WILI's Wayne Norman broadcast from the Final Four for the sixth time (four men's and two women's) April 2-4, when the UConn men beat Kentucky and Butler in Houston for the 2011 NCAA championship. Click here to see photos from UConn's victory parade in Hartford.  Here are some photos from the championship weekend in Houston.
 
Wayne in the UConn locker room after the championship game holding the 2011 NCAA National Championship trophy
 
Wayne Norman, producer Eric Davis, and Joe D'Ambrosio leaving Reliant Stadium after UConn's third men's basketball national title
 
Wayne at Friday's UConn shootaround at Reliant Stadium
 
Wayne was on the court after the title game and took this shot of coach Jim Calhoun cutting down the net
 
The view from the top level press box during UConn's Friday practice
 
75,421 watched UConn beat Kentucky--the largest crowd ever to watch a college basketball game
 
Our view seconds after UConn's 56-55 semifinal win over Kentucky
 
UConn warming up before the Kentucky game.  Notice how high the seating is in this 75,000 seat NFL stadium.
 
Wayne and Joe doing pregame prep before the Kentucky game
 
Donyell Marshall, Ricky Moore, and Nantambu Willingham were among many ex-Huskies seen at the Final Four
 
Shabazz Napier make huge plays at crunch time of the Kentucky game and was our live postgame guest right after the game
 
The Sears Trophy--at UConn's hotel after the championship game win over Butler
 
Reliant Stadium--home of the Houston Texans.  That's the Astrodome to the right.
 
The eighth wonder of the world--the Houston Astrodome--which is now closed
 
At exit 68 of I-84 in Tolland
 
 
 
The broadcast crew took a tour of the Johnson Space Center in Houston.  This is the astronaut training facility for the International Space Station.
 
This is the mockup of the space shuttle--used for training
 
 
The rear of the shuttle mockup
 
The massive Saturn V rocket--longer than a football field--which hurled 27 astronauts into space
 
 
A grove of trees commemorating the astronauts lost in the space shuttle program--one ring for Challenger and one for Columbia
 
To see pictures from Wayne's 2009 Final Four experience, click here.
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