Utah AG Mulls Antitrust Probe Of College Football BCS

Law360 (January 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff announced Tuesday that he was considering an antitrust investigation into college football's Bowl Championship Series, just before a national championship game that did not include the undefeated University of Utah.

Shurtleff said in a statement Tuesday that the BCS system, in which teams from certain football conferences are given an automatic berth in the high-profile bowl games, puts schools like Utah, whose Mountain West Conference does not have an automatic bid, at a competitive and economic disadvantage.

Shurtleff plans to meet...
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