UAF cancels Top of the World Classic because of new NCAA rule

Updated: July 2, 2008, 6:58 PM ET
Associated Press

FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- The University of Alaska Fairbanks has canceled its BP Top of the World college basketball tournament.

University officials said Wednesday they weren't able to attract teams in the competitive landscape that followed an NCAA rule change.

"The decision to cancel this year's tournament was not of our making or of our choice," tournament director Brian Hove said. "The escalation in appearance fees precipitated by the 2006 NCAA rule change has effectively priced the ...

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