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Bristol CT: ESPN today announced that with the shocking loss by Duke last night, that they will no longer cover the NCAA tournament, and will not broadcast from the Final Four in Indianapolis, as originally planned.

"Obviously, we had planned on Duke winning it all, so we planned our coverage around it", said ESPN Programming Chief Duke Louver, "but since the NCAA Tournament now has no meaning, we will concentrate our coverage on what should have been."

Louver said that all ESPN entities would be involved. ESPN Classic will devote the entire Final Four Weekend to Duke, showing all the Final Four games they have won in the past. ESPNU will show the final 2.1 seconds of the '92 Duke-UK game in a continuous loop for 72 hours straight. ESPN will have the GameDay crew at Cameron Indoor to report on what would have happened if Duke would have made it to the Final Four. ESPN2 will show the Women's Tournament (as long as Duke is still in), and on ESPN.com, Mike Patrick and Dick Vitale will host a blog in which they remember the greatest shooter of all time, J.J. Reddick.

Louver does apologize to the fans "We tried to get as much Duke coverage during the year as possible, but realize that there's no such thing as 'too much'. Next year, we'll promise we'll do better." And don't forget Coach K's prostate exam on ESPN8, "the Ocho".

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