Slow day on the board so I thought I'd ask others about something I've wondered about for a while. Having watched a good bit of the B1G women's bball tournament this week I was struck by how few people were in attendance and how far below the rim the game is played. I coached boy's basketball up to the JV level in High School and generally speaking in about 9th grade the game changes dramatically because at 15 many boys can elevate above the rim. In the games I watched this week none of the woman could get close to the rim, much less above it. And the pace the ball was pushed up court seemed slow as hell to me.
My whole life I've been told we should pay just as much attention to woman's sports as mens but are the games they play even close to being equivalent? I think a good 9th grade boys team would beat the woman's national champion. Is the reason interest is minimal in woman's collegiate basketball simply because the quality of the game is roughly that of 8th grade boys?