Is an open division coming to state basketball?
The fact 17 of the 20 schools competing at this weekend's state basketball championships are private schools have people thinking about the ramifications.
And Pete Saco, commissioner of the Sac-Joaquin Section, told the Sacramento Bee that he endorses a plan to add an open division to the existing state tournament, putting all the top private and public schools in a division to fight it out.
Here's his interesting comment: "Is it a level playing field? Not even close. Other teams deserve a chance to win, the public schools. Some may not like the idea of a change to the current playoff format, but I'm at a point where I don't care. We as an organization have to worry about losing contact with the general public. They're not going to come anymore if this keeps up."
-- Eric Sondheimer