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NCAA Set to Make Significant Changes to Women’s Tourney


The NCAA is making several changes to the NCAA women’s basketball tournament after the organization faced criticism for the disparity in equipment and marketing compared to the men’s tourney last year.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. Why is the NCAA being criticized for the differences between the men’s and women’s basketball tournament?
  2. Why do you think there has been a disparity between the two in the past?
  3. Based on information from this story, what is the NCAA doing to correct those disparities?
  4. Why do you think they are taking those actions?
  5. In your opinion, are they doing enough? Why or why not?
  6. What is leadership?
  7. Why is leadership important in the sports industry?
  8. What would you do if you were in a leadership position at the NCAA to create more equality between men’s and women’s basketball?
  9. What challenges might you face in implementing those changes?
  10. Overall, why do you think this is such an important topic in sports?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.


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