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Big Easy ready for Final Four

From Jordan’s Jumper, to Bob’s last title, to the infamous time-out, to Carmello’s Way, the Final Four has had some of its greatest moments ever right here in the Big Easy.  

This year’s crop is an exceptional one, and New Orleans will also brag about being host to one of the greatest rivalries in college athletics as the Cats take on the Cards in the Blue Grass Big Easy Battle to tip off the Final Four.

Those Jay Hawks from Kansas are back, and their team wants to take care of business this time New Orleans after losing to the Orange the last time the biggest dance in sports was in town.  And then there is Coach Thad Matta and the Buckeyes from
Columbus.  Ohio State Fans can lay claim that they have the most experience in the Big Easy as of late as the Buckeyes Football Team has been in New Orleans twice since 2008 and the Buckeyes will be more than happy to dot their “I” down in the Big Easy to the tune to another national title.

The Buckeyes are making their eleventh trip to the Final Four while those Red Birds from Kentucky are back in the Final Four for the ninth time in school history and they are seeking their first title since legendary Coach Denny Crum led a young Freshman last named Ellison and his squad to the National Title.

The Wildcats from very same state are trying to pick up their eighth title in schools history, their first since the late 1990’s which by Wildcats standards is far too long in between title wins.  Just ask their fans!

So as the four best teams in hoops come to town, as well as some of the greatest to ever be associated with the sport, the Big Easy seems to be the perfect spot for some more history to be made in the Superdome!

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03/25/2012 11:29PM
Big Easy ready for Final Four
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