NCAA Won’t Release What The March Madness Bracket Would Have Been

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The NCAA won’t be releasing what the March Madness bracket would have been if the tournament had been held.

March Madness was canceled because of coronavirus, and people are obviously not very happy. There had been some chatter from coaches that they wanted the bracket released. One of the main reasons why would likely be their bonus money for making it. Well, that’s not going to happen. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)


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Tournament media coordinator David Worlock told ESPN this past Friday about the idea: “No plans to do that. We hardly started the process. The priority for committee members then was to return home to tend to affairs on campus or conference offices.”

Dan Gavitt also confirmed it won’t be happening, according to Brett McMurphy.


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I actually 100% understand why certain people would want the bracket released. I 100% get it. If you have a bunch of bonus money tied to making it, then you damn sure better hope the bracket gets released.

Unfortunately, it’s just not a realistic option. It’s just not, and the main reason why is the vast majority of automatic bids were never determined when the conference tournaments got canceled.

It’s easy to point at teams like Duke, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Maryland and say they’re in. We all know that, but how could the NCAA determine the bubble teams at this point? (RELATED: Congratulations To The 2020 College Basketball National Champions – The Wisconsin Badgers)

The answer is they can’t, and that means they can’t release any kind of bracket. I wish we weren’t in this situation, but we are.

What should happen is that the agents for these coaches push hard for their clients to get their bonuses if it’s obvious they were going to be in.

Do the right thing and pay them!