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Scott Walker teases "big announcement" on Twitter

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 26: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker addresses the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 26, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told his Twitter followers to stay tuned for a "big announcement" on Wednesday morning, urging them to "sign up to hear the news first" by visiting his website.

The governor has been weighing a 2016 presidential bid, and his tweet raised all sorts of questions among political observers: Was Walker going to stage a surprise launch of his 2016 candidacy? If so, why would he make an announcement like that on April Fool's Day? And would he wear a cheese-head during his kickoff speech?

Alas, it was not to be. At 10 A.M., Walker unveiled his hotly-anticipated "big announcement," and it was about basketball, not politics.

The University of Wisconsin men's basketball team, the Badgers, landed a spot in the NCAA Final Four last Saturday by beating the Arizona Wildcats 85-78. They'll face the Kentucky Wildcats next Saturday, and the victor of that game will compete in the NCAA championship game the following Monday.