What comes to mind when I say UConn women’s basketball? How about when I say Breanna Stewart? Perhaps your mind ponders. Crushing? Unbeatable. Best ever?
It seems like every year, as the UConn women steamroll their way to another national championship, there’s a debate about whether their dominance of college basketball is good or bad for the sport. With increased attention to institutional double standards in men’s and women’s sports and sexism in general society, that conversation has been amplified this year.
Most seem to regard this as a black or white issue: Either the UConn women are good for the sport or they aren’t. If only it were that easy. So, on the day UConn faces Syracuse in an attempt to win its fourth-straight title and 10th in the past 17 years, it seems like a perfect time to dive into the debate, which is as much about perception as it is reality.
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