NCAA http://news.stlpublicradio.org en NCAA Taps St. Louis To Host Eight Championships http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ncaa-taps-st-louis-host-eight-championships <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The NCAA is bringing eight sports championships to the St. Louis area over the next five years. The collegiate athletic association announced a package of playoffs Wednesday that St. Louis will host between 2015 and 2018.</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:39:03 +0000 Joseph Leahy 32180 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NCAA Taps St. Louis To Host Eight Championships St. Louis To Get A Piece Of March Madness Action Again http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-get-piece-march-madness-action-again <p><em>Updated at 4:30 p.m. with numbers from the Missouri Valley tournament.</em></p><p>For the 20th time in tournament history, and the seventh time since 2000, a St. Louis sports venue will host games of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:32:52 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 6333 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis To Get A Piece Of March Madness Action Again St. Louis to host first sold-out NCAA Wrestling Championships this weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-host-first-sold-out-ncaa-wrestling-championships-weekend <p>This weekend&#39;s NCAA Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis sold out for the first time in the event&#39;s 82-year history. The event is expected to break its all-time attendance record with over 110,000 fans in attendance.</p><p>This is the sixth year St. Louis has hosted the tournament. NCAA associate director of championships Jeff Jarnecke&nbsp;says St. Louis is a great place to host the event.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 21:45:56 +0000 Alex King 3268 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis to host first sold-out NCAA Wrestling Championships this weekend Illini basketball coach fired http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illini-basketball-coach-fired <p><em>Updated at 4:15 p.m. with comments from Coach Weber.</em></p><p><em>This story will be updated. Sean Powers from WILL contributed to this report.</em></p><p>The University of Illinois has fired head basketball coach Bruce Weber, following a 17-15 season that ended with the Illini <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=320682294">losing 12 of their last 14 games</a>.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 19:55:13 +0000 The Associated Press & WILL 3243 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illini basketball coach fired