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AUS to ‘wait-and-see’ about Final 8

Atlantic University Sport is taking a wait-and-see approach topotentially hosting the 2013 and 2014 Final 8 men’s basketballchampionships.

Atlantic University Sport is taking a wait-and-see approach to potentially hosting the 2013 and 2014 Final 8 men’s basketball championships.

As reported in Metro in March, the AUS — which is hosting the 2011 and 2012 Final 8s at the Metro Centre — is not submitting a bid to keep the Canadian Interuniversity Sport extravaganza around for two more years.

The deadline is Friday.

Although other groups could swoop in and submit a winning bid, AUS executive director Phil Currie said that’s a risk “we have to take” because his group first needs to see how the CIS’s new hosting model plays out in 2011.

If no one else bids, Currie said he isn’t sure what will happen.

“We haven’t considered (bidding) at all,” he said. “It’s wait-and-see.”

The event has been held at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa the past three years, a stretch that followed a 24-year run at the Metro Centre.

 
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