NCAA to expand March Madness from 65 to 68 teams

College sports’ largest governing body plans to expand next year’s March Madness field from 65 to 68 teams without making a major format change. It also said it has reached a new 14-year, $10.8 billion deal with CBS and Turner Broadcasting that keeps the door open to more expansion.

“What is remarkable is that it is exclusively at the NCAA’s discretion regarding field size for the championship,” NCAA vice president Greg Shaheen said, referring to language in the TV deal.