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NCAA Scrapping Requirement For Tournament Regional Games To Be Played In Domes
Published June 13, 2013
CRYSTAL BALL: ESPN.com's Eamonn Brennan wrote, "Rail as we might against the bloat of college athletics, and the impulse to cram 70,000 overcharged ticketholders into a football stadium, the Final Fours are going to be in domes for ... well, I would say the foreseeable future, but really the answer is more like 'forever.'" The NCAA "makes almost all of its money from the NCAA tournament." When "your yearly budget comes down to a handful of weeks in March, you're going to try to ring every last dollar out of those few opportunities" (ESPN.com, 6/12).