and now the conference commisioners getting million dollar kick backs it is only a matter of time now.



Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 20, 2011 3:13 pm
 

BCS head will meet with Justice on June 30

How is Ohio State allowed to participate in BCS bowl games with multiple team members in current violation (at the time) of NCAA rules and yet other schools are not allowed to participate with less violation?  Also, if there is no due process for member schools, and justice exists at the the whim of the NCAA COI.  Not equal justice for all....but tax sheltered income from the Feds, State, and Localities.

1. At the time, the tat-5 were not ineligible.  They were reinstated, which means they weren't in 'current violation' at the time of the bowl.

2. There is due process.  That is what the hearing before the COI and the appeals process is.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: June 20, 2011 2:54 pm
 

BCS head will meet with Justice on June 30

I have not seen any evidence that the players or coaches want a playoff in college football.  There are some of both that have spoken out in favor, but just as many opposed.  I saw a panal of D1AA coaches talking last year, and every one of them said they would prefer a bowl system, but bowls are not interested in them.  I am not sure the NFL stars of the future want a playoff either.  Most already think they play enough games during the season.  I would agree that most of the fans that watch games on TV prefer a playoff, but that does not necesssarily hold true for the fans that travel to the games.  This would create a slew of logistical problems for them, and may not be worth the effort. 



Since: Nov 21, 2010
Posted on: June 20, 2011 9:20 am
 

BCS head will meet with Justice on June 30

Ratings are down for the Bowls.  BCS games have been demoted to ESPN.  Yes, this game outdrew 2 ABC broadcasts.  Slightly more people watched 2 undefeated teams play for the title on ESPN than watched a 2-loss team beat a 1-loss team on ABC.  ESPN also outdrew an ABC broadcast of a BCS championship game played after the AP championship had already been awarded.  But, what about when ABC had 2 undefeated teams playing with the AP title on the line?  In 2011, Auburn-Oregon drew just over half the number of viewers that Alabama-Texas in 2010 on ABC.  If we could just convince those lost viewers to watch the FCS title game, we could begin to make a case that viewers want a playoff.



Since: Nov 21, 2010
Posted on: June 20, 2011 8:58 am
 

BCS head will meet with Justice on June 30

Division 1 NCAA football had a playoff for the 2010-2011 season.  Eastern Washington won it.  If playoffs were important to fans, they would watch FCS games.  If playoffs were important to players, Cam Newton would have gone to Eastern Washington, or another FCS school.  No one cares about Eastern Washington, because people aren't that interested in a play-off.  People are more interested in watching future NFL players.  Put your money where your mouth is.  When CBS starts providing pages on specific FCS teams, I will take its community seriously about their demand for a playoff.




Since: Jan 4, 2008
Posted on: June 20, 2011 8:43 am
 

BCS head will meet with Justice on June 30

It’ll be funny if the DOJ ask Mr. Hancock, “How do you get by marketing and making millions of these kids, and all you do is comp them a dining plan and a closest (Dorm room)?” Then Mr. Hancock responds, “to get by legal issues and having the school actually admitting we are using these students for financial gain, we found a loophole by calling them student athletes.”


The South Park episode bashing EA Games and the NCAA was spot on. 


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Posted on: June 20, 2011 5:29 am
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Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: June 20, 2011 4:02 am
 

BCS head will meet with Justice on Tuesday

To what end does this happen?  As much as I am a fan of the college game, I am also a fan of my tax dollars being wisely spent.  So why is my tax money being effectively being spent because some football fans don't like the way the BCS does business.  The Department of Justice has enough real legal issues on which to spend my tax money.



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