Ok, I know that unless you’re media member, used to be, or one day strive to become you may not have the biggest interest in this story, but trust me it’s a big deal.
Because watching a college basketball game from courtside is a world away from watching it up at the top of a dome in the NFL press box
It’s all described in a letter from U.S. Basketball Writers Association leader Joe Mitch to his members
Dear USBWA Member:
The NCAA will still provide nearly 130 seats at or near courtside for print and digital media at the 2013 Final Four in Atlanta.
While that still means that the media will be losing about 70 of the 200 seats near courtside that were available to print and digital media at recent Final Fours, the new allotment of nearly 130 seats is more than three times the amount that was being proposed for the media two months ago. At one time, there was a possibility that all of the media seating would be moved to upper decks or end zones.
Large news agencies such as th...