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NCAA moving some Division I women's championship events to single sites

The NCAA is moving Division I women's championship events in volleyball, ice hockey and bowling to single sites.

The changes to the format are in response to directives to have as few preliminary-round sites as possible.

All 48 teams in the volleyball tournament will play at the CHI Health Center Arena and Convention Center in Omaha, Nebraska, beginning April 13. Semifinal matches will be April 22 and the championship match April 24.

The 16-team National Collegiate Bowling Championship will be held at AMF Pro Bowl Lanes in Kansas City, Missouri, from April 7-10.

The eight-team hockey tournament will be held at the Erie (Pennsylvania) Insurance Arena beginning March 15. The semifinals will be March 19 and the final March 21.

The NCAA also announced that Division III winter championships have been canceled because of low participation numbers among member schools.