ACC coaches recommend to expand the NCAA Tournament to 72 teams for their own selfish reasons ACC to propose expanding NCAA tournament by four teams to 72 ACC wants to expand NCAA tournament by four teams ACC wants to expand NCAA tournament by four teams ACC officials face busy summer with looming deadlines for transfer rules, Rice commission

ACC coaches recommend to expand the NCAA Tournament to 72 teams for their own selfish reasons

More teams in the NCAA Tournament might be best for Power 5 coaches, but it isn't best for the sport of college basketball

It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. Do we really need that? The ACC Network remains on track for its 2019 launch and revenue projections remain stable, especially after ESPN was able to reach a deal for carriage with New York cable provider Altice. Swofford added that the focus this week was making sure administrators were as knowledgeable as they can possibly be through this process. Yes, four extra bids might create room for a team or two capable of making a memorable 2006 George Mason or 2012 VCU-esque run.

But he’s also the connecting piece to Virginia’s defense that allows them to match up with teams that go small. FLORIDA STATE : I was not sold on Florida State at all heading into the NCAA tournament. As previously mentioned, both come from the famous Compton Magic grassroots program that runs on the adidas Gauntlet. Is that what Porter is going to turn into at the next level? What I wanted to know is where the ACC Tournament will be after Charlotte in 2019 and Greensboro in 2020.

Sauers -13 3t K. Safarova       N. The Warriors may need a Snickers. And Matt Norlander and I discussed the topic at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball Podcast. Nobody is paying attention and nothing is at stake.” ESPN’s Jalen Rose said the proposal is an "absolute joke." Rose: "The spirit of the NCAA Tournament was 64 teams. Now, this idea isn’t exactly perfect.

ACC to propose expanding NCAA tournament by four teams to 72

The ACC wants to grow the NCAA tournament field to 72 teams and will propose adding a second First Four site on the West Coast.

The other part of it is on the defensive end of the floor. I fleshed that thought out more here, but suffice to say, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that he was out of the lineup when the Cavaliers lost to UMBC as a No. Now I have them 14th in my preseason top 25. In the past few years, the Bruins signed T.J. The mitigating factor here is that Porter is going to do a fantastic job in every interview he has.

Gay -12 5t J. Sutherland -13 6t J. Vikhlyants 6 7 7      T. Switch KD & Dr. What does this mean for the Wildcats? All rights reserved. Unbalanced scheduling means that the “best” team in a given conference might not end up being the regular season champ. This is a really nice pickup for the Bulls, as they utilized a local transfer to help bolster the roster.

So I'm not going to rant and rave and insist the ACC's men's basketball coaches are TRYING TO RUIN THE SPORT WE ALL LOVE! Pay me a few million dollars and make me the coach at Georgia Tech or Boston College, and I might change my tune. And there's not support for that. Swofford did believe there will be a more reasonable approach taken on the subject, with the result being to find some balance that is fair for the athletes as well as the individual schools.

Duke has had back-to-back ridiculous recruiting classes, and in those two seasons they’ve lost 12 ACC games and haven’t made it past the Elite Eight. EVERYONE, Virginia Tech : The Hokies bring back seven of their top eight players from last season, including Justin Robinson, Chris Clarke, Kerry Blackshear. I’m not really sure what to make of this group, but they have a nice combination of returning talent and players that can take a big step forward — M.J.

ACC wants to expand NCAA tournament by four teams

The ACC voted at its spring meetings to propose NCAA legislation expanding the men's basketball tournament from 68 to 72 teams.

The ACC Football Championship locked into an agreement with Charlotte until 2030. Walker -12 7t R. Kelly -10 6t S. Mrdeza 3 6 4      Q. Proceeds benefit the @CMNHospitals . Where should I have them in the Top 25 (and one) if DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman both stay in the NBA Draft? NCAA Tournament? The 6-foot-3 Bearden just completed his redshirt junior season with the Hilltoppers as he averaged 11.8 points, 3.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game.

In the last six drafts, only one college player picked in the top ten picks of the second round (31-40) did not receive a guaranteed contract. But, in my calmest voice, I will say I do not think their recommendation that the NCAA Tournament should be expanded from 68 teams to 72 teams is a good one. But the sport of college basketball benefits from this in no way. But I think there's support for what I would say would be a reasonable approach to giving more flexibility to it.

