Women's Hoops Blog

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Sunday, February 06, 2005

The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics is looking into the use of male practice players. Some would apparently like to ban them.

The idea would be to increase the opportunity for women in college athletics, though I don't understand how such a measure would accomplish that goal.

"To me, you're looking for a reason to say we don't want the guys on the court," says Coach Summitt. "It's quite the opposite to me. You can rotate your players in and have a chance to really mix up your lineup as opposed to having them always go against each other. For us it's been great. I grew up playing against my older brothers, it made me tougher and I think that's good. . . . . I'd be very disappointed if we couldn't use them."

Related Posts:

1. Fans , coaches, and players respond.
2. Shifting rationales. Again.
3. The CWA issues its report.
4. What's next?
5. What the WBCA thinks.
6. What coaches think.
7. The Committee's misconceptions.
8. What players think.