The federal government has a lot more important issues to address, but at least the BCS is on notice that they are at least under the proverbial microscope.

If you loathe, hate, despise or just plain think the BCS is evil like I do, this could be some good news.  Bill Hancock who is in charge of the BCS released this statement moments ago:

STATEMENT BY BILL HANCOCK ON DISCUSSIONS WITH THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
ON THE BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES:

 

“Late last week staff attorneys at the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) contacted me to request a voluntary background briefing on how the BCS operates.  I told them I would be happy to provide it.

“The briefing will occur sometime this summer.  No specific date has been set.

“The BCS was carefully created with antitrust laws in mind, and I am confident that it is fully compliant with those laws.  It has improved competition by delivering a national championship game between the two top-ranked teams, which only rarely existed before the BCS. It has also dramatically increased access to top-tier bowl games for schools from non-AQ conferences.  I look forward to a conversation with the attorneys at the Justice Department.”

He can be as happy and spin this any way he wants.  The fact of the matter is that for the first time the BCS is at least feeling some heat.