Is NCAA Basketball Dead?

Tim CroleySenior Analyst IApril 16, 2008

Less then 10 days removed from the NCAA basketball championship game, and the sounds from the collegiate basketball world are as dead silent as the cheers coming from American Airlines Arena.

The most notable news thus far was the dismantlement of an already horrendous basketball team at the University of Alabama.

Players are jumping ship in Tuscaloosa faster than those off the Patriots’ bandwagon.

There is virtually no news anywhere. And what little stir there is? 

It is either insignificant or confined to a local region.  Therefore, nothing is making a move in the college basketball world on a national scale.

Compared to the college football scene, which just days after the season ended with a mystical aura surrounding it everywhere due to the intense hype over the forthcoming signing day, college basketball has virtually died.

Compared to the NFL season, which people are still deliberating and anticipating its impending draft, college basketball appears to be so far removed. 

It’s hard to believe it was just 10 days ago!

I know the NBA season is in the heat of the play-off race, which may have something to do with the lack of interest in the “Historic Tournament” that ended last Monday.

I know the interest will pick back up as the next season approaches.

But is it just me, or does when college basketball end, it really ends?