Thursday, February 03, 2011

What counts as news

Almost paid no attention to this article not having any investment in the WBB teams from either Missouri State or Creighton. But here is the headline and first graf:

Women's Basketball Game at Missouri State to be Televised

The Missouri Valley Conference has selected the Creighton women's basketball game at Missouri State to be televised as part of the league’s Wildcard Weekend on Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports Indiana, Fox Sports Kansas City, Fox College Sports and Comcast SportsNet Chicago on February 27. The contest, originally scheduled for 2:05 pm, has been moved to 12:05 pm for television purposes.

There's the whole television controlling game schedules of intercollegiate athletics, which I am pretty much resigned to--bigger battles and all.
But what does it say when the fact that a women's basketball game being televised makes headlines?
It says that today, on this day after National Girls and Women in Sports Day, we still need to be paying a lot more attention to what makes headlines and why.

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