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Report: The NCAA To Announce A Bubble Tournament In Indianapolis Monday

This assumes we’re in a position to have a tournament

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LUBBOCK, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 19: The Texas Tech Red Raiders’ 2019 Final Four banner hangs between the Texas flag and the American flag before the college basketball game against the Kansas State Wildcats on February 19, 2020 at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas.
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It’s been talked about for what seems like forever, but Matt Norlander and Anthony Calhoun of WISH-TV in Indianapolis both report that the NCAA is going to make the Indy bubble formal later Monday. We think that Calhoun broke the story but we’re not sure.

As we’ve noted before, metro Indianapolis and indeed the entire state of Indiana is loaded with suitable gymnasiums. You may have occasionally heard people from the Hoosier state say that Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium looks like a high school arena. Well it’s kind of true: there are high school gyms there that have much more capacity than does Duke.

That’s not necessarily relevant in a pandemic, but that also means that locker rooms and other facilities will be acceptable and that you can spread out around the area which you will need to do with 68 teams or however many actually end up going.

Also that means 68 large traveling parties and other necessary people including officials, reporters and periphal people, so you’ll need plenty of hotel rooms. Indianapolis obviously has plenty of capacity there.