The NCAA announced yesterday that the times of the Division I men’s semifinals and finals have been pushed back.

In a nutshell,  the semifinals will now be at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend (instead of noon and 2:30 p.m.), and the Memorial Day title game will now start at 3:30 p.m. rather than the traditional noon.

For more, click here.

Now, we want to know what you think.

Will the later times lead to more TV viewers? Will the size of the already large crowds increase?

Be sure to weigh in with your comments and exercise your right to vote by weighing in with your opinion in our poll.

In other news, the NCAA will experiment will instant replay in college games next season.

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6 Responses to “You make the call: Is later better?”

  1. Beach Lax says:

    The later Saturday semi should end right in the heart of prime time. If its an OT game or a one goal game will be real dramatic under the lights. I’m sure the bigger of the two semi games will always be scheduled for the later start.

  2. Rui says:

    One good thing about this Joe, is that there is more time to pre-game during the late morning/early afternoon

  3. Adrian says:

    I like it. Makes it more of an event I think. Night games are a bigger show and Lax could use more of that.

  4. Doid23 says:

    Like the Saturday move, hate the Monday move. It was great to have the game early, and then get on the road by late afternoon.

  5. Syracuse says:

    Any morning at 11 a.m. is murder on fans. This is a very smart move.

  6. BeachLax says:

    True bit it wasnt like they chose 11 a.m. that’s when ESPN told them to play.

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