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Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Final Four in Indianapolis Every Five Years: The NCAA reached a Memorandum of Understanding today with the Indiana Sports Corporation that will bring the Final Four to Indianapolis every fifth year until 2039, marking a significant change from the NCAA's traditional policy of cities bidding to host the lucrative championship. The city is also guaranteed the Women's Final Four, Men's and Women's preliminary round games and the NCAA Convention (one a year) for the four other years in the five-year cycle. It is unclear what guarantees the NCAA will receive (such as an exit clause) to ensure that the city continues to achieve the excellence required to host such a high-profile event.