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BCS system under fire - again

It's officially the offseason for football, as college spring games have wrapped up and classes are ending across the nation.

But the BCS debate rages on.

A Texas congressman compared the current system to communism at a hearing on Friday, calling for changes.

Here's the story from the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON (AP) - A congressman who wants to see college football adopt a playoff system is comparing the Bowl Championship Series to communism.

Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas said Friday that efforts to tinker with the BCS are bound to fail. He told a House hearing that the BCS is like communism and can't be fixed.

Barton has introduced legislation that would prevent the NCAA from labeling a game a national championship unless it's the outcome of a playoff system.

The coordinator of the Bowl Championship Series told the panel that a playoff system would threaten the existence of celebrated bowl games. Fans, President Barack Obama and some lawmakers favor a playoff system.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:56pm]


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