April 5, 2013

As the University of Maryland women’s basketball team headed into the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament this year, it was great to see this accomplishment make the front page of The Post’s sports section [“Against Huskies, Terps ready for top dogs,” March 30]. There was a time when women’s sports news would have been relegated to the back pages of the section on a weekend of men’s NCAA games, Wizards results and the upcoming Nats’ season opener.

Lois Todhunter, Bethesda

The “Long shots stun No. 1” teaser on your April 1 Sports cover was right on: The Louisville women played an incredible basketball game against Baylor, eliminating the defending champions (Baylor had won its last 32 games) from the women’s NCAA tournament. It was truly, as the Associated Press’s report on the game noted, “one of the biggest upsets in the history of the women’s NCAA tournament.”

So couldn’t The Post have devoted even one photo to this game? After all, it had space to print 19 photos of men in the Sports section that day.

Judith Weinberg, Silver Spring