Changes proposed to NCAA tourney

DES MOINES, Iowa — The NCAA is thrilled with the support the wrestling community shows during its national championships.

The next step is to get the casual fan engaged for more than just a weekend.

A proposal pitched Tuesday to the NCAA's sports management cabinet included a new, 24-team dual tournament that would allow teams to pick up points they could carry into the national championships. The concept, first reported by the Des Moines Register, wouldn't be implemented until at least 2016 because of procedural and budgetary issues. But the idea behind the change, according to NCAA associate director Anthony Holman, is to emphasize the regular season by forcing teams to compete for a spot in the 24-team event.

Reader Reaction
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Rules. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or fill out this form. New comments are only accepted for two weeks from the date of publication.