The head of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division sent a letter to the head of the NCAA, basically asking him to justify why there is a BCS instead of a college football playoff.The letter from Asst. Attorney General Christine Varney to NCAA president Mark Emmert mentions the Utah Attorney General’s plan to sue the BCS on anti-competitive grounds and asks the NCAA to answer three questions.
The letter seems to imply that if they don’t like the answers, the DOJ may launch its own investigation of the BCS system.
The NCAA says they plan to answer the questions, but have not seen the letter. (It’s on the next page if they want to read it here!)
The NCAA hosts 88 national championships in men’s and women’s sports, but the only sport it doesn’t sponsor is football. The championship is decided by the four major bowls instead.
Revelation of financial abuse by the Fiesta Bowl top employee has only increased for regulation (and possible dismantling) of the BCS system.
Click through to the following pages to read the full letter