Tournament a study of the opinions of Ivy League men's basketball student-athletes and coaches on a potential post-season conference Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • Pogach, Andrew A.
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
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  • The Ivy League is the only NCAA Division I conference that does not sponsor a basketball post season championship. Missed class time and increased expenses were cited as the main reasons why a tournament has not been held in the past. Student-athletes and coaches of all eight Ivy men's basketball teams completed surveys asking questions on whether they favored adding a conference tournament. Overall, 76% were in favor of a postseason tournament, and most believed the addition of a tournament would provide an opportunity for additional games (84%) and increased television exposure (82%), while not jeopardizing academic success (67%). Coaches and student-athletes selected having each tournament game played on individual campus sites as their most preferable tournament location (53%). A traditional eight-team bracket with no byes was their most favorable tournament format option (59%).
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  • Tomasini, Nathan
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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