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      • 1998 in sports 1 Artistic gymnastics 2 Association football. Champions League – Real Madrid C.F. ... 3 Australian rules football. The National League expands adding the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the American League expands adding the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. 4 Canadian football 5 Gaelic Athletic Association. ...
  1. Mar 26, 1998 · 1998 N.C.A.A. TOURNAMENT; Tennessee Redefining the Women's Game ... her team's uniforms and had to share a budget of $5,000 among six women's sports. Now her basketball earnings total $450,000 a ...

  2. Sports Illustrated” called the 1997-1998 season of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball “Orange Crush.” It went on to say that “When the best player in women’s basketball [Chamique Holdsclaw] was joined by four fabulous fearless freshmen [Tamika Catchings, Kristen Clement, Teresa Geter, and Semeka Randall], the result was something even [Coach] Pat Summitt hadn’t ...

  3. 1998 - A crowd of 24,597 shows up in Knoxville to watch the #1 Tennessee Lady Vols defeat the #3 UConn Huskies, 84-69, setting a collegiate women's basketball attendance record. 1998 - Alison Nicholas wins the U.S. Open by carding a 10–under-par 274, the lowest winning score in the tournament's 52–year history.

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    • Tournament Records
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    Free throws—Chastity Melvin, North Carolina State, attempted 15 free throws in the semi-final game against Louisiana Tech, setting the record for most free throw attempts in a Final Four game.
    Winning margin—Tennessee defeated Arkansas 86–58 in the semi-final game. The winning margin of 28 points set the record for winning margin in a Final Four game.
    Three-point field goals—Julie Krommenhoek completed eight three-point field goals in a first round game in the West region, setting the record for most three-point field goals scored in an NCAA tou...
    Three-point field goal percentage—Kellie Jolly, Tennessee, hit four of five three-point field goal attempts(80%) in the championship game against Louisiana Tech, tying a record for three-point fiel...

    Sixty-four teams were selected to participate in the 1998 NCAA Tournament. Thirty conferences were eligible for an automatic bid to the 1998 NCAA tournament.

    Thirty conferences earned an automatic bid. In nineteen cases, the automatic bid was the only representative from the conference. Thirty-four additional at-large teams were selected from eleven of the conferences.

    In 1998, the field remained at 64 teams. The teams were seeded, and assigned to four geographic regions, with seeds 1–16 in each region. In Round 1, seeds 1 and 16 faced each other, as well as seeds 2 and 15, seeds 3 and 14, seeds 4 and 13, seeds 5 and 12, seeds 6 and 11, seeds 7 and 10, and seeds 8 and 9. In the first two rounds, the top four seeds were given the opportunity to host the first round game. In all cases, the higher seed accepted the opportunity. The following table lists the region, host school, venue and the sixteen first and second round locations:

    The Regionals, named for the general location, were held from March 20 to March 23 at these sites: 1. Mideast Regional Memorial Gymnasium (Vanderbilt University), Nashville, Tennessee (Host: Vanderbilt University) 2. Midwest Regional Lubbock Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock, Texas (Host: Texas Tech University) 3. East Regional University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio (Host: University of Dayton) 4. West Regional Oracle Arena, Oakland, California (Host: University of California, Santa Barbara) Each regional winner advanced to the Final Four held March 27 and March 29 in Kansas City, Missouri, at the Kemper Arena

    The sixty-four teams came from thirty-four states, plus Washington, D.C. Four states, California, Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina each had the most teams with four bids. Sixteen states did not have any teams receiving bids.

    Sixteen conferences had more than one bid, or at least one win in NCAA Tournament play: Fourteen conferences went 0–1: America East, Big Sky Conference, Big South Conference, Horizon League, MAAC, MAC, MEAC, Northeast Conference, Ohio Valley Conference, Patriot League, Southern Conference, Southland, SWAC, and West Coast Conference

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  5. Sep 21, 2008 · Sept. 21, 2008. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS | Moments of Perfection. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tennessee's 1998 football national championship by spending the evening with the '98 Tennessee Volunteers at the historic Tennessee Theatre in a once-in-a-lifetime event.

  6. Only six women’s teams competed in 1998, the first year that women’s ice hockey was an event. That included host Japan, which scored two goals and allowed 45 in five games.

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