Senate to hold hearing on college football's BCS

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate plans to hold a hearing next week
looking into antitrust issues surrounding college football's Bowl
Championship Series.

It will be the second hearing on the BCS held on Capitol Hill
this year, following a contentious one in the House in May.

The Senate Judiciary Committee Web site says the hearing will be
next Tuesday in the committee's subcommittee on antitrust,
competition policy and consumer rights.

Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the subcommittee's top Republican, had
sought the hearing. His office did not immediately return telephone
and e-mail messages.

Football fans in Hatch's state were furious that Utah was
bypassed for the national championship despite going undefeated in
the regular season.