Cowboys had anything even resembling an NCAA tournament-caliber resume. JUST HOW GOOD IS NASSIR LITTLE? : At this point, I’m assuming that Luke Maye is not only coming back to school but that he will be the most accomplished returnee in the country. But the key for this team’s ceiling is going to be the development of their rising sophomore class: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Wabissa Bede, P.J.

ACC wants to expand NCAA tournament by four teams

The ACC voted at its spring meetings to propose NCAA legislation expanding the men's basketball tournament from 68 to 72 teams.

Norlander and I talked through it. We already have one First Four. Although Bearden has good size and athleticism at lead guard, his perimeter jumper has been inconsistent during his college career. The reputation that he had for the majority of his high school career of being soft. That doesn’t mean that Washington should leave Kentucky if he’s going to be a second round pick. But we will be proposing that." At which point I hope it's rejected.

Swofford said his future beyond the expiration of his contract in 2020 was "not on my radar right now. Tournament changes One surprising development out of this week’s meetings was the league looking to put together a recommendation for expansion of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Is anyone clamoring for a matinee matchup between Baylor and Notre Dame on the Tuesday after Selection Sunday? Little had something of a tumultuous path to North Carolina.

NOTRE DAME : Losing two four-year seniors like Farrell and Colson is a nightmare, although I do think that Temple Gibbs, D.J. That would mean the Trojans would have landed three top-30 caliber big men in the span of a few weeks. He could sell someone on taking him as a top four pick. The ACC Tournament is a stone cold lock to go back to Washington, D.C., and they want to go back to New York. Mitchell -11 7t J.

Rosatello 6 1 4    S. DurhamBulls : The #ACCBase schedule is set! We continued talking about NBA prospects here -- specifically Marvin Bagley III, Michael Porter Jr. and Jaren Jackson Jr. The idea of having two First Fours, if you will, maybe geographic," ACC commissioner John Swofford said . "That's such a quick turnaround. He was 31 percent from three-point range (a career high) this past season.

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That stinks. CBS Interactive. The ACC baseball tournament starts Tuesday. Swofford said the proposal would have to go through the Basketball Oversight Committee before being voted on by the NCAA’s Board of Directors. Didn’t think so. He committed to North Carolina as a top 15ish prospect that did not have the greatest motor, jump shot or reputation for working hard. CHRIS MACK, Louisville : For my money, Mack is one of the ten best coaches in college basketball.

That allows the USC coaching staff to recruit other positions extremely hard. He could also slide his way down to the Knicks at No. The problem is the longterm agreement that the Big East has through 2026. Spaun -11 7t K. Petrovic -10 6t W. Vickery 3 5     R. The Championship kicks off Tuesday at the DBAP. Why isn't Bagley more seriously discussed as a possible No. You could have one maybe in Dayton and one in the western part of the states.

I have little doubt that Porter is going to be able to score and score a lot in the NBA. Because I don't care how many times somebody tries to explain that playing in the First Four is the same as playing in the traditional NCAA Tournament, it's not. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. The idea of having two First Fours, if you will, maybe geographic," Swofford said. "That's such a quick turnaround.

ACC to Propose Expanding Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament to 72 Teams

He’s young, he’s a high-level recruiter, he understands how to run a program in that part of the country, he’s dealt with a passionate fanbase at a basketball school. SYRACUSE : If Tyus Battle returns, the Orange might be closer to top seven. The Trojans have taken full advantage of UCLA letting go popular assistant coach David Grace. Kevin C. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney didn't enjoy it: "Wasn't good.

ATP Scoreboard Sunday, May 20 Italian Open (ATP/WTA) Final (1) R. Jani 6 7     (4) M. WRALSportsFan : RT @DurhamBulls : It's Wool E. If doctors are comfortable, should a franchise consider taking Porter in the top four? Despite having nine of its 15 teams in the NCAA Tournament in 2018, this purely is in hope of getting more. Having two highly-touted big men commit in the same week is huge for USC.

It's just not. Graduate of the University of Florida. You could have one maybe in Dayton and one in the western part of the states. The receiving team on a kickoff can now call a fair catch inside the 25-yard line and it would automatically be considered a touchback. The more teams you add, the more you water down college basketball’s already struggling regular season. His was sensational during his senior season and on the all-star circuit, and suddenly he’s being talked about as a potential top three pick in the 2019 draft.

