BOWL ALLIANCE MAY REACH COMPROMISE WITH WAC, CONFERENCE USA
Terms of a settlement that may occur "as early as
today," provide an Alliance bowl invitation to Western
Athletic Conference and Conference USA schools ranked eighth
or higher, according to NEWDAY's Ivan Maisel. The settlement
"may take the impetus away from the request" of four U.S.
Senators that the Justice Department and the FTC initiate an
antitrust investigation of the Bowl Alliance. Commissioners
of major Div. I-A conferences discussed the settlement
during a Monday conference call. Alliance Chair and SEC
Commissioner Roy Kramer: "We're moving in the direction of a
settlement" (NEWSDAY, 3/19).