39 Tulsa L. Rev. 167 (2003-2004)
Pigskin Paydirt: The Thriving of College Football's Bowl Championship Series in the Face of Antitrust Law

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PIGSKIN PAYDIRT: THE THRIVING OF
COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP
SERIES IN THE FACE OF ANTITRUST LAW
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.    THE  PREGAME: AN   INTRODUCTION    .............................................................. 168
II.   THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES ....................... 169
A. Forward Pass: The Bowl Games' Evolution into the BCS ........................... 169
B.   Paydirt: The  Current BCS  Structure .............................................................. 174
C. Blitz: The Relationship between the BCS and the NCAA .......................... 177
III.  ANTITRUST   IN  A MATEUR  SPORTS .................................................................. 179
A. The Hall of Fame: Major Legal Developments ............................................ 179
B. Hand-off: Is the BCS Governed by Antitrust Laws? ................................... 181
IV.   APPLYING ANTITRUST LAW TO THE BCS ...................................................... 182
A. The Playbook: The History and Purposes of the Sherman Act .................. 182
B. Calling the Play: Determining the Proper Level of Review ........................ 183
C.   Interference: The BCS  as a Group  Boycott ................................................... 186
D. Sacked: The Effects of the BCS under a Rule of Reason Analysis ............ 187
V.     LESS RESTRICTIVE ALTERNATIVES AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS ................. 199
A.  The Option: Less Restrictive Alternatives .................................................... 199
B. Hail Mary: The Unlikely Possibility of Litigation ......................................... 201
C.  The  Reverse: Non-Legal Solutions ................................................................. 204
VI.    FINAL SCORE: THE BCS VIOLATES ANTITRUST LAW ................................. 205

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