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DeCourcy: Putting Final Four games on cable saved college hoops from 96-team mess

Then Turner rode to the rescue, partnering with CBS on a deal that assured such a payment was feasible and with a field comprising only 68 teams. Turner’s reward for that was an option to present the Final Four on its airwaves, which it exercised Tuesday. The national semifinals will be broadcast on TBS in each of the next two years, and the entire Final Four will be on TBS in 2016 and every other year thereafter until 2024. (Sporting News)

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