Earlier this week, the NCAA's women's selection committee released its bracket for the 2022 edition of March Madness. Things were a little different this year. After video from the 2021 tournament exposed the inequity between the men's and women's tournaments, the NCAA has made an effort to create more parity between the events.
So this year, if you tune into the women's tournament, you'll notice: four additional teams (from 64 to 68), widespread use of the "March Madness" moniker, identical lounges and swag for men's and women's players and more promotion across the board (including cross promotion with the men's tournament). The league still has a long way to go — as a basketball fan, it feels like these changes are the lowest of the l...
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