Expansion To 96 Teams Is Real March Madness

Posted by Barking Carnival on March-22-2010 Add Comments

It appears the NCAA intends to expand its annual basketball tournament to a ludicrous 96 teams .  Nearly 100 teams, competing in a single-elimination tournament to crown a champion. 

March Madness, indeed.

Money is obviously the motivating factor.  The NCAA makes cash hand over fist during tournament time, and there’s a certain simple-minded economic logic behind expansion. 

More teams = more games = more television time = more $$$ to support the NCAA’s annual Bob Stoops wrist-slapping endeavors.

Of course, this logic ignores the psycholo...

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