You may remember that the NIT planned to sue the NCAA on
antitrust grounds. Well, that
trial starts Monday, and the stakes are big - the NCAA's main cash source
could be gutted, and the ability to regulate post-season play could be as well.
The NIT maintains the NCAA acted deliberately to undercut the
NIT's standing. Bob Knight will testify for the NIT, and Mike Krzyzewski for the
NCAA. The NCAA requires teams to accept a bid to post-season play if
offered. They also ban any play after the NCAA's post-season is done.
It's a big deal, needless to say, and the stakes are very
high. Stay tuned. And if any of you lawyers want to offer an
opinion, just let us know what you think!