I just saw the below linked piece on espn.com. I have been saying that the new system MUST provide fair access or these antitrust issues would arise. A quote of particular note is this one:
"At some point, you just have to make a decision with the evidence you have," Shurtleff said, according to the newspaper. "We just don't have the evidence RIGHT NOW because THE PLAYOFF SYSTEM IS STILL IN ITS FORMING STAGE." (emphasis added)
If the playoff and bowl system does not allow for fair access then they do have a case and you can expect that the somewhat over 50% of FBS schools that would be locked out will pursue legal action. They have no choice. I am betting that congress would step in as well, as these athletic departments operate as non-taxed non-profit entities. It will be hard for them to justify continuing to shut schools and conferences out, while also arguing that they need to exclude the "have nots" for reasons of TV ratings and profits. The "big boys" are well aware of these facts.
In the long run they basically cannot win this if they try that.
We need to chill on freting about Charlie leaving. My call is he will wait to see how this shakes out before he considers a move. I also guess he is educated on the situation, and feels he will have a legitimate shot to compete for a NC at Louisville.