Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal


David L. Ricci


Bowl Championship Series, United States. Sherman Act, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Bowl games (College football) -- Economic aspects, College football -- Management, Actions & defenses (Law) -- United States, National championships


The article discusses the U.S. college football Bowl Championship Series (BCS) as of September 2012, focusing on the potential anti-trust implications of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) BCS system of individual bowl games, as well as several calls for the NCAA to implement a traditional playoff system for determining a national champion. The possibility of a successful Sherman Anti-Trust Act lawsuit against the NCAA is also addressed.