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What CBS's winning three-year, $159 million bid to retain exclusive network rights to the NCAA tournament means:
?Each network tournament game will have two more minutes of commercials.
?All eight games of the regional semifinals on Thursday and Friday, March 19 and 20, will be carried in prime time, with each market receiving two games.
?Non-network coverage will be reduced to first-round contests and a couple of second-rounders.
?The national semifinal doubleheader on Saturday, March 28 will begin at 5:30 p.m. EST; that's so the second game will hit prime time.
?If subliminal advertising is any clue, the race for the 1987 Academy Award for Best Picture—which will be announced on Monday, March 30, at about the same time the national champion is crowned—is over. The Color of Money wins, cruisin'.
Kim Land, 25, charged with forming the first women's team at St. Thomas University in Miami, hoped to find an experienced team leader. She did, in 5'10" freshman Jean Pierre of Trinidad and Tobago. Pierre has competed in five world championships in net ball (a seven-player variation of basketball), has received her country's highest honor, the Trinity Cross, and has had a 24, 433-seat arena named in her honor. The mother of three children, Ms. Pierre is 42 years old.
Cleveland State students are so infatuated with Ken (Mouse) McFadden, they actually left a giant mousetrap with a piece of cheese in front of his dormitory door.