April 22, 2010

NOT NEARLY ENOUGH:

NCAA to expand March Madness from 65 to 68 teams (MICHAEL MAROT, 4/22/10, AP)

The NCAA has decided not to mess around too much with March Madness.

College sports' largest governing body announced a 14-year, $10.8 billion deal with CBS and Turner Broadcasting on Thursday that will begin with an expanded men's basketball tournament next March. But instead of jumping to a 96-team field, a possibility that drew criticism from bracket-obsessed fans to coaches, the NCAA plans to expand by only three teams, from 65 to 68.


Cut the season to twenty-five games, get rid of conference tournaments, and everyone makes the NCAA. The first weekend of the tourney is the only entertaining part of the sport anymore. Give us two weekends of Cinderella.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 22, 2010 3:59 PM
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