Almost College Time Again
NIT lawyer accuses NCAA of violating antitrust laws
Hey - the NIT had Maryland last year - what more can you ask for?
Sadly, the NIT has lost so much of its luster over the past 40 years that it would be impossible for athletes to see it as anything more than the second-tier show, like the Smackdown! to the NCAA's Monday Night Raw, except without the wrestling.
" After featuring many of the best basketball programs in the 1940s and 1950s, the NIT faded in importance because it agreed in 1962 to let the NCAA choose teams for its tournament first, he said."
If that's true, then... well, sorry NIT - it's your own fault for doing something that stupid. That's like getting involved in a Land War in Asia, or a battle with a Sicilian when death is on the line or letting John McCain go first on a deal involving campaign finance reform... I could go on and on, but that was a really stupid agreement to make.
But if they're banking on a Bryant University (RI) repeat to the NCAA Division II title game, then I will tell you that they've got another thing coming.