BCS exec director meets with DOJ officials
Thursday, June 30, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) -- BCS executive director Bill Hancock met with 10 officials from the Department of Justice's antitrust division for 90 minutes to explain how the Bowl Championship Series works.
Hancock says justice officials asked about how the BCS operates, its finances and history.
He says he came out of the meeting "confident that we explained what we do and why the BCS doesn't pose any antitrust concerns."
The Justice Department initially raised its concerns with the NCAA about major college football's postseason system, asking why there wasn't a playoff. The Justice Department previously said there were "serious questions" about whether the BCS complies with antitrust laws.
NCAA President Mark Emmert directed the department to the BCS.