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    By Stuart

    June 2nd

    BCS executive director to meet with Justice Department

    Bill Hancock, the executive director of the Bowl Championship Series, will voluntarily meet with the Justice Department later this month.

    “I still believe the government has more important things to do, but I’m happy to talk about the benefits of the BCS every chance I get,” Hancock told ESPN. “We see this as an opportunity to tell them why this has been created, how it works, and the benefits it has brought to the game. And to answer all their questions.”

    Hancock doesn’t see any chance that there will be a finding that the BCS is in violation of antitrust laws. “I am confident (the BCS selection process) follows the law,” said Hancock. “I’m not an attorney, but the fact is that antitrust is to protect the consumer against lack of access and a lack of competition. The BCS provides more football to the consumer than ever before, including a guaranteed No. 1 v. No. 2, and the access for the non-AQ’s (automatic qualifiers) is far greater than ever before. There’s no question the access is much better.”

    While fans of TCU, Boise State, Hawai’i, Utah, BYU et al., teams which have not been allowed into the championship game in recent years may disagree with Hancock’s access argument, at the end of the day, practicality might rule the day.

    “If the conferences are prohibited from coming together to create a BCS, then they would also be prohibited from creating anything else, like a playoff,” argued Hancock. “So if the BCS goes away, then the most likely scenario is a return to the old bowl system, where there’s not a guarantee of a meeting between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams.”

    We’ll see. Utah attorney general Mark Shurtleff has said that he plans to file an antitrust lawsuit in June against the BCS.

    Last check of the calendar … it’s now June.

    June 1st

    Game times set for CSU and Utah games

    The game times have been set Colorado two “rivals” – one old; one new.

    The Colorado athletic department has announced that the Colorado/Colorado State game on September 17th will kickoff at 11:30 a.m., while the regular season finale against Utah in Salt Lake City will kickoff at 1:30 the day after Thanksgiving. Both games will be shown nationally by FSN.

    The Colorado/Colorado State game,*known the last six years as the Cinch Jeans Rocky Mountain Showdown, will be played before a national or regional television audience for the 17th consecutive year. Despite the insistence by Ram fans that they have drawn closer to the Buffs in terms of quality of play in the last decade or so, the fact remains that Colorado owns an 11-5 (68.5%) edge since the television streak began, a 17-6 (73.9%) advantage since the series was resumed in 1983, and a 60-20-2 (74.3%) lead overall.

    The downside of having a nationally televised game? Once again being forced to a morning kickoff …. Yuck.

    The Colorado/Utah game will*be played in the afternoon, at 1:30, also shown nationally on FSN. The “new” rival is actually one of Colorado’s oldest and most bitter. The Buffs own a 30-24-3 all-time edge, with the last game being played in Salt Lake City in 1962. In games played at Utah, the Utes hold a 15-14-2 advantage.

    The addition of the CSU and Utah games to the television schedule, Colorado now has four games which Buff fans will be know will be*on television: September 3rd @Hawai’i, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN2); September 10th v. Colorado State (Denver), 11:30 a.m. (FSN); November 4th (Friday) v. USC, 7:00 p.m. (ESPN2); and November 25th (Friday) @ Utah, 1:30 p.m. (FSN).

    Any number of other games, particularly the California home game and the Ohio State road game, should be chosen for television (NCAA willing, with regard to the Ohio State game). Other Pac-12 games will also likely be televised, but Buff fans may not know until 12 days before the game, as networks chose the games they wish to televise.

    Other Pac-12 televised games of note …

    September 3rd – Minnesota @ USC – ABC

    ****************************** – UCLA @ Houston – FSN

    ****************************** – Oregon v. LSU (@ Arlington, Texas) – ABC

    September 8th (Thurs.) – Arizona @ Oklahoma State – ESPN

    September 9th (Friday) – Missouri @ Arizona State – ESPN

    September 10th – Nevada @ Oregon – FX

    ********************************* – Utah @ USC – Versus

    September 17th – Texas @ UCLA – ABC/ESPN

    ********************************* – Stanford @ Arizona – ESPN

    ********************************* – Utah @ BYU – ESPN2

    September 24th – Oregon @ Arizona – ESPN or ESPN2

    ********************************* – USC @ Arizona State – ESPN or ESPN2

    October 6th (Thurs.) – California @ Oregon – ESPN

    October 13th (Thurs.) – USC @ California – ESPN

    October 20th (Thurs.) – UCLA @ Arizona – ESPN

    October 29th – Stanford @ USC – ABC

    November 19th – USC @ Oregon – ABC

    November 25th (Friday) – California @ Arizona State – ESPN

    November 26th – Notre Dame @ Stanford – ABC or ESPN

    ******************************** UCLA @ USC – FSN

    December 2nd (Friday) – Pac-12 Championship – Fox

    Originally posted by CU At the Game
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