Optimizing NCAA tourney travel

The NCAA could help teams on the travel front. AP Photo/Steve Helber

People look forward to Selection Sunday every year, yet it always leaves a lot of people unhappy. The field has been expanded, allowing in more mediocre teams, and there are still some who feel disrespected when their team didn't make it. For those teams that actually make it into the tournament, some gripe about their draw, their seed or how far their team has to travel. At least with the latter -- the distance teams have to travel -- there is some work being done to minimize griping and make it a happier Selection Sunday.