Incremental Expansion

Posted by Cody Dixon on March-19-2010 Add Comments

The Madness.

The best and most exciting sporting competition in this country is seriously considering expansion.  The NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship seems to have support for expansion from the NCAA, as well as many D-I head coaches, to expand the 65-team field to a total of 96 teams.

This would be a mistake.  That is too many teams.

After the Super Bowl, the NCAA Division I tournament is as close to a national holiday as any sporting even can get.  Why fix something that isn’t broken?

In perhaps one of the weaker 65-team fields in recent memory, extending the field to 96 teams is an act that would hurt the tournament’s credibility.  March Madness is a champ...

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