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Sizing up ND vs. BU (what won it and what the final will look like)

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

By Ashleigh Sargent and Mariah Philips Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish took down perennial powerhouse UConn in overtime to advance to the National Championship for the second year in a row.  Behind the leadership of Skylar Diggins, who finished the night with 19 points, Notre Dame forced the game into overtime ...

Women’s NCAA: From March Mandate to real March Madness!

Monday, April 4th, 2011

By Laura Pappano When Stanford went down 63-62 last night to Texas A & M, it took several minutes to sink in. And when TV cameras showed the UConn Huskies in the stands, well, you felt that they had been forewarned: Watch out, things can happen. It didn’t matter. Notre Dame didn’t ...

Mad in March: Women drowning in the tsunami of men’s coverage

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

  By Laura Pappano If coverage of the men’s side of March Madness seems to be playing at every hour on every available screen, it’s not your imagination. Not only did the number of men’s teams in the tournament increase from 64 to 68, but the NCAA TV deal with CBS and Turner ...

It’s not exactly a ballot, but brackets matter: Fill yours out!

Monday, March 14th, 2011

By Laura Pappano It's March Madness for a reason. Yes, UConn is dominant, but with injuries and defections, and rising teams from Baylor, Stanford, and Tennessee, who knows? This is college, after all. Too much March Madness talk presumes that it's all about the men's bracket. But if the waiter who just ...

Call to political action: Fill out your (women’s) NCAA brackets!!!

Monday, March 15th, 2010

By Laura Pappano This year we expect Connecticut to march all the way to San Antonio -- and then some. But that doesn't mean there isn't water cooler-worthy debate to be had around match-ups all over the bracket (not to mentioned good basketball to be watched). Anyone remember last year when ...

They’ve got game — and pipes

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Thanks to Don Imus, we know that women’s college basketball players – contrary to his original assessment – are a talented lot. This season, at least four NCAA Division I players took the microphone and sang the National Anthem before basketball games. Her player profile doesn’t mention it, but Boston College ...