Here are some simple solutions to making a 346-team tournament work. It adds only two weeks to March Madness, eliminates conference tournaments and adds "true regionals."
College hoops' Big Dance is just one of dozens of major sporting events that have been postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus in 2020. From the Kentucky Derby to Formula One racing to the Summer Olympics, here's a by-the-numbers sampling of what fans are missing this year.
The NBA suspended its season after one of its players tested positive for the coronavirus, then college and pro sports began suspensions and cancellations until there was ultimately a complete shut down in American sports.
All the Power 5 leagues took the step to cancel their tournaments to guarantee the health of players and staff.
With the spread of the coronavirus and its rising death toll, COVID-19 has fear escalating, and it could lead to sparse stadiums, starting with one group calling for empty arenas for March Madness.
Josh Speidel was recruited by Vermont but missed his entire collegiate career after ending up in a coma following a serious car crash.
Men's college basketball this season has been nothing short of bizarre, and now the madness begins with March here. Here's a quick look at the craziness of the men's season so far.
Baylor (24-1), the No. 1 ranked team in the country and winners of 23-consecutive games, will host No. 3 Kansas (23-3), on Saturday in a game that could go a long way in determining the top seed in next month's NCAA tournament.
Close games, a Duke-UNC overtime and a buzzer-beater on Saturday could be a precursor of what's to come the next six weeks in men's college basketball
Former President Barack Obama has shared his tips for March Madness since 2009.
The NCAA Final Four gets underway on Saturday in San Antonio.
The top five ranked teams in the South have all been knocked out.
The Buffalo Bulls pulled off a huge upset by beating fourth-seeded Arizona in the first round.
Bush backed Texas A&M to clinch a first NCAA title.
Research shows the number of vasectomies during March Madness spikes every year.
March Madness kicks off on Thursday.
A jump ball in the final minute should have been ruled in Gonzaga's favor.
Przemek Karnowski, Zach Collins and Kennedy Meeks will make sure the championship game is decided in the paint.
A Valley of the Sun couple have one shining moment from the NCAA tournament commemorated in their basement.
North Carolina relied not on one of its blue-chip players, but rather a sophomore backup to advance to the Final Four.
Cinderella failed to show up to the ball at this year's big dance.