The decision to play the Division I, II and III women's basketball championships at one site drew praise from coaches and players. The NCAA will evaluate whether it was a one-time thing or something it should do again.
Licensees and retailers are preparing entire product lines, orders, shipping plans and marketing campaigns in advance. Four different sets of championship plans are being prepared—only one will ever see the light of day.
After years of fighting against tournament pools because of its staunch anti-gambling position, the Indianapolis-based organization is going to work with Microsoft's search engine, Bing, to pick winners in the men's basketball tournament.
The University of Wisconsin's 71-64 victory Saturday night in Indianapolis averaged 22.6 million viewers across TBS, TNT and truTV, according to Turner Sports and CBS. That's up 39 percent from last season's matchup of the same teams.