Utah s Orrin Hatch and Wisconsin's Herb Kohl announced Wednesday that the Senate Judiciary's antitrust subcommittee will hold hearings on the college football's postseason format.
Yes, that means you, Bowl Championship Series.
"The BCS system leaves nearly half of all the teams in college football at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to qualifying for the millions of dollars paid out every year," a joint statement read.
No date was given for the hearings, but the statement also said: "Sen. Hatch will introduce legislation to rectify this situation."
Hatch, the ranking Republican on the subcommittee, called the BCS "un-American" in January. He repeated that claim on Wednesday.
"As I have said before, the BCS system is anti-competitive, unfair and un-American," Hatch said. "I am looking forward to exploring what legislative remedies might be applied to fix a system that violates our nation's antitrust laws by placing non-BCS universities at a serious competitive disadvantage."
What could become of this? As Tim Stephens of College Gridiron 365 points out: "Congressional hearings in 2003 led to format changes. An additional bowl was added and access rules for the conferences without automatic bids were relaxed."
BCS chairman John Swofford, the commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference, said in January that his group is ready for the challenge.
"Obviously, we've attempted to make every effort to make certain that the main structure of the BCS is within the antitrust laws. And we're comfortable, our legal people are comfortable, that indeed the BCS structure indeed is."