Wildcat fans likely will take over Indianapolis for the weekend, because that’s what they do.
The average resale price for an all-session strip of tickets to the April 4 semifinals and April 6 title game is $1,893, according to secondary market ticket aggregator TiqIQ.
A deal struck 10 years ago to bring the men’s Final Four to Indianapolis every five years has become a much-beefier cash cow for the city than any of the pact’s architects could have imagined.
The Final Four is so close, you can almost hear the trombones in the pep bands. Look around downtown.
Players and coaches cherish tournament highlights in Indy, including Butler’s run in ‘10.
The NCAA lists the Horizon League and IUPUI as official hosts. Indiana Sports Corp. does most of the legwork, and the NCAA signs all the checks, so just what do you do if you’re the official Final Four host?
NCAA Final Four host committee officials said Tuesday that Fan Fest would open April 3; youth clinics and a 5K walk to help support Coaches vs. Cancer will be held April 4; 3,200 children would dribble around town April 5; and the annual March Madness Music Festival will be held April 3-5.
The NCAA plans to announce between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday on CBS Sports Network its selection of cities to host the men’s basketball Final Four in 2017 through 2020.
Kentucky’s coaching staff will reap an extra $736,000 if the team wins the NCAA basketball tournament. Meanwhile, players are being asked by security to remove labels from water bottles at practice to avoid conflicts with a sponsorship agreement.
Rutgers coach Mike Rice scored almost as much attention as the champion quartet of teams.
Some years stand out as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the NCAA tournament.
The 1985 NBA All-Star Game remains the only all-star game the league has held in Indianapolis—a curious omission given the city’s propensity for landing big-time events.
Since Tuesday, fans, coaches and prominent journalists have fired off more than 150 messages on Twitter or on blog posts either blasting the Indianapolis-based NCAA or praising Greg Shaheen, who had overseen all 89 of the NCAA’s championships since August 2010.
Perhaps those of us who are not exactly Kentucky fans should be happy that the likes of Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Indy’s own Marques Teague won’t stay for four years,
Barely a week has passed since Indianapolis hosted America’s most popular sporting event, and already the Indiana Sports Corp. is retooling its playbook.
A study says the school earned $512 million worth of media exposure thanks to the back-to-back runs to the men’s basketball NCAA Championship game.