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Date Posted: 13:51:18 02/28/17 Tue
Thanks, Jerrylh; I enjoy your posts.
There are trade-offs, and this is admittedly all a matter of opinion. You are right, there are more teams with a stake in the end of season Ivy games than otherwise. And as soon as one person goes through the turnstile at the Palestra for the tourney and flips on the espn coverage (it will be interesting to see how big/small that audience is), there is more visibility. Neither, in my opinion, justifies denying the League regular season winner of a bid for reasons I explained earlier.
As I have said for a long time, there are ways for Ivy administrations to boost the quality of their basketball teams under the rules. One school, north of us, decided to do just that.
The NIT, certainly for some time, IMO, is a not a worthy substitute for an NCAA bid. And if it is, why is that not incentive for at least some Ivy teams in a given year to keep playing to the end of the season with a post-season goal in mind?
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