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Greg Johnson | NCAA.com | June 13, 2018

Women's basketball adds padding rule

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a rule in women’s basketball permitting padding to cover elbow, hand, finger, wrist or forearm guards, casts, or braces made of fiberglass, plaster, metal or another nonpliable substance. The items must be covered on all exterior sides and edges with a slow-rebounding foam of not less than a half-inch thickness.

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This rule is effective for the 2018-19 season.

On sale dates for 2022 NCAA Women’s Final Four and regional tickets announced

DI women's basketball regional tickets available for purchase Tuesday, Oct. 19; Women’s Final Four tickets on Thursday, Oct. 21.
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Proposal to expand DI women’s basketball tournament field advances

Division I Women’s Basketball Committee and Division I Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee voted unanimously to advance proposal to expand Division I Women’s Basketball Championship field to 68 teams.
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College basketball: Exploration of combined men’s and women’s Final Fours begins

Following yesterday's announcement that the March Madness brand will be used for the DI women's basketball championship, DI Men’s and Women’s Basketball Committees agree the earliest a joint event could occur is 2027.
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