Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Thursday, April 02, 2009

From the LA Times: Gender inequity: It's the same unfair story every year: The men's tournament gets the fans' attention while the women's tournament plays in empty arenas.
There's been low-level gnashing of teeth about all this. Among the excuses: The view that the women's game doesn't merit attention, and the hackneyed belief that women should be happy because their game is at least growing, albeit slowly.

Among the proposed solutions: move the tournament so it doesn't compete with the men, and play all NCAA games on the favored team's home court.


Women's college basketball is fine, high-caliber competition. It should be judged on its own merit and deserves greater attention.

The women's game shouldn't be happy with slow, incremental progress. Little else changes slowly in our Twitter-mad society. Why should this?