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96 is the magic number for expansion

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    RalphieMalph Well-Known Member

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    A lot of people won't like this, but you've got to look at it from the NCAA's perspective: They've got one sport (NCAA football) with undoubtedly the worst post season in sports, and another sport (NCAA basketball) with undoubtedly the best post season in sports. If the ruling parties behind the NCAA want to keep up some illusion of impartiality, their only choice was to downgrade the awesomeness of college basketball's post season by making the conference tournaments completely worthless and the NCAA tournament considerably worse.

    Will the new basketball tournament be anywhere near as horrific as the BCS? No, of course not, but it'll be closer to being that horrific, and that's what's important.

    Smart move, NCAA. Keep up the good work.
     
  3. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Hell, why stop at 96? Why not 128? 256? Why not let EVERYBODY into the tournament, and start it in December, just after the first 10 regular season games are played? I think the NCAA is on to something.
     
  4. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    Boo!

    more AD's and coaches will keep their jobs so of course they are in favor. also why the football coaches won't ever be a political faction for a playoff. with the bowl/BCS system, a lot more guys go out with a W and good feelings all around.
     
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  5. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I really don't like this idea. The opening two days of the NCAA tournament is amazing, we get to watch David vs Goliath several times during the day, it is not going to be as fun watching some decent mid-major go up against some crappy BCS program. Do you really want to see a team that went 6-10 in their own conference play in the tournament?
     
  6. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    I think this is a good idea - but it will make it very tough on the bottom 64 teams.

    My understanding is that the NCAA tournament would still begin on the Tuesday that the "play-in" game has been the last couple years. Teams seeded # 9 - #24 would play on Tuesday and Wednesday, while the #1 - #8 seeds would all get byes.

    Teams that win on Tuesday / Wednesday go on to face the #1 - #8 seeds on Thursday / Friday and the winners of those games would then play Saturday / Sunday. As such, a # 9 - #24 seed would have to play 3 games over a 5 day period to make it to the Sweet 16, whereas a #1 - #8 seed only has two. That would give teams a reason to have a good regular season / post season conference tournament - to get that 1st round bye.

    As for teams that went 6-10 in their own conference, we already have those teams in the tournament now. If they win their conference tournament, they could be 6-20 and they would still qualify for the NCAA automatic bid.

    The best part about this is that ESPN may get the NCAA tournament before too long. ESPN has the capability of broadcasting EVERY GAME of the tournament, which CBS can not do at present.
     
  7. pwbuffan

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    I agree.
     
  8. dyemeduke

    dyemeduke Well-Known Member

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    this is a horrible idea in the mind of the majority of fans and media people...however, it is a great idea to many coaches, university heads, NCAA heads, and business heads. ...so even though it's a horrible idea...I see this happening in the next few seasons.

    I hate the NCAA - it's a business entity diguised as a ruling entity that cares about academics.
     
  9. HRBuff

    HRBuff Club Member Club Member

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    No offense but your understanding is wrong. They said the tournament would actually in a way take less time. They wouldn't have the play in game obviously and the tournament would start on Thursday and end on the same Monday it does now.

    "The new format would start two days later than the current 65-team field because it would eliminate the Tuesday play-in game and would conclude on the same day, a Monday. It would be played at one fewer venue -- again, the play-in game -- and the NCAA says it would include no additional travel time for teams.
    The first-round games for the 32 non-bye teams would take place on Thursday and Friday, with the winners playing the top eight seeds in each region on Saturday and Sunday. Winners on Saturday would likely play again on Tuesday, and the Sunday winners on Wednesday.
    Those winners would then move on to the regionals, playing alternate days starting on Thursday. Shaheen said the NCAA hasn't decided on whether to keep the same sites for second and first-round games or to make the midweek sites the same as the regionals.
    He also said the amount of time student-athletes would be out of school would be roughly the same as the current model, but teams that play in the opening round and keep winning would actually be out an entire week of school instead of just a few days."


    Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/20...rnament.expansion.ap/index.html#ixzz0jxymgOkP
     
  10. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Terrible idea, and just about all the fans and media agree. Talk about further diminishing the regular season. You guys can bash the BCS all you want, but it gives college football the most meaningful regular season of all the pro and college sports.

    Aside from the ridiculous "play-in" game they have now, this tournament is about as perfect as you can get given the current landscape of college basketball. Consider this - if CU had won that Big 12 tournament game against TT, we very likely would have made the tournament in a 96-team field. And don't forget that everybody, regardless of how poor their record, has a chance to play their way in now by getting hot and winning their conference tournament. That's already bad enough.

    This move is being driven completely by money, and money is what ruins all good things.
     
  11. Junction

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    The BCS model would give college football the most memorable regular season in college sports if every team played some kind of roughly comparable schedule that at meant there was some kind of relatively objective way of choosing who gets to play in the title game. As it is, the fact that nobody really KNOWS which of several top teams are the best is the reason that some kind of multi-team playoff giving all the prime candidates a chance makes sense... And giving 4 or 8 teams a chance to play for the title doesn't make the regular season meaningless, it's just not going to be as caught up in politics or fluke outcomes...

    I agree 100% that the 96 team field is a really horrible idea, though...
     
  12. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    I'm all for a 4-team college football playoff.
     
  13. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Came across this in another forum: :lol:

    [video=youtube;cxyPeME9TbI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxyPeME9TbI&feature=player_embedded[/video]
     

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