This is ridiculous!
Well said, commish.
Seems possible this is to counter the recent reports that Fox was going to put together their own postseason tournament that would invite the top 16 teams in the Big 12, Big Ten and Big East:
They’re not even trying to hide their preferences anymore.
Here’s where a new tournament could step in and make the NIT squirm. If every mid major said “no thanks” to their bid and instead played in the new one, the NIT would look pretty bad. And I would imagine there might be some solidarity from P5 AD’s.
It’s gross that this has happened. College basketball still has some semblance of parity until stupid choices like this remove it.