Essentially, this is what we learned from NCAA head honchos here Thursday afternoon:
• They don’t care about fans.
• They don’t care about the regular season.
• They don’t care about conference tournaments.
• And they sure don’t care about student-athletes’ being bothered by that pesky “student” portion of their hyphenated moniker by going to class.
What do they care about? Cash.
The NCAA made its annual state-of-the-game presentation as the Final Four festivities kicked off across the street from its headquarters. In the process, it unveiled the concoction the evil scientists have been working on over at the lab.
No one said a 96-team NCAA tournament was coming for sure.
But they sure used an awful lot of words to explain how hypothetically such a tourney might look.