NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

Governing body seeks to manage ongoing impact of Covid-19 pandemic

Governing body says there are no plans to deviate from current format

Idea would expand national tournaments to nearly 350 schools

Covid-19 pandemic creates sharp reductions in outlays to member schools

Move shifts much-beloved March Madness to essentially empty venues

Networks say there have been no reductions in crews or production plans for marquee event

One in five Americans will place a bet on the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament according to new analysis by the American Gaming Association (AGA).