2012 NCAA Tournament

Who makes it: 16 teams, including five automatic qualifiers (playoff champions from Atlantic Hockey, CCHA, ECAC Hockey, Hockey East and WCHA) | The Brackets

Defending champion:
Minnesota Duluth

History:
Previous Frozen Fours | 2011 Coverage | 2010 Coverage | 2009 Coverage | 2008 Coverage | 2007 Coverage | 2006 Coverage | 2005 Coverage | 2004 Coverage | 2003 Coverage

Broadcast Info: ESPN family of networks owns the broadcast rights to the tournament games. | TV Schedule

FROZEN FOUR: TAMPA BAY TIMES FORUM; TAMPA, FLA.

Championship: Ferris State vs. Boston College
National Championship, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Friday
Friday Focus: Ferris State, '07 Michigan State Eerily Similar
Friday Notes: BC Fights Complacency, Friendly Ferris Rivalries
Jack Connolly Wins Hobey

Semifinals
Ferris State 3, Union 1 | Inside the Room | Frozen First Shift
Boston College 6, Minnesota 1 | Inside the Room | Frozen First Shift

SEMIFINAL PREVIEWS
INCH in Tampa:
Frozen Wednesday Notebook
Ferris State-Union: Coach's Take | Preview
Minnesota-Boston College: Coach's Take | Preview

INCH MEASURES UP:
Boston College:
Paul Carey
Union:
Nolan Julseth-White
Minnesota: Nate Schmidt
Ferris State: Taylor Nelson

MISCELLANEOUS COVERAGE
INCH Selection Sunday Podcast | INCH Wish List Podcast
and list of picks | INCH's Haiku Power Rankings

Coverage By Team Leading up to the Frozen Four

FUTURE NCAA TOURNAMENTS

2013 Sites
Frozen Four: Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.; April 11 and 13

East Regional:
Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, R.I.
Northeast Regional: Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, N.H.
Midwest Regional: Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio
West Regional: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.

2014 Sites
Frozen Four: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa.; April 10 and 12

Regional Sites: TBD