Bill Hancock, executive director of the BCS, will meet later this summer with attorneys at the Department of Justice Antitrust Division to provide background information about BCS operations.
Hancock confirmed the meeting today and said it will “occur some time this summer,” with a specific date undetermined. Federal lawmakers have debated whether BCS administrators, a group of bowl executives and conference commissioners who oversee college football’s national championship, operate within U.S. antitrust guidelines.
In a statement, Hancock said: “The BCS was carefully created with antitrust laws in mind, and I am confident that it is fully compliant with those laws.”
Hancock said the BCS model has “dramatically increased access to top-tier bowl games for schools from (non-automatic qualifying) conferences” in recent years, citing TCU’s victory over Wisconsin in the 2011 Rose Bowl as a prime example.
_ Jimmy Burch