2010 Final Four Indianapolis: Schedule of Events
There's more to the Final Four than just the games.. check out these other exciting events the NCAA has to offer. Info culled from NCAA.com and other sources:
Thursday, April 1 - Monday, April 5
Bracket Town refreshed by Coca-Cola Zero
Formerly called Hoop City
Location: Indiana Convention Center
Admission: $10 (ages 12 and over)
$6 (ages 3-11, college students*, senior citizens (55 and older), and military*)
Free (ages 2 and under)
*Appropriate ID required.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at participating area Meijer stores or on the day of the event at Indiana Convention Center.
Hours: 5 - 10:30 p.m.
Description: Come play with the best at Bracket Town refreshed by Coca-Cola Zero - the ultimate fan experience. Fans of all ages can test their skills and enjoy championship action with basketball competitions, clinics, performances, autograph sessions and photo ops, the latest in interactive games and demonstrations, prizez and more. Everyone's a champion at Bracket Town.
Friday, April 2
USBWA Awards Breakfast
Location: Marriott Downtown
Hours: 8 a.m.
Description: The basketball writers will hand out the organizations' National Coach and National Player of the Year awards.
Final Four Team Practices
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium
Hours: Noon - 4 p.m. (Gates open at 11 a.m.)
Description: Come watch the student-athletes from the 2010 NCAA Final Four teams in their final practice before the national semifinal games. Enjoy the opportunity to hear from each head coach of the participating Final Four teams after the practice session is completed. Fans in attendance will be randomly selected to win national semifinal and championship game tickets throughout the day! Practice times are based on team seeding:
Noon - 12:50 p.m.: Game No. 1 Lower Seed
1 - 1:50 p.m.: Game No. 2 Lower Seed
2:10 - 3 p.m.: Game No. 1 Higher Seed
3:10 - 4 p.m.: Game No. 2 Higher Seed
Reese's College All-Star Game
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium
Hours: 4:35 p.m.
Description: The Reese's College All-Star Game features two teams comprised of the top collegiate senior student-athletes in the country. For the third year, the game will be played in the Final Four venue and will provide Indiana residents and other NCAA basketball fans the chance to see many of the best college basketball players perform in action for free!
Saturday, April 3
NCAA Youth Clinics (sponsored by vitaminwater
Locations: Butler University (Hinkle Fieldhouse), University of Indianapolis (Nicoson Hall), Warren Central High School
Admission: Free (Participants must be between 8-16 years of age [boys and girls] and pre-registered).
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
NCAA Youth Clinics Registration
Description: The NCAA Youth Clinics are a community outreach program that connects kids ages 8 - 16 with the basketball championship and provides them with resources designed to have a lasting impact. Participants receive sport instruction from NCAA coaches and student-athletes and get valuable information on fitness, healthy lifestyles and sportsmanship. The clinics also feature a session for parents and guardians with information on recruiting, academic and eligibility issues.
Sunday, April 4
NCAA Final Four Dribble
Start: NCAA national office (located in White River State Park)
Finish: Indiana Convention Center (corner of West and Maryland)
Hours: 3 - 4 p.m.
Description: Basketball fans, under the age of 18, will have the opportunity to dribble from White River State Park to the entrance of Bracket Town refreshed by Coca-Cola Zero® at the Indiana Convention Center. Participants will receive a free basketball and t-shirt courtesy of the NCAA. Participants wearing the Final Four Dribble t-shirt will also receive free admission to Bracket Town on event day.
Monday, April 5
NCAA Sports Career & College Expo
Location: Butler University - Hinkle Fieldhouse
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Description: The NCAA Men's Final Four Sports Career & College Expo will enlist professionals from all aspects of the sports industry to inform, educate and enlighten high school and college students on athletics and non-athletics sports career options in addition to giving them an opportunity to meet with local and national college representatives.
NABC Championship Trophy Presentation Celebration
Location: National Champion Downtown Hotel
Description: Winning coach and student-athletes will be presented with the NABC championship trophy in a pep rally setting for all fans to enjoy.
Games: Televised on CBS HD
Lucas Oil Stadium. Seating is approximately 70,000.
Saturday, April 3th
Game #1: 6:07 PM ET
Game #2: 40 minutes after the conclusion of game #1
National Championship Game
Monday, April 5th
9:21 PM ET
For other smaller events, check the NCAA website for the latest Indy Final Four events. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to add an event to the list.