Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Washington Post column: A Lack of Accountability

Here is my newest column for The Washington Post -------------

The problem with the NCAA tournament bracket that was unveiled Sunday night isn’t the product.
Debate over who got in and who didn’t is going to occur every year whether the field consists of 64 teams, 68 teams or the 96 teams the NCAA will someday shove down our throats.

And while only one member of this year’s tournament selection committee has actually coached Division I basketball — Stan Morrison, who last did so in 1998 — the process isn’t necessarily the issue either.

The problem is accountability — specifically, the committee’s utter lack of it. Without it, we have no way of knowing whether the process was fair or not.

Something is rotten in Indianapolis.

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Anonymous said...

Virginia Tech is grateful for your support. It is a shame that this has become an annual event. The bar gets raised each year, yet the Hokies fall just short of the mark. They'll likely be the 97th choice in a 96-team field, too.
Yet as much as the Hokies keep getting the short end, this year Maryland got screwed even more than VT by not even getting an NIT bid. Indeed, whoever's job it is to market the ACC among the NCAA power structure needs to find another line of work.

Anonymous said...

The reason VATECH didn't get invited to the big dance is very simple - 2 losses to UVA!! Go WAHOOS!!

Anonymous said...

That's pretty much what we've come to expect from UVA. Have anything constructive to add to the discussion?

Michael said...

The new washingtonpost.com is a mess. I have been trying to read your column on Maryland basketball since Monday. Every time I click on the link, I get a page with more links and no column.

tutorlatin said...

"Through the years, the tournament selection committee, especially WHOMEVER is chairman, . . . "

How did a Duke grad and professional writer form such an ungrammatical sentence! How did the Washington Post proofreader miss it!