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N.C.A.A. Women’s Basketball Tournament Will Be Held in Texas

The pinnacle of this coronavirus pandemic-disrupted women’s college basketball season — the national tournament for Division I teams — will be contested entirely in Texas, the N.C.A.A. said Friday.

The association, which had already planned to hold the Final Four of the women’s tournament in San Antonio, said that it would use five venues for the competition’s 63 games. In addition to San Antonio, games will be played in two cities just up Interstate 35, Austin and San Marcos.

“Like the 2020-21 season, we know the championship will have its challenges, but we feel we have the necessary structure and safeguards in place to ensure a quality student-athlete championship experience,” Nina King, a top athletics official at Duke who also leads the N.C.A.A.’s Division I women’s basketball committee, said in a statement.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg of San Antonio said officials would “deliver the best, safest and most memorable experience possible,”

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NCAA women’s basketball tournament to be held in San Antonio

The San Antonio area will host the full NCAA women's basketball tournament.

The San Antonio region will host the entire NCAA women’s basketball tournament.

The move Friday was made to help mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and matches that of the men’s tournament, which the NCAA said last month will be played in the Indianapolis area.

The tournament will still feature 64 teams and will run from March 21 through April 4. The NCAA will use five sites for the opening round, including the University of Texas, which is 80 miles from San Antonio, as a venue.

The Alamodome will host games for every round, with two courts in use at the building. The Sweet 16, Elite Eight and Final Four will be played there as well as the national championship.

No decision has been made yet on whether fans can attend.

“We appreciate the historical significance of moving the entire championship to one region and want to

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Syracuse women’s basketball outlasts Wake Forest, 85-78, for 7th-straight win at Carrier Dome

Syracuse, N.Y. — When the Syracuse women’s basketball team plays in the Carrier Dome, it usually doesn’t bode well for the opposing team.

That was the case on Thursday as the Orange won its seventh-consecutive game at home to beat Wake Forest, 85-78.

The Orange (10-4, 7-4 ACC) is still undefeated playing at the dome, powered by efficient performances from Digna Strautmane and Kamilla Cardoso.

Strautmane tallied a season-high 17 points, along with eight rebounds, four blocks and two steals. It was her most impressive output of the season, on both ends of the floor.

Cardoso used her inside presence to score 16 points and grab 13 rebounds, to go along with six blocks. Kiara Lewis added 16 points and six rebounds.

Wake Forest (8-8, 5-7) was led by Gina Conti, who finished with a game-high 25 points and five assists. Deacons forward Ivana Raca produced a double-double of 16

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Womens Leadership Summit presented by Versant Health Announces Speaker Lineup | LPGA

ESPN SportsCenter Anchor, Hannah Storm to Headline Summit

ORLANDO, FL (February 4, 2021) Gainbridge and Versant Health are thrilled to announce the speaker lineup for the 2021 Women’s Leadership Summit presented by Versant Health to be hosted virtually February 24, 2021 at 1pm EST.  In its second year at the Gainbridge LPGA, the Women’s Leadership Summit is pleased to welcome ESPN SportsCenter Anchor, Hannah Storm as the featured speaker.

Hannah Storm is a pioneer in sports and go-to journalist to host major events.  She is also the founder of an all-female run production company, Brainstormin‘ Productions, that celebrates women’s accomplishments in the sports industry and also develops documentaries, short films and branded content for a variety of networks. In 2018, Storm made history as being part of the first female duo to call an NFL game as member of Amazon Prime Video’s Thursday Night Football broadcast. 

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