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A Bigger Bracket? NCAA Transformation Could Lead To Changes

Mar 14, 2022, 12:22 PM
A detail of giant NCAA logo is seen outside of the stadium on the practice day prior to the NCAA Me...
A detail of giant NCAA logo is seen outside of the stadium on the practice day prior to the NCAA Men's Final Four at the Georgia Dome on April 5, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – College sports leaders are working to transform the top tier of NCAA athletics, from how Division I should be governed to what should be required of schools to compete at the highest level.

Changing the NCAA could lead to changes in its crown jewel event: the Division I men’s college basketball tournament, the lucrative three-week, 68-team joyride that has become an American sports institution.

What’s that mean? How about an expanded bracket?

Or more play-in games — just don’t call them play-in games — and fewer opportunities for the small schools to upset the traditional powers?

How does an NCAA Tournament with all 351 D-I schools sound?

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