"The current timing coincides with the conclusion of the current television contract with the NIT, as well. We have a number of opportunities to think through regarding the NIT. Does it become bigger, smaller or what other options make sense? The question is - how can these two events coexist and coincide?"
- NCAA senior vice president for basketball and business strategies Greg Shaheen about the upcoming decision regarding expansion of the current NCAA men's basketball tournament and how it might affect what the NCAA does with the NIT.
The updated 2008-09 Director's Cup standings were released and 15-time defending champ Stanford, once again, began to establish their dominance and make their run at their 16th consecutive title while seven Pac-10 teams were in the Top 50.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, proposed athletic financial aid reforms for the 2010-11 year are scheduled for discussion.
In men's hoop, the Bears lost to Kansas to drop to 6-4 overall on the year.
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