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Reactions To The ACC’s Big NCAA Proposal

A really mixed bag to say the least

NCAA Basketball: North Carolina at Duke
Mar 7, 2020; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski (left) and North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams exchange playful jabs prior to a game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Both are in favor of an open NCAA Tournament in 2021.
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Here are some reactions to the ACC proposal for an open tournament in 2021. The ACC area reactions are mostly at the top while others are below. Notable: the San Diego paper sees it as a cynical power play while’s John Clay, somewhat surprisingly, says he’s okay with it.

One thing to keep in mind: this may be a strategic opening gambit. The goal may not be to get all eligible teams in the field (that would be 346 teams) but rather to open discussions on ways to leverage March and April for the NCAA and member schools to recoup some losses.