Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Bobinski Named Chair of Tournament Committee
The man Bobinski replaces is UConn AD Jeff Hathaway. UConn, of course, is (1) the reigning national champ and (2) kind of in trouble for hundreds of improper calls and texts from UConn staff to recruits. The Committee is the primary contact with the broadcast companies for the NCAA tournament as well as operating as overseer for the selection, seeding, and bracketing of teams for the tournament. If someone could get our proposal for expansion to Mr. Bobinski, that would be great.
Speaking of expansion, Bobinski cited the tournament's 68-team status and the advent of the First Four as "exciting" in a recent interview, proving he has a finger on the pulse of basketball fans everywhere. He also was integral in the hiring of Thad Matta, Sean Miller, and Chris Mack. If there's one thing Bobinski knows how to do, it's find and groom good young coaches. XU fans have long known how good an AD Bobinski is; this move won't put him on the cover of Sports Illustrated, but it's nice to see him getting some recognition from his peers.