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The Final Four national anthem continued a great tradition

The National Anthem at the Final Four continued its wonderful tradition. Four singers took part, each from one of the schools remaining in the tournament.

Each of the singers was a student athlete, with Oregon’s Taylor Agost representing the Ducks. She’s a volleyball player at the school — which is why she was so much taller than the rest of the singers. Judging from the reception, people really loved the NCAA doing the anthem this way.

This tradition began in Indianapolis when none of the schools could agree on who would sing the anthem — so this was the creative solution. Now it’s a staple of the tournament.