NCAA to expand March Madness from 65 to 68 teams

4/22/10 in NCAABB   |   Scott   |   54687 respect

On the heels of a new, $10.8 billion broadcasting deal with CBS and Turner Broadcasting, the NCAA is close to finalizing plans to increase the number of teams in the March Madness tournament from 65 to 68.  Also, the new deal in place allows every game to be shown live for the first time.

Personally, I like this idea alot better then the proposed 96 team format.  I figure at some point that will happen but for now, I dont see anything positive in such a drastic change to what is already one of sports best tournaments.  I also think it would be even better for the NCAA to just expand the field to 71 and have 4 play-in games instead of 1 to see who gets to play the respective #1 teams.

What are your thoughts on the expansion of the NCAA tournament?
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