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NCAA brings traffic to Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

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Second and third graders with the Northview Cougars in Kodak visited the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday.

With the NCAA tournament in town, it is a busy weekend for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

This is one of the largest events it has been involved with since parting ways with the former Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation (KTSC), now called Visit Knoxville.

They decided to split after KTSC's finances came under fire and KTSC forced former President Gloria Ray out.

"The past year has been an interesting one. We've gone through the separation. It was a very healthy separation for both so I think both entities are glad that's over and we're headed into a new future," said Dana Hart, Women's Basketball Hall of Fame president.

Teams with Syracuse and Oral Roberts visited the Hall of Fame this weekend; Creighton is expected to attend on Sunday.

"The Hall of Fame is a place for those to honor the game and celebrate what's currently going on in the game," Hart said.

Second and third graders with the Northview Cougars in Kodak visited on Saturday.

Last year, more than 22,000 visitors came to the Hall of Fame, shooting business up by 53% from 2011.

To accommodate for NCAA visitors, the Hall of Fame will be open Sunday and Monday, 1-5 p.m.

Regular hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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