Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Final Four: Tale of the Tape

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Final Four: Tale of the Tape

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Byline: Hays Carlyon

Florida, Connecticut, Kentucky and Wisconsin will settle the national championship in the coming days. Here's a breakdown of the schools that goes beyond the court, revealing information about the universities, cities and their respective places in pop culture thanks to their celeb connections. Times-Union sports writer Hays Carlyon takes the ultimate - lighthearted - look at the Final Four participants.

FLORIDA

Location: Gainesville

Enrollment: 49,913

U.S. News National Rank: 49

Proud of: Gatorade

Embarrassed by: Football team

Coach: Billy Donovan

Record: 486-188

NCAA tourney record: 35-11

Final Fours: 4

National titles: 2

Don't ask him about: The Magic job.

Current winning streak: 30

Combined starts for senior class: 265

Best music act: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Most wanted at your dinner party: Tim Tebow

Most wanted at your bachelor party: Ryan Lochte

CONNECTICUT

Location: Storrs

Enrollment: 30,525

U.S. News National Rank: 57

Proud of: ESPN

Embarrassed by: Skip Bayless

Coach: Kevin Ollie

Record: 50-18

NCAA tourney record: 4-0

Final Fours: 1

National titles: 0

Don't ask him about: Academic Progress Rate scores

Current winning streak: 4

Combined starts for senior class: 182

Best music act: Moby

Most wanted at your dinner party: Meg Ryan

Most wanted at your bachelor party: Ray Allen

KENTUCKY

Location: Lexington

Enrollment: 29,928

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