First there was talk of expanding the women’s NCAA tournament from 64 to 96 teams. Now one Pennsylvania columnist suggests having the women’s season begin two weeks earlier than the men’s, so it would end in March rather than April.
Crappiest idea I’ve heard in a long time.
For one thing, it disrupts the entire recruiting process, which is set in step-by-step procedures and written into NCAA code. The viewing periods would have to be changed, there would be two NCAA rule books, and probably even more NCAA people overseeing things (we need less of them, not more).
Secondly, an earlier end to the season would mess up the WNBA season and club ball season.
Here’s my suggestion: leave things as they are and let the women make some more money before trying to change things. There’s no compelling reason to change it right now, so don’t.
In other news…….
Texas Tech Coach Kristy Curry loves her job, and her athletic director loves her.
Colorado alumni and former baller Linda Lappe has been named to head the Buffs program. Check out the playing days picture of her on the site.
North Dakota State player Hannah Linz has been diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma, but her prognosis is great (thank goodness).