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Topic - Greg Shaheen
The NCAA is not discussing further expansion of the NCAA tournament, though officials acknowledge it's "always on the list of topics."
The NCAA is more concerned about making sure its first 68-team basketball tournament goes off without a hitch than any further expansion.
Charles Barkley's analysis after a first-round blowout in the NCAA tournament: "Duke graduates their players, but that team they did has not graduated a player in like seven years."
A scalping scheme at the University of Kansas has exposed the seamy side of the secondary ticket business, with five now-former athletic department employees and a consultant accused of keeping the profits from selling as much as $3 million worth of basketball and football tickets to brokers.
"He understands what this is all about," NCAA vice president Greg Shaheen said. "His comments are representative of the many issues in the environment of basketball we're all trying to address. ... It's a great opportunity for him to comment on those topics."
Besides carving out three additional spots for at-large teams, Shaheen said one of the objectives of the "First Four" model was to build tension early in the tournament.