College Bowl Bill Passes House Subcommittee

Law360, New York (December 9, 2009, 5:29 PM EST) -- A subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve a bill that would bar college football's Bowl Championship Series from billing itself as a championship unless it changes the current team-selection system, which several lawmakers have blasted as anti-competitive.

The subcommittee on commerce, trade and consumer protection voted Wednesday to send H.R. 390, known as the College Football Playoffs Act of 2009, to the full Energy and Commerce Committee.

The bill, introduced in January by Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, would ban the promotion...
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