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WOMEN'S HOOPS TOPS BASEBALL IN ARIZONA SURVEY
Published February 14, 1997
A survey conducted by the Behavior Research Center of AZ revealed that women's basketball is the third most popular sport in AZ, "well ahead of baseball," according to Jeff Metcalfe of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. The survey asked 711 AZ residents to name their two favorite sports to watch. Football was first, 54% named pro, 52% college, followed by men's basketball, 38% pro, 47% college. Women's basketball received 37% and MLB drew 19%, two points higher than pro/college volleyball and four points above figure skating, gymnastics and track (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 2/14). DON'T CALL ME DAUGHTER: The WNBA's Phoenix companion to the Suns is called the Phoenix Mercury (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 2/14). In Sacramento, the WNBA team is the Monarchs (Kings).