Hatch, U of U president really don't like the BCS

The way college football determines its national champion is not only unfair to nearly half of the universities in the nation, it violates federal law, charged Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, who led a Senate hearing Tuesday into the Bowl Championship Series.

Hatch believes the BCS runs afoul of federal antitrust provisions meant to prohibit business dealings that hinder competition.

"I've said before that I don't believe a plainer description of the BCS exists," Hatch said.

The hearing was held at the request of Hatch, who led the meeting, which was also attended briefly by Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl. University of Utah President Michael Young, who testified before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee, echoed the concerns of Utah's senator.

"Without a doubt, the BCS embraces favoritism, rather than fairness," Young said in prepared testimony.

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