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Event Details Announced for 2013 Women's Final Four in New Orleans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 Wednesday, February 27, 2013

CONTACT:
Rick Nixon
Associate Director Championships and Alliances, Media Services
317/917-6539

EVENT DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR 2013 WOMEN'S FINAL FOUR IN NEW ORLEANS

NEW ORLEANS---The NCAA Women's Final Four is one of America's most prestigious women's championship sporting events and this April it will be coming to New Orleans and the New Orleans Arena. The crowning of the national champion on April 9 will be the pinnacle of the experience for the student-athletes, coaches and fans. But there are a multitude of ancillary events included in the Women's Final Four weekend which the entire New Orleans community is being encouraged to enjoy.

"The Women's Final Four offers numerous fan interactive opportunities whether or not you have a game ticket," said Anucha Browne, NCAA vice president, women's basketball championships. "The Women's Final Four is more than three games and we encourage the entire New Orleans community, as well as the thousands of women's basketball fans and coaches in attendance, to take advantage of every opportunity."

While events are still being added to the schedule, key information and registration opportunities for all of the Women's Final Four activities are available at www.NCAA.com/womensfinalfour. The following is an overview of 2013 Women's Final Four events (dates and times are subject to change):

All times provided are local to site (Central Time)
Friday, April 5

Women's Final Four Salute Premiere - Mardi Gras World, 6:30 p.m. (Ticket required and available at www.NCAA.com/tickets)

Saturday, April 6

4Kay® Run Presented by Northwestern Mutual® - Tourney Town (Center Stage), 8 a.m. (Registration required - online $20, on-site $25)

POWERADE® NCAA Youth Clinics - Isidore Newman School and Joe Brown Memorial Park, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Free - registration required)

NCAA Girls Junior Journalism Workshop - New Orleans Arena, 9 a.m. (Free -registration required)

Tourney Town Refreshed by Coca-Cola ZeroTM - Adjacent to New Orleans Arena (East Corner), 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Free)

Open Practices & Team Autograph Sessions - New Orleans Arena, 10:50 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Free)

Big Easy Bounce fueled by POWERADE® - Mercedes-Benz Superdome Plaza (Gate C), 1 p.m. (Free - registration required)

Talent Showdown Refreshed by Coca-Cola ZeroTM - Tourney Town (Center Stage), 1 p.m. (Free)

Battle of the Bands - New Orleans Arena, 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. (Free)

WBCA High School All-America Game - New Orleans Arena, 4:30 p.m. (Free)

Sunday, April 7

Tourney Town Refreshed by Coca-Cola ZeroTM - Adjacent to New Orleans Arena (East Corner), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Free)

AT&T Mascot Challenge - Tourney Town (Center Stage), adjacent to New Orleans Arena (East Corner), Noon (Free)

NCAA Pep Rally - Tourney Town (Center Stage), adjacent to New Orleans Arena (East Corner), 1 p.m. (Free)

Taio Cruz Headliner Concert - Tourney Town (Center Stage), adjacent to New Orleans Arena (East Corner), 5 p.m. (Free)

National Semifinal Games - New Orleans Arena, 5:30 and 8 p.m. (Ticket required and available at www.NCAA.com/tickets)

Monday, April 8

Tourney Journey Tours - Throughout New Orleans, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Ticket required)

Tuesday, April 9

Tourney Journey Tours - Throughout New Orleans, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Ticket required)

National Championship Game - New Orleans Arena, 7:30 p.m. (Ticket required and available at www.NCAA.com/tickets)

NCAA/WBCA Coaches' Trophy Presentation - Tourney Town (Center Stage), adjacent to New Orleans Arena (East Corner), following the national championship game, 10:30 p.m. approximately (Free)

Other Ongoing Activities and Initiatives

NCAA Middle School Madness® Program - Selected New Orleans Middle Schools, Spring 2013

NCAA Pinnacle of FitnessTM Program - Selected New Orleans Middle Schools, Spring, 2013

About the NCAA and Division I Women's Basketball

The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 450,000 student athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit http://www.ncaa.org/ and http://www.ncaa.com/ for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes. NCAA women's basketball is characterized by strong fundamentals, high quality of play, sportsmanship, role model student-athletes and family oriented entertainment. The latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate figures show 84 percent of NCAA Division I women's basketball players graduate. In terms of the NCAA Academic Progress Rate, which measures term-by-term academic success, the overall score is 970, well above the NCAA benchmark of 930. In 2012, 41 Division I women's basketball programs received Public Recognition Awards for their APR scores. For the latest news in regard to the Women's Final Four, visit www.ncaa.com/womensfinalfour. The NCAA, Final Four, March Madness and Midnight Madness are owned or licensed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. All other trademarks are licensed by their respective owners.

 

About the Kay Yow Cancer Fund
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was officially founded on December 3, 2007 from the vision of the organization's namesake Kay Yow, former NC State University head women's basketball

coach. Coach Yow was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 before succumbing to the disease on January 24, 2009. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved, and unifying people for a common cause. For more information on the Kay Yow Cancer Fund or to make a donation, please visit http://www.kayyow.com/.

 

About the Tulane Cancer Center
The Tulane Cancer Center's mission is to provide innovative cancer care to patients, to educate the cancer specialists of today and tomorrow and to carry out the pioneering research necessary to discover new treatments for cancer and related diseases. The Tulane Cancer Center is home to approximately 130 cancer faculty, including physicians specializing in all areas of cancer care, as well as dozens of laboratory scientists who study cancer at the molecular level and use the data obtained, often in collaboration with the Center's clinicians, to develop a better understanding of cancer and how to cure it. The Center's most active translational research groups investigate cancer genetics, racial disparities in cancer incidence and mortality, circadian rhythm disruption's link to cancer risk and cancer drug discovery.

 

About The V Foundation

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, The foundation has raised more than $100 million to fund cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations and net proceeds of events directly to cancer research and related programs. Administrative and fundraising expenses are paid by the Foundation's endowment. The Foundation awards grants through a competitive awards process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Board.

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