NCAA, Sports Commission hammer out monthly details en route to the Women's Final 4

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COLUMBUS -- The NCAA was back in Columbus combing over its checklist with the city, the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and Ohio State as all parties point toward hosting the Women's Final 4 over the Easter Weekend.

NCAA Associate Director of Championships Meredith Cleaver has been coming to Columbus almost every month since last summer for planning meetings. Columbus' bid started with a top-flight venue in Nationwide Arena.

"Columbus has hit the nail on the head so far," Cleaver told ABC-6.

Cleaver and Sports Commission Executive Director Linda Logan revealed only a thousand tickets remain for the three games to be played starting March 30th and concluding with the National Championship game Sunday April 1st.

"Attracting this event is a real feather in our cap for future business," Logan told ABC-6. "Who knows we might host again in 2025."

Nationwide Arena had the Countdown to Columbus with #1 UConn, #4 Louisville, #12 Ohio State and Stanford back in November with almost 10,000 in attendance.

The Women’s Sports Report breakfast is coming up on Feb. 16 with Beth Mowins and Debbie Antonelli, two of the top female sportscasters that have also broken the glass ceiling in calling men’s sporting events.


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