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Saturday, April 24, 2010

NCAA tourney expands to 68 teams

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The NCAA has decided not to mess around too much with March Madness.

College sports' largest governing body announced a 14-year, $10.8 billion deal with CBS and Turner Broadcasting on Thursday that will begin with an expanded men's basketball tournament next March. But instead of jumping to a 96-team field, a possibility that drew criticism from bracket-obsessed fans to coaches, the NCAA plans to expand by only three teams, from 65 to 68.

Every game will be broadcast live nationally for the first time in the tournament's 73-year history.



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