Attys, Law Profs Demand Antitrust Probe Of BCS

Law360, New York (April 13, 2011, 6:12 PM EDT) -- A group of 21 professors and attorneys on Wednesday petitioned for a federal antitrust probe of college football's Bowl Championship Series, contending it allocates the benefits of lucrative postseason games without regard for consumer demand or on-field performance.

“The BCS shields preferred schools from competition by erecting barriers to competitive postseason entry, provides favored schools with fixed benefits, and harms consumers of postseason college football,” the legal and economics experts said in a letter to Christine Varney, head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division....
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