There are 2 really big stories related to the BCS right now. One is involved with anti-trust, for locking out mid-majors from the BCS. The other has to do with the BCS Bowls and their “non-profit” status…
The Justice Department wants to know why the NCAA doesn't have a college football playoff system and says there are "serious questions" about whether the current format to determine a national champion complies with antitrust laws.
Critics who have urged the department to investigate the Bowl Championship Series contend it unfairly gives some schools preferential access to the title championship game and top-tier end-of-season bowls.
political action committee out to change college football's postseason system has filed a complaint with the IRS about a cruise hosted by Orange Bowl organizers for athletic directors and conference commissioners, along with their spouses.
The Playoff PAC reported the “Orange Bowl Summer Splash” to the IRS, complaining that the “all-inclusive, three-night, four-day complimentary getaway” to the Bahamas was a junket and could be impermissible under the bowl’s tax-exempt status as a charity.
I thought this morning that the timing was uncanny.
Think about this… The PAC-12 just signed a $3Billion TV deal at the same time the NFL is in a lockout. The owners and players are in a dispute over NFL revenue, while at the same time the PAC-12 is getting a HUGE revenue boost while not paying it’s players at all (or a miniscule amount). Non-profit?