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COLLEGE NEWS & NOTES: GREAT 8 MOVES FROM MOTOWN TO CHITOWN
Published March 26, 1996
The DirecTV Great Eight tournament will move from The Palace of Auburn Hills to Chicago's United Center in '96. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley will make the announcement today, according to this morning's CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. The tournament, which invites the previous year's elite eight of the NCAA Tournament, is also sponsored by ESPN and Raycom (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 3/26)....Gate receipts for the NCAA Men's Midwest Regional at the Metrodome were an estimated $1.8M (Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 3/26)...Prices for Final Four courtside seats have "rocketed" to over $8,000 each ("Moneyline," CNN, 3/25). Upper level seats are going for $950 each ("Sports View," CNBC, 3/25).