Ten years after an exhaustive study of ticket pricing disparities between men's and women's NCAA Division I basketball, researchers from the Wellesley Centers for Women revisit the data to see what has changed -- and what hasn't. In the women's game, attendance and awareness have grown, but how is the product valued? What possible impact does this have on those who go pro, including Kristi Toliver, the Maryland star and WNBA player who is coaching for the NBA Washington Wizards -- but being paid, as the New York Times put it, "like an intern"? More women with NCAA and WNBA experience are coaching in the NBA -- and some expect this to be the first professional male sport to have a woman as a head coach -- but is this competence elevating the women's college game? Or getting women paid on par with male peers? These are the questions explored by Georgia Hall, Ph.D., and Laura Pappano of the Wellesley Centers for Women and Laura McGeary, class of 2019, Wellesley College during this April 2019 seminar.
April 18, 2019