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Re: More teams in NCAA MVB Tourney
There are some 40+ men's VB teams spanning D1, D2 and D3. To that the best of my knowledge, there are no SEC, Big 12 nor ACC means VB teams. In the Big Ten only Penn State and Ohio State field teams.
For any of the above teams, to field men's VB, they will need to invest a like number of women's scholies for TIX conformance.
Not to say that a few won't step into MVB. But their priority is arming football and MBB with as much resource and facility improvements as possible
In MVB we are the only multi sport conference --- meaning there is no Big 10 or Pac 12 MVB league. Those schools belong to oddly named conferences like the EIVB, etc.
We need to chill.
More teams in the NCAA tournament is a GREAT thing.
In the MVB world it means perhaps 3 BWC teams in the tournament. If there had been 12 teams this year UCSB would have probably been taken as an at large team.
WVB and MVB are not equal. There is no SEC MVB conference. This is AWESOME for the Big West. The Big West IS the SEC of MVB nationally.