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Big programs tackling big issues meet at Final Four with national championship on the line
NEW ORLEANS (AP) ' Looking for those charming underdog stories? Go find the DVD from last year.
This year's Final Four brings together a conglomeration of big-name schools, all saddled with their typically big-time issues ' a reminder that everything in college sports is not as pure as the NCAA and its "student-athletes" would like us to believe.
In the national semifinals Saturday, Kentucky plays Louisville and Ohio State meets Kansas. All the schools have made headlines for a variety of off-the-court reasons over the last several months, including: the proliferation of one-and-done players, stories about coaches in courtrooms and a handful of financial misdeeds involving recruits, players, coaches and even ticket managers.