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Perceptions, plans outlined for this year’s Final Four

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.

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Big money under close scrutiny at NCAA Final Four

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.

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NCAA faces firestorm after replacing Shaheen

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.

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Final Four crowds show women still catching up

Despite having an in-state basketball team in the women’s NCAA Final Four and only 18,500 seats to fill, attendance at Conseco Fieldhouse was sparse Sunday for the semifinal round, with a total of 16,421 attending the two-game session.

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Bulldogs fall in title game, but leave big impression

Butler University lost 53-41 to the University of Connecticut on Monday night in the NCAA men's basketball title game. But now, thanks to two straight runs to the final, every mid-major thinks they've got a shot. And a blueprint for how to do it.

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