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Economic loss could accompany bid

Updated: March 12, 2010, 4:12 PM ET
Associated Press

Bidding to host the first two rounds of the women's NCAA tournament is risky. The benefit to a team on the court can come at a high cost to the school financially.

For the second straight year there is a good chance that six of the 16 sites that will host first- and second-round games for the tournament won't have host schools playing, which could spell a major economic loss for those institutions.

Last year in the opening rounds, five of the six sites that didn't have host teams playing ...

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