WOMEN'S HOOPS TOPