NCAA Tourney Expansion Balloon

[stextbox id=”custom”]According to Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal, the NCAA is considering a couple of different scenarios for expanding the basketball tournament if the contract moves from CBS to TBS:

The NCAA has its sights set on expanding from a 65-team tournament to either 68 or 96 teams if it opts out of the CBS contract, according to the 12-page Request for Proposal.

A 68-team field would add three “play-in” games to the current 65-team format, and a 96-team field would expand the tournament’s inventory by 31 games.

The observer wonders how quickly that could happen.


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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

One thought on “NCAA Tourney Expansion Balloon

  • February 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    More games mean moe TV spots which mean more money for the insatiable NCAA greedy appetite. Why not make it 150 teams, put the NIT out of business and play through the month of May?

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