The BCS and the Justice Department had their long-anticipated meeting Thursday. Bill Hancock sat down with the DOJ for 90 minutes to discuss concerns about fairness and anti-trust legislation. Hancock came away from the meetings "confident."
"I went into it confident that the BCS complies with the law, and I left the meeting even more confident," Hancock said. ". . . They asked good questions. They asked how the BCS operates, and talked about access and finances. I gave them some history.
"We had an opportunity to explain what we do and why it doesn't pose any antitrust concerns . . . that it improved access (to top-tier bowls) and attendance and the (championship) game is much more of a national game and fans have benefited.
Hancock also slyly mentioned "No. 1 and 2 have met 13 of 13 years by our standards," which is a sneaky way of throwing that out there, especially since the BCS' "standards" of what constitutes the No. 1 team and the No. 2 team have not always been eye-to-eye with other voting bodies.
A Justice spokesperson said there would be no comment from the department. Alrighty.
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