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Colleges spend big, lose big on women’s basketball

Across the U.S., the most popular women’s college sport is in the red. Women’s basketball at the 53 public schools in the six largest conferences recorded operating losses last fiscal year of $109.7 million, while the men’s teams reported operating profits of $240 million.

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Butler still getting big bounce from 2010 NCAA run

The number of applications to Butler University is up 41 percent—to a total of 9,357—compared with applications received by the same time last year, according to school officials. Requests for information and campus visits by prospective students are both up 35 percent for the year.

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Butler loses title game, but wins massive publicity

Butler received so many visits to its main Web site, school officials had to beef up the computer system. School President
Bobby Fong is commissioning a study to gauge the value of the publicity earned through the Bulldogs' run to the Final
Four.

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Butler does it, again, and will play for title

Indiana and Purdue may be the state's traditional basketball powerhouses, but it's little Butler—enrollment 4,200—that's big time now. Butler is writing a Hollywood hoops script, a sequel to "Hoosiers."

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NCAA, city still hammering out long-term deal

The NCAA and city put together a deal to cover insurance and liability issues for this year’s Final Four, but are still finalizing
an agreement that assures the event comes back regularly through 2039.

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