It's all about to end, college hoops fans--the freight train called "expansion" is about to change the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament, if today's ESPN.com report is correct. And, why shouldn't it be--the expansion speculation has been rampant since before this year's tournament began.
The new, expanded tournament will supposedly not involve more time away from class and will not eliminate the successful, profitable conference post-season tourneys. It will, however, provide early round matchups which will not offer up the consistent drama on demonstration in this 2010 installment of the best college sports event on the planet. And, that, hoops fans, is a shame...and a mistake.