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Thursday, April 01, 2010

More transcripts. They're long, but they're well worth reading -- if only to see how reporters and editors (or bloggers) nip and tuck their quotes to suit their needs.

Connecticut Coach Geno Auriemma: 2010 NCAA Final Four Media Teleconference

Opening remarks: Wow, it’s been kind of a whirlwind 48 hours, getting back last night and spending a couple of minutes with some of the players here today and going over the schedule coming up. No matter how many times you’ve been in this, it never ceases to amaze me the intensity level that you try to squeeze in in such a short period of time and how quickly it gets on top of you and how quickly all of a sudden you’ve got to get to a place and get ready for a game. And, yet, every coach in America hopes and prays for being in that situation.

I’m very fortunate, as is my staff and my players. We had an incredible run at the regionals. And we’re tired, I’m sure, from getting in late last night, but we can’t wait to get on the plane tomorrow and go to San Antonio and get ready to play on Sunday night.

So that’s where I am, and I’m sure that’s where Kim and Tara and Sherri are.

Oklahoma Coach Sherri Coale: 2010 NCAA Final Four Media Teleconference
Opening remarks: Our basketball team is incredibly honored to have earned the right to participate in the Final Four in San Antonio, and we are very much looking forward to it after the hospitality that we experienced in San Antonio in 2002. We know what a fantastic job the city does in welcoming the NCAA championship and we can’t wait to get there and compete. And just really, really proud of this bunch of kids and looking forward to the opportunity.

Stanford Coach Tara VanDerveer: 2010 NCAA Final Four Media Teleconference

Opening remarks: We’re very excited about coming to San Antonio. I feel that our team, you know, we had a very tough regional, and I want to just compliment Xavier on a great regional championship game and our team was really given a second life. And I know that our players and our staff are very appreciative of that and we plan to make the absolute most of it.