December 12, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Orrin Hatch is urging President Barack
Obama to invite Boise State University to the White House along
with Bowl Championship Series winner Alabama, arguing both
undefeated football teams deserve the honor.
The Utah Republican made the request in a letter to Obama
Hatch says that because there is no playoff, fans are left to
speculate whether more than one team deserves to be called the best
in college football. Last fall, the senator urged Obama to ask the
Justice Department to investigate whether the BCS violated
antitrust laws. He has yet to receive a response.
In Thursday's letter, Hatch says inviting both teams will "send
a clear message" that champions should be chosen on the field.