03-20-17 03:05 PM - Post#227798 In response to Tiger69
WHAT's the problem with that, Robin (and ADs, players and fans of runners up)?
As you wish, my friend...
In no particular order for your format:
1) Tourney winner has no guaranteed post-season slot. The NIT would never agree to take a tournament winner without knowing who the winner is beforehand. The NCAA is structured to accommodate blowouts (there are two other games for ticketed fans to watch that should be more competitive than the 1 v. 16 games). The NIT is not. Tickets aren't going to sell if the game is not viewed as potentially competitive. Moreover, the NIT requires teams to have a .500 record or better.
And please don't respond that the Ivy can dictate terms to the NCAA/NIT. That's not the way it works...
2) Costs to rent the "neutral" venue.
3) Increased travel costs to teams fans to potentially make two trips instead of one. It's really a tall order to ask fans of the #3 & #4 seeds to be prepared to hightail it to NYC (or wherever) if they get the upset on Friday night.
4) Turns the "Ivy Showcase" into just one day rather than a weekend.
I'm sure others can come up with more.
Edited by Go Green on 03-20-17 03:06 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.