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Nadal 6 1 0    (2) A. Buzarnescu 4 7 7  6    M. Bull's birthday! The latest Eye on College Basketball podcast is below. The First Four as a novelty works, but it is not necessary, despite at-large teams like Syracuse annually parlaying success there into an opening-weekend upset or two. Landing both Mobley and Okongwu is significant for the Trojans for a number of reasons.

Undeniably, something is lost. You could have one maybe in Dayton and one in the western part of the states. Our journalism takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work to produce. The football would be placed back on the 25-yard line. What reason do fans of power-conference teams have to pay attention from November to February if they already know their school is all but guaranteed of an NCAA bid? CHRIS MACK SETTLING IN AT LOUISVILLE : Louisville made the hire of the offseason, reaching into Cincinnati and pulling Mack out of his alma mater, Xavier.

MIAMI : I’m not quite sure what to make of the Hurricanes right now. Other programs involved in the investigation like Arizona, Auburn and Oklahoma State have landed solid recruits. Will they be a late-first round pick? But the ACC could if there are enough table bangers who insist on playing at the Garden. Ernst -10 2t N. Zverev 1 6 1      Geneva Open (ATP) First Round (7) A.

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Duke once again leads the way.

Is that what Porter is going to turn into at the next level? And for what? Sixty-eight of 351 Division I teams make the field. I think it's a little premature to get into specifics before there's a little bit more of evolvement," Swofford said. "We'll see. ACC Network Swofford said the upcoming launch of the ACC Network is "exactly where we would want it to be" after meeting with officials from ESPN earlier this week.

A big reason for that is due to the looming NCAA investigation into everything that happened with Brian Bowen and Rick Pitino. They’ve been to seven Sweet 16s in program history, and five of them came in a seven-year period from 2002-09. Losing the talent that they lost is not going to be easy to replace, but they’ve added a few transfers and they still have Chris Lykes and Dewan Huell. Even amidst the uncertainty surrounding the FBI investigation, USC is still pulling in elite talent while beating local rivals.

There is very little interest in playing the ACC Tournament any farther south than Charlotte. Hataoka -10 4t A. Seppi 7 6     M. Diyas 6 6     K. DurhamBulls : It's Wool E. And if you're not already subscribed, please  subscribe to the podcast via Apple Podcasts here . I don't want to get out ahead of the train. In the past few years, the Bruins signed T.J.

What's the hold up on ACC Tournament future sites?

Beyond Charlotte in 2019 and Greensboro in 2020, no future sites have been selected. Debated yes, selected no.

Mack will be hitting the road in July for his first summer with the Cards. That was when the Panthers, who have no recruiting base to speak of, were pulling kids out of New York City with the pitch of being able to play in the Big East. WAKE FOREST : I know they have some talent coming into the program and that there is some talent leftover on the roster from last season, but I bought into Wake last season and that burned me.

Washington told reporters at the NBA combine this week that, if he’s a first round pick, he’ll be heading to the NBA. So the big announcement of future sites could be return trips to Washington, D.C. and Brooklyn. Jutanugarn -9 4t A. Cecchinato 5 4     (8) M. Piter 2 4     (7) D. WRALSportsFan : RT @ByNeilMorris : FINAL: @fccincinnati steamrolls @NorthCarolinaFC 4-1, paced by 2 goals by ex-Carolina mainstay N.

MLive Media Group. Leaf, Ike Anigbogu, Jaylen Hands and Jalen Hill from the Compton Magic. He’s an intelligent, charismatic and articulate kid that is going to be able to sell himself. There are 15 coaches in the ACC, you see, each of whom has a multimillion-dollar contract. Seventy-two teams would make it 20 percent. Discussion continues about future ACC tournament sites, with nothing decided beyond 2020 .

If anything, the NCAA tournament should go back to 64 teams, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find any coaches willing to support that plan. IS TYUS BATTLE COMING BACK TO SCHOOL? : Of all the stay-or-go decisions that are left to be made in the ACC, Battle’s is going to be the most important. They’re in the ACC. GEORGIA TECH : Losing Ben Lammers hurts. Dismissed from Oklahoma State on Dec. PJ Washington says he wants a first round guarantee to stay in the draft.

