At a school known for harsh winters and stringent academic standards, a jewel of a basketball program has distinguished itself in Division II.
A 60-piece band, a DJ, a dance team and a cheerleading squad create a pulsating, raucous -- and intimidating -- environment for the Lady Pirates basketball team.
After three weeks, 30 matches and countless nail-biting moments, here's what to know before the U.S.-Japan final (2 p.m. ET, ESPN, ESPN3.com, ESPN Radio).
The superpowers haven't changed, but there are some new teams in the mix. As 16 nations vie for the trophy, expect an action-packed three weeks of soccer.