Fans, lawyers fundraising for political action committee to thwart BCS

Fans, lawyers fundraising for political action committee to thwart BCS

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Fans frustrated over the lack of a major college football playoff have started a political action committee to try to achieve their goal through lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

Matt Sanderson, a University of Utah graduate and the former campaign finance counsel for Sen. John McCain's presidential run, is the creator of the Playoff PAC.

"Pressure by elected officials has been the only successful avenue for change in the past," Sanderson told KSL Newsradio in a phone interview. "What we want to do is ratchet up that political pressure."

Sanderson said T-shirt campaigns and sponsor boycotts haven't put pressure in the right places. He said this PAC hopefully will be able to influence lawmakers outside of the Intermountain West.

"USC and Texas, Georgia and Auburn - a lot of the ‘big six' conference schools have been arbitrarily excluded from the national championship game," Sanderson said.

Sanderson and the other founders of the Playoff PAC have already begun fundraising. They also have set up a website -- -- to be a clearinghouse for information supporting why a college football playoff makes sense.


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