One Shining Moment
It seems obvious why expanding the NCAA tournament to 96 teams is a bad idea. So why is it inevitable?
2:20 PM, Apr 6, 2010 • By VICTORINO MATUS
The columnist and bestselling author John Feinstein is arguing yet again that expanding the NCAA basketball tournament from 65 teams to 96 is detrimental to the sport in so many ways. "In short, this is the worst idea anyone has come up with since New Coke," he writes. And still Feinstein is certain it will happen:
In case you are wondering why Feinstein fixes quotation marks around the term "student-athletes": "The NCAA is so obsessed with pushing the myth of the 'student-athlete'—a redundancy, of course, because a college athlete must be enrolled as a student—that its tournament manual says the players must be referred to as 'student-athletes' at all times."