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68-team tournament approved

Updated: April 30, 2010, 12:32 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- The road to the Final Four will have a new look next season.

On Thursday, the NCAA's board of directors approved expansion from 65 to 68 teams and endorsed a proposal to add three more opening-round games to the schedule. The board also approved new rules governing concussions and may sanction schools that do not comply.

It's only the second time in a quarter-century the NCAA has increased the number of teams competing for the men's national championship.

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