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Yin -9 6t M. Zverev 7 3 2    M. Collins 6 0     A. WRALSportsFan : RT @WRALBobHolliday : Preakness fog reminds me of 1981 Gator Bowl. Villanova is sitting at No. Ask UCF about that. Newly-hired USC assistant coach Eric Mobley is the father Isaiah Mobley, as well as five-star Class of 2020 big man Evan Mobley. They would have shown up — or been written off — if there was a season’s worth of game-tape available, but there isn’t.

We use cookies to offer an improved online experience. We did have some discussion here and expected to,” he said. “I don't think it will be that long before we're able to pull this together. Kickoff time set for UCF at North Carolina football game Sept. Have a tip? Jim Boeheim really needs him back, and if he returns, there’s an argument to be made that the Orange are a top 25 team. DUKE : As I wrote earlier, I have no idea whether or not it is all going to come together for Duke this season.

Dawson averaged 4.4 points and1.6 assists per contest as he only suited up in five games for the Cowboys. Lee K. Swofford: ACC wants 4 more teams in the big dance ACC Panic Room: What did we find out at conference meetings? Khang -8 6t J. Basic 5 6 3      Lyon Open (ATP) First Round C. Hesse 1 0     A. WRALSportsFan : RT @marilyn_payne : No. CBS Interactive.

ACC Set To Propose Expansion Of NCAA Basketball Tournament

That would mean the Trojans would have landed three top-30 caliber big men in the span of a few weeks. He could sell someone on taking him as a top four pick. And, obviously, it's easier to do that if there are more spots available. The idea of having two First Fours, if you will, maybe geographic," Swofford said. "That's such a quick turnaround. The ACC Network remains on track for its 2019 launch and revenue projections remain stable, especially after ESPN was able to reach a deal for carriage with New York cable provider Altice.

Email him at  [email protected]  or follow him on Twitter! State, Clemson, Syracuse and Louisville. VIRGINIA : I’m not worried about what happened in the NCAA tournament last year, but I am worried about how that is going to affect this group. Now that he’s gone? This is a really nice pickup for the Bulls, as they utilized a local transfer to help bolster the roster. As we detailed last week , getting selected in the second round does not mean a player is destined to end up being broke his first year out of school.

Korda -8 8t S. Moutet       C. Gamiz 3      E. WRALSportsFan : RT @jrand44 : Missed anything from @SportsChannel8 The Radio Show this morning? CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. The number of at-large teams in the field would be fluid. That allows the USC coaching staff to recruit other positions extremely hard. He could also slide his way down to the Knicks at No.

72 teams in the NCAA Tournament? No thanks, ACC coaches

HOW WILL THESE DUKE FRESHMEN FIT TOGETHER? : To me, this is probably the most important storyline of college basketball’s offseason that does not involve the FBI or an NBA draft decision. Who gets what back and adds which transfers? An embarrassing loss like that is the kind of thing that can damage confidence and hang in the back of someone’s mind for a long time. The 6-foot-3 Bearden just completed his redshirt junior season with the Hilltoppers as he averaged 11.8 points, 3.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game.

In the last six drafts, only one college player picked in the top ten picks of the second round (31-40) did not receive a guaranteed contract. All rights reserved. Gal -7 8t B. Hemery       F. Rybakina 3        Versicherungscup (WTA) First Round L. WRALSportsFan : RT @jgravleyWRAL : Check out this story from @JFiWRAL on a soccer playing zombie from Neuse Christian HS.

With Wichita State out of the Missouri Valley, there are now essentially 22 leagues where the regular season champ isn’t all-but guaranteed to be an at-large bid. The Trojans have taken full advantage of UCLA letting go popular assistant coach David Grace. Kevin C. But let's not pretend it's anything other than that. Our journalism takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work to produce. And there's not support for that.

On paper, this Duke team is going to be as talented as any team that we’ve seen in college basketball in recent memory. ALL FIVE STARTERS, Duke : Duke will, once again, look entirely different next year. NORTH CAROLINA : The key to the Tar Heel season is going to end up being their incoming freshman. Although Bearden has good size and athleticism at lead guard, his perimeter jumper has been inconsistent during his college career.

ACC basketball coaches want the NCAA tournament to expand to 72 teams

Comments Please sign in with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. Henderson -7 8t C. Delbonis 7 9  5 4    R. Arruabarre 7 8  6     K. Extra Effort: Josh Fuller, Hunt (Feb. You could have one maybe in Dayton and one in the western part of the states. It would also ensure that the best mid-major teams in the country — the most likely cinderellas — would be in the tournament after steam-rolling their league.

