[quote=“NittanyIllini, post:10, topic:851”]256 Teams
Start February Follies with a flurry and such wonderful matchups as #1 Kansas vs #256 Air Force and #2 Kentucky vs #255 IUPUI (love to see John Wall play both Indiana and Purdue at the same time :))
Hit March Madness with a maddening array to see if the Cinderella #181 Campbell Fighting Camels continue their shocking ways after wins over both #76 Wichita State and #53 Oklahoma State. They’ll get a stiffer test vs #12 Maryland.
Finally we waft onto April Armaggedon. Will it be Kansas, Kentucky, Syracuse or the ultimate underdog, the #134 Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina?
Why stop at 64 or 65 or 68 or 72 or 96 or 128. In this day and age when every bumbling 5 year old gets a trophy for spinning around in the dirt at his shortstop position the entire season, why not reward participation. Who cares about wins and losses anymore, include everyone, throw everyone a bone and see them choke on it in brilliant HD on channels 9990, 9991. 9992. 9993. 9994, 9995, 9996, 9997, 9998, 9999. Of course for those with Comcast, that will be an addition charge of $1000 for the tournament to see these wonderful first round matchups. [/quote]
Actually the Chanticleers could easily be part of the field of 65 this season, and not need the expansion to 128, or 256 teams, assuming they can follow up a 23-5 season record thus far this season with a win in the Big South Tournament.