The 21st Show

2024’s surge in popularity for women’s basketball


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Women’s basketball is currently experiencing a golden era. Today on The 21st we delve into the factors contributing to this rise and speculate on what the future might hold for the sport.

After, we'll cover how the University of Illinois' team made the inaugural Women's Basketball Invitation Tournament after beating the Villanova Wildcats 71 to 57, and Illinois senior guard Makira Cook earned the 2024 WBIT Most Outstanding Player award.

Then we'll look ahead to tomorrow's game, as the NCAA Women's Tournament has its semifinals, known as the Women's Final Four.


Kenna Roering

Sports Editor, The Daily Iowan