Kentucky forward P.J. And, yes, the additional spots would likely go to ACC programs or other Power 5 programs -- and recent history proves it. I think it's a little premature to get into specifics before there's a little bit more of evolvement," Swofford said. "We'll see. But I think there's support for what I would say would be a reasonable approach to giving more flexibility to it. The latest proposal from the ACC is a perfect example.

DENG ADEL and RAY SPALDING, Louisville : What separates these two from anyone else on this list is that they are not a) likely to get drafted or b) a senior. Is Nassir Little as good as advertised? He was 31 percent from three-point range (a career high) this past season. The intel that was coming out of Missouri, that he was cocky and arrogant and something of a bad teammate. It’s a risk for him, financially, to leave after this year if he doesn’t get that first round guarantee.

NCAA tournament will increase to 72 teams if ACC has its way

As it stands, we miss out on so many great mid-major teams getting their shine in March because someone they beat twice during the regular season gets hot during one four-day stretch. Other programs involved in the investigation like Arizona, Auburn and Oklahoma State have landed solid recruits. Will they be a late-first round pick? In the past five seasons, there have been 20 First Four at-large bids.

Swofford said his future beyond the expiration of his contract in 2020 was "not on my radar right now. Not only is making the NCAA tournament often a barometer for job security for high-major college basketball coaches, it also often triggers six- or seven-figure contract incentive bonuses. Those players they are adding (R.J. It would have ben nice for new Louisville head coach Chris Mack to have a pair of talented, all-ACC caliber seniors leading his roster next season.

The second major Class of 2019 commitment for USC during the week, the 6-foot-9 power forward joins five-star big man Onyeka Okongwu . I have little doubt that Porter is going to be able to score and score a lot in the NBA. Posted 7:59 p.m. Leishman -17 1t A. Jimenez -17 2 S. Halep 0 4     (4) E. McHale 6 7 7      S. Walk-Up Music Vol. ESPN’s Michael Wilbon said 72 teams is a “stupid idea." Wilbon: "Don’t fix this golden thing you’ve got" ( “PTI,” ESPN, 5/17 ).

ACC coaches want to expand NCAA tournament to 72 teams

The conference's coaches made some recommendations for rule changes that would have a pretty big impact on the way that the game is played.

Whether expanding the NCAA tournament to 72 teams would actually benefit college basketball is not nearly as clear-cut. Put another way, this Duke team is built in a mold that is more similar to the Boston Celtics, the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors that anyone has been willing to mention. There’s a chance that, as more of a focal point of Virginia’s offense, he could end up becoming a top ten pick in the draft.

Having two highly-touted big men commit in the same week is huge for USC. But putting up points and playing on winning basketball teams are not one and the same. Friday Updated 8:09 p.m. Wise -17 3t M. Stricker -14 3t J. Svitolina 6 6       International Strasbourg (WTA) First Round M. Zheng 2 6 5      M. The ACC men's basketball coaches met this week and agreed to propose, among other things, that the NCAA Tournament be expanded from 68 teams to 72 teams.

Then there is the added bonus that Championship Week becomes that much more insane. The 6-foot-3 Dawson is a former consensus top-100 prospect coming out of high school as he’ll have to sit out the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Washington told reporters at the NBA combine this week that, if he’s a first round pick, he’ll be heading to the NBA. So what we're talking about doing here is creating opportunities for the ninth place team in the ACC, the ninth place team in the SEC or the eighth place team in the Big 12.

John Swofford had hoped for a quiet summer, but unfortunately for the commissioner of the ACC , that doesn’t appear to be in the forecast. Yes, a West Coast First Four might cut down on travel time for some teams by an hour or two. That does not, however, mean that this experiment is going to work. That’s a good thing for him. VIRGINIA TECH : This is when it starts getting interesting in the ACC standings.

For a ten-year stretch after his rookie season, Rudy Gay averaged at least 17.2 points while making the playoffs once during that stretch. Do WHAT? Jones -13 3t K. Durant -13 3t G. Melnikova       L. Brengle 6 3     V. Put me down as a hard pass -- as I explained in this column . The more they add these people at the very end, these are still just sacrificial lamb games.