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NCAA hosts summit to discuss state of women’s game

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With the build up to Tuesday night’s matchup of undefeated teams in the women’s national title showdown, a group of stakeholders in the sport met to discuss how to increase interest in the game and keep the momentum going after the final buzzer of the UConn-Notre Dame matchup.

Interest has become stagnant over the past decade with ratings flattening out after reaching a high in 2002. Attendance has fallen in the NCAA tournament. Looking for ways to overcome the challenges, the NCAA hosted a summit with coaches, administrators, broadcast partners and fans to find ways to grow the sport.

The summit was broken down into three sessions — youth basketball, the business of basketball and the state of the game.


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