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SAN JOSE, PHILLY SCORE WOMEN'S HOOPS FINAL FOUR

     San Jose and Philadelphia have been recommended by the NCAA
Women's Basketball Committee to host the '99 and 2000 Women's
Final Fours.  Stanford will host the '99 event at the San Jose
Arena.  Penn and St. Joseph's will co-host the 2000 Final Four at
the CoreStates Arena (NCAA).  Atlantic Ten Commissioner Linda
Bruno, who heads the NCAA tournament committee: "In the past, we
worried about going to a big city in that we might get lost among
other events.  But we saw in Atlanta in 1993 that that is no
longer a cause for concern."  Charlotte will host next year's
event, followed by Cincinnati in '97 and Kansas City in '98.
Sacramento, Orlando and Atlanta were also considered for the
events (Mel Greenberg, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 7/6).
     REGIONAL SITES:  Following are committee's recommended
regional sites for the '98 and '99 women's tournament:  East --
Dayton ('98), Greensboro ('99); Mideast -- Nashville ('98),
Cincinnati ('99);  Midwest -- Lubbock ('98), Normal, IL ('99);
West -- Oakland ('98), Los Angeles ('99) (NCAA).
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