Where to Catch Women’s March Madness in All Its Glory

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Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

As the end of the regular season in women’s college basketball nears, the UConn Huskies are still favored to repeat as champions, but a string of injuries and illnesses have made their short bench even shorter.  Fatigue and/or foul trouble are potential vulnerabilities for Connecticut, though, Breanna Stewart’s unmatched abilities notwithstanding, and Notre Dame, Louisville, Stanford, and South Carolina, among others, all hope to take advantage of any crack in the defending champion’s armor.  If you’re a fan of team basketball (and why wouldn’t you be?), you should start making plans now to catch the 2014 version of Women’s March Madness in all its glory.

marchmadnessBelow are the sites, dates, and host colleges of all six rounds of the 2014 Division I women’s college basketball tournament.

Preliminary Rounds (first- and second-round games)

Ames, Iowa, March 22 and 24; Iowa State

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 23 and 25; LSU

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, March 23 and 25; North Carolina

College Park, Maryland, March 23 and 25; Maryland

College Station, Texas, March 23 and 25; Texas A&M

Durham, North Carolina, March 22 and 24; Duke

Iowa City, Iowa, March 23 and 25; Iowa

Knoxville, Tennessee, March 22 and 24; Tennessee

Lexington, Kentucky, March 22 and 24; Kentucky

Los Angeles, California, March 22 and 24; UCLA

Seattle, Washington, March 23 and 25; Washington

Storrs, Connecticut, March 23 and 25; UConn

Toledo, Ohio March 22 and 24; Toledo

University Park, Pennsylvania, March 23 and 25; Penn State

Waco, Texas, March 22 and 24; Baylor

West Lafayette, Indiana, March 22 and 24; Purdue

Regionals (Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games)

Lincoln, Nebraska, March 29 and 31; Nebraska

Louisville, Kentucky, March 30 and April 1; Louisville

Notre Dame, Indiana, March 29 and 31; Notre Dame

Stanford, California, March 30 and April 1; Stanford

Final Four and Championship Game

Nashville,_TennesseeNashville, Tennessee, April 6 and 8; Bridgestone Arena

The 2014 version of Women’s March Madness will highlight the next generation of female basketball stars.  In addition to Breanna Stewart of UConn and her teammates Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley, Kayla McBride (Notre Dame), Chiney Ogwumike (Stanford), Alyssa Thomas (Maryland), and Odyssey Sims (Baylor) all have a chance to shine.

You can purchase tickets to any round of the 2014 women’s college basketball tournament here.  Tickets to the Final Four and championship game are available here.  If you miss out on tickets to the Final Four and/or championship games, the NCAA has arranged a variety of events that weekend in Nashville, including youth clinics; a 4Kay Run in honor of Kay Yow, the late NC State women’s basketball coach; open practices for the Final Four teams; the Broadway Bounce, showcasing thousands of kids dribbling through the city; and free concerts.

Be sure to earn 5% cash back on your Women’s March Madness flight, hotel, and rental-car reservations through Travel Plus — and get rebates on all sorts of travel perks while you’re at it!  Tell us in Comments which team you’ll be rooting for this year.


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