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The NCAA Women's Tournament will move to two host cities for the Sweet 16 and Elite 8, while Dallas will host a championship triple-header in 2023.

NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee Makes Site Change

The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee is making a significant change to how it hosts the Sweet 16 and Elite 8. The 2023 championship regional rounds will move from a four-host to a two-host format, with eight competing teams playing at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina, and eight at Climate Pledge […]

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Stanford forward Erica McCall and South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson jump for the opening tip during a NCAA Women's Final Four game on March 31, 2017 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Women’s Final Four Future Host Finalists Unveiled

Seven cities, including two first-time bidders, are among the finalists to host future editions of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four from 2027 through 2031. The finalists include Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena); Dallas (American Airlines Center); Indianapolis (Gainbridge Fieldhouse); Portland, Oregon (Moda Center); Sacramento, California (Golden 1 Center); San Antonio (Alamodome); and Tampa, Florida (Amalie […]

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Connecticut players celebrate following the women's NCAA Final Four championship game against Stanford on April 6, 2010, in San Antonio. Connecticut won 53-47. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

NCAA Begins Bid Process for 2027–2031 Women’s Final Four

Days after the NCAA announced it would not immediately seek to stage the Men’s and Women’s Final Fours in the same host city, the NCAA has launched a formal bid process for the women’s event for 2027–2031. Bid specifications can be found here, with March 11, 2022, being the first of several deadlines for cities […]

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Expansion of NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament to 68 Teams Approved

The field for the 2022 NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament will expand to 68 teams from 64 after a proposal was approved Wednesday by the Division I Council. The approval follows a recommendation from the much-discussed external gender equity review of NCAA championships that examined historical inequities in college basketball after the publicized issues […]

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Proposal to Expand NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Advances

The field for the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament looks set to expand to 68 teams from 64 — just like the men — after a proposal was approved on Thursday afternoon by the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee and the Division I Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee. Since 2015, the format for the women’s […]

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In this May 27, 2015, file photo, workers at Lucas Oil Stadium install the court in Indianapolis as they prepare to host the men's NCAA Final Four. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

NCAA May Hold Future Final Fours in Same City

The NCAA will explore a joint Final Four for men’s and women’s basketball, though the organization said it would not happen until at least 2027. Combining the tournaments was one of the recommendations stemming from an external review of gender equity issues released in August. The review was after social media showcased the disparities between […]

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NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Going to Two Regional Sites

The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament will underdog a revamp in its format starting in 2023, with regional sites cut to two from four host cities as the bid process begins at the end of August. The change was approved at the recent meeting of the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee in Indianapolis. Instead of four […]

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