Does anyone have faith in the NCAA???

Submitted by InRichRodWeTrust on March 6th, 2010 at 12:56 PM

No I am not talking about the investigation into Michigan football. I am talking about the horrible BCS system and the fact that they are thinking of expanding the NCAA tournament field to 96 teams, when that contradicts every reason they stated why not to have a playoff including academics, diminishing the regular season and every other reason they stated.

I was watching College Gameday earlier and here would be Jo Lunardi’s last 4 in, if it was a 96 team tournament

Missouri St (20-12)
N. Carolina (16-14)
Arizona (15-14)
Akron (20-8)

What a joke.



March 6th, 2010 at 2:41 PM ^

I wish Congress would force an 8 team tournament for football. The BCS crooks add a ridiculous bowl every time a company comes to them with a briefcase full of money.
A 96 team tourny is killing the golden goose. Heck, I don't even care for the 65th team added. You have your nice clean bracket and then you have this thing in the top left corner. It doesn't even look right. Such a meaningless game to. they're playing for the right to be slaughtered by a #1 seed.

Steve in PA

March 6th, 2010 at 7:08 PM ^

I prefer to have Congress stay out of sports as much as possible. They have enough that they are already screwing up, I don't wish to inject any more politics into sport than is already there.

The system is the system because it makes money for everyone. When it quits making money it will change and only the fans can determine when that happens.


March 7th, 2010 at 2:16 PM ^

While I personally think the tourney is big enough as it is, I don't see how adding more teams would hurt it any. It just means that 31 more fanbases would have a stake in it.


March 6th, 2010 at 3:08 PM ^

We have a system of bowls that works beautifully as long as there are exactly two undefeated teams, or one undefeated and exactly one one-loss team. That happens all the time, by which I mean practically never. An eight team tournament would be fantastic, and you could still have the array of second tier bowls that would still have just as much to do with crowning a champion as they do now.

Arguments the NCAA makes against this based on academics, travel, game attendance, and anything else my enraged mind can think of are made to look ridiculous when they don't shoot down talk of a 96 team hoops tournament before those proposing them can even finish their sentence. Everybody on this blog would buy tickets to at least one round of a football playoff involving Michigan, if not all three rounds.

Zone Left

March 6th, 2010 at 3:48 PM ^

University Presidents don't want a playoff and want the 96 team tournament, so blame them, not the NCAA. When adding games, they bow to the will of member institutions. Blame the NCAA for the weird celebration rule change that will cost someone a game this year.


March 6th, 2010 at 4:21 PM ^

I am forced to ask, what do the presidents of the Big Ten have to say on the subject? I'm guilty of misplacing my vitriol, I suppose, but now I'm curious to see polls from BCS conference presidents. Are any conferences in favor? I would think that conferences who don't get automatic bids to the BCS title game (read: all but SEC) would be in favor of at least a +1 system.


March 6th, 2010 at 7:22 PM ^

Just as our government, the NCAA has become an agency to collect money and provide a organization to boost peoples egos.

Originally yes, now no.