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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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Allegiant named Official Airline of the Pac-12 Conference

The Pac-12 Conference has announced a multi-year partnership with Allegiant Airlines,making it the league’s official airline partner in the Pac-12’s debut year at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for the Pac-12 Football Championship Game. The multi-year partnership establishes Allegiant as the official airline partner of the Pac-12 Football Championship Game on December 3 as well […]

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Las Vegas' A'ja Wilson shoots against the Seattle Storm in the first half of a WNBA game on May 15, 2021, in Everett, Washington. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

WNBA All-Star 2021 Game Returns to Las Vegas

The WNBA All-Star Game will return this summer with Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas hosting the event that will match up players from Team USA and the rest of the WNBA ahead of the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. The game will have all-stars voted in from the […]

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Southern Conference Basketball Tournament Remains in Asheville Through 2026

The Southern Conference will continue to have its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments in Asheville, North Carolina, through 2026, extending a longtime stay in the destination. The league worked with the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission, Harrah’s Cherokee Center, Buncombe County and the city of Asheville. First held in 1921, the SoCon men’s tournament is […]

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Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson is defended by Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd, right, during Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on October 4, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

WNBA’s Aces May Leave Las Vegas for Henderson

The WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces may be on the move next season to nearby Henderson and the new 6,000-seat Dollar Loan Center, home of the Vegas Golden Knights’ AHL affiliate. Golden Knights owner Bill Foley told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the facility, now under construction, could have the Aces along with the AHL’s Silver […]

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2022 Women’s Final Four Logo Revealed

The 2022 NCAA Women’s Final Four logo has been unveiled as Minneapolis prepares to host the event for the first time since 1995. Games will be staged April 1 and April 3 at the Target Center. The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Minnesota Sports and Events will serve as co-hosts. “Our women’s basketball community […]

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Jenny Carnes and Lynn Holzman: How the NCAA Will Host the Women’s Basketball Tournament in San Antonio

Women’s basketball is one of the biggest growth markets in the sports event industry. The NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament has been one of the best showcases for women’s sports each year and this March’s event will be no different. Held in a controlled environment in San Antonio, the tournament — in addition to […]

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Ferris State's Peter Firlik drives against Northern State's Ian Smith during the first half of the NCAA Division II men's college basketball championship game on March 24, 2018, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (AP Photo/Dave Eggen)

NCAA Awards Division II Championship Events to New Destinations

The NCAA has announced the predetermined hosts for its Division II Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments as well as the new host for the Division II wrestling championships. The Division II basketball tournaments traditionally have had their regional weekends at the site of the highest seed but due to the health and safety protocols surrounding […]

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Mohegan Sun Arena to Host Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament

The Big East Conference will move its women’s basketball tournament to one of the hotbeds of the sport, going to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, for a three-year contract starting in 2021. The move to Connecticut follows the readmission of the University of Connecticut and its powerhouse women’s program to the Big East. UConn […]

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