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A Brief History of Women’s Basketball in Columbus, Ohio

Women’s basketball is growing fast. The WNBA, America’s top professional league, saw its TV ratings rise 19% in 2022 year over year. The league is celebrating their most viewed season in the 14 years on ESPN. On the college side, the NCAA rebranded the women’s tournament to match the men’s, changing…

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HBCU Basketball All-Star Game Coming to Columbus

As part of a five-day celebration of educational, multicultural and entreatment festivities this April, Columbus will host the College Basketball All-Star Game & Celebrity Extravaganza on Saturday, April 23 at Nationwide Arena. The College Basketball All-Star Game will feature top seniors from…

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Tune In to the NCAA DII Women’s Basketball Tournament in Columbus

March 2020 turned out to be anything but normal for Columbus sports, but this month is ramping up for the return of one of the Sports Commission’s most familiar hosted events. NCAA Women’s Basketball is back in Columbus beginning Friday, March 12, with the arrival of the NCAA Division II Women’s…

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Basketball is Back in Columbus with The Basketball Tournament

It’s been a long few months without live sports, but the wait is nearly over. The Basketball Tournament, or TBT, is bringing all the basketball action you’ve missed to Columbus next month! TBT is a winner-take-all tournament that allows 24 teams to compete for $1 million prize. Due to COVID-19…

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Women’s Final Four Memories: From Court to Career

The 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four undoubtedly had a lasting impact on athletes and fans throughout Columbus. Following the three exhilarating games and countless special touches for student-athletes throughout the city, the elation of crowning of a new national champion at Nationwide Arena lives on…

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Columbus is COMMITTED to the Future of Women’s Basketball

Women’s basketball has been guiding Lynn Holzman and Danielle Donehew at every stage of their lives. But as Holzman, vice president of NCAA women’s basketball, and Donehew, executive director of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), spoke on the panel of the first COMMITTED event on…

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Columbus Becomes a Basketball Hotbed This Month

Columbus Has No Offseason is an ongoing blog series from the Sports Commission, showcasing Columbus’ role as a top sports destination, from our hometown teams to the premier sports events we bring to the city. As we learned last year when the community rallied to host a landmark NCAA Women’s…

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More Madness: The Best NCAA Tournament Moments in Columbus

The roar of the crowd after the improbable buzzer-beating shot. The emotional post-game embrace between coaches and seniors. The relief on the faces of fans and players alike as teams survive and advance . Isn’t it easy to get nostalgic about March Madness? With the college basketball season…

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Women’s Final Four Named Sports Event of the Year

We all knew it to be true, but now it’s official. The 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four in Columbus has been named SportsTravel magazine’s Sports Event of the Year, beating out sports event giants the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics. When it comes to measuring the success of the marquee event, the…

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