Thankfully, the NCAA decided less is more. For at least another year the NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket can still be fitted nicely on an 8½-by-11 sheet of paper. But the question is for how long?
On Thursday, the NCAA announced that its board of directors has recommended that the NCAA men's basketball tournament expand from 65 to 68 teams for next season. The rubber stamp officially will be applied next Thursday by the NCAA Board of Directors.
That roar you heard was from college basketball purists along with NIT officials, whose postseason tournament would have been disbanded by a behemoth 96-team NCAA tournament.