On men’s basketball tournament expansion, the NCAA talks a big game

If there was any doubt about the NCAA’s intention to expand the men’s basketball tournament to 96 teams, it went away on Thursday afternoon.
That’s not to say anyone gave any straight answers during the NCAA’s annual Final Four news conference, which isn’t really a news conference but rather a chance for the suits to come in and tell everyone that all is right with their world.

They made sure everyone knew that more “student-athletes” are graduating — that’s counting all 347 Division I programs, many of whom have no chance to compete on the basketball court, but let’s not go there.