Senator wants Boise State team at White House

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 Thursday. 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.

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