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TO KEEP AN EYE ON BOBBY KNIGHT? NCAA HEADQUARTERS TO INDIANA

          The NCAA has selected Indianapolis as the new site for
     its headquarters, which had been in Kansas City since '52,
     and will move sometime in the year 2000.  NCAA Joint Policy
     Board Chair Sam Smith: "Over the next 22 years, we will save
     in excess of $50 million in operating costs" (NCAA).  The
     INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS' Johnston & Theobald note "it was
     clear that money made much of the difference" in the choice
     to move.  Indianapolis officials have said their incentive
     package is worth "about" $50M, while an offer to remain in
     the Kansas City area was said to be "in the range of" $29-
     35M.  Smith said that while the long-term savings offered by
     K.C. were "significantly" less, "from the quality
     perspective," there was "little difference between the
     offers."  NCAA President Gene Corrigan: "The money was good. 
     The money, you had to take it" (STAR-NEWS, 6/1).

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