Word is the El Paso Sports Commission is already in discussions with the NCAA regarding The Don as a site for an NCAA Basketball Tournament first round.
The last we heard it was just in the idea stage. It's not difficult getting the NCAA into your town. Mostly you just have to want to be a site.
The Sports Commission would work with UTEP and the Sun Bowl Association. That would be a strong team.
This is a no-cost event. The NCAA pays its own expenses — and takes tournament profits. The host city provides the venue (UTEP), the hospitality (Sun Bowl Sunnies) — and the city reaps the economic benefits from the out-of-town money.
The Sports Commission has already worked with the Convention and Visitors Bureau in getting the U.S. Bowling Congress Women's Tournament, and is helping with the bidding for the U.S. Open.
And the Sports Commission has already worked with UTEP in getting the Conference USA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, held last March.
Let's do it.