House Rep. Wants Antitrust Hearings On NCAA Realignment

Law360, New York (October 20, 2011, 7:44 PM EDT) -- The ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday asked the congressional panel to turn its attention to a number of issues facing the country's collegiate athletics, including the question of whether realignment of athletic divisions has had an anti-competitive effect on smaller schools.

Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., in a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, asked that the committee conduct antitrust hearings to determine whether the National Collegiate Athletic Association's recent move to restructure its conference system would put smaller universities —...
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