They missed the tournament in 2010. Prior to that they missed in 2003.
There is no winning streak in the tournament as Ky the 2012 champion did not make the tournament this year.
More than they need they make around 3 million every time they play
This statement needs to be in the past tense since it is several years since the 07-08 NCAA tournament, although they did not make the tournament. The winner in 2008 was Kansas.
Over the years the NCAA tournament has expanded to include more and more teams. Today, the total number of teams that make the tournament stands at 68.
There is a complicated system to determine how much money teams get from the NCAA tournament. The money is based on how many sports the team plays, how many scholarships are given out and how well the school has done in the past six years. It is not based on rounds played but that does go into the system.
22 years ago.
Michigan State did not make the NCAA tournament in 1980 after winning the championship in 1979. Florida did not make the NCAA tournament in 2008 after winning the 2007 championship. North Carolina won the NCAA tournament in 2009 and will not make the tournament in 2010.
The most recent team to win a championship and not return to the tournament was last year's champions, the UNC Tar Heels. UNC won the national championship over MSU last year. This year UNC did not make the NCAA March Madness tournament everyone knows and loves but did make it into the NIT tournament.