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Basketball is an eduring passion in Indian

Dale Lawrence

Basketball is an eduring passion in Indian

Dale Lawrence America’s No. 1 basketball event climaxes this week in America’s No. 1 basketball state: The NCAA Final Four is coming to town April 1 and 3 at the RCA Dome. Though the game was invented in Massachusetts, Indiana is where basketball’s popularity really took hold, first at the high school level — where local passion for the sport was (and to some extent remains) unprecedented — then expanding with the century to include the college and pro games. Continue reading...

UCLA beats GMU for title

So says the PlayStation 2

Steve Hammer In one of the most exciting and unpredictable NCAA tourneys in recent memory, upsets and unlikely shots have carried the day. From the first round, when tiny Northwestern State hit a buzzer-beating three to beat Iowa, to Sunday’s game when George Mason stunned Connecticut in overtime, this has been the year of the underdog. Continue reading...

John Mellencamp’s free concert

Monument Circle, downtown

NUVO Staff John Mellencamp will headline a special, free, all-day concert Sunday, April 2 at Monument Circle. The show is expected to attract as many as 100,000 music and basketball fans to downtown Indianapolis during the NCAA Final Four. Continue reading...

Dick Enberg appreciates NCAA tournament parity

Joe O’Gara As one of the sportscasters who cover the NCAA basketball tournament for CBS, Dick Enberg is often asked who will win “the big dance.” Enberg’s response gives an indication of how balanced he feels the field of 64 is these days. Continue reading...

Hoop City gives fans a chance to enjoy the game

Joe O’Gara Whether or not you have tickets to this year’s NCAA Men’s Final Four, you can still experience the fun and excitement that has made college sports so popular, at a four-day interactive festival being held in downtown Indianapolis. Continue reading...

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