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Expansion to 68 is fine, but not 96

Updated: March 15, 2010, 4:39 PM ET
By Andy Katz

The drumbeat for a 96-team tournament sounds ominous.

Whether the NCAA tournament will be on CBS or with a new partner like Turner in 2011 is unknown. The television contract will play its way out in the next few months, and then the NCAA will decide to either finish the final three years of its deal with its longtime broadcast partner or go ahead and do a long-term contract with someone else, which could include ESPN/ABC.

But let's pause and consider what 96 teams would mean: ...

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