By NCAA vice president Greg Shaheen, a proposed three-week, 96-team NCAA men's basketball tournament. While confirming that the plan hinged on approval by the D-I men's basketball committee and its board of directors (as well as an opt-out of the NCAA's current deal with CBS), Shaheen last Thursday painted a picture of an expanded tourney that would start and end roughly on the same days as the current 65-team version. In the proposal the top 32 teams would get opening-round byes. The other 64 teams would match up on the opening Thursday and Friday; the winners would play the bye teams on Saturday and Sunday; and Round 3 would occur Tuesday and Wednesday. More games, Shaheen argued, would generate more revenue for the NCAA as well as cut down on travel time for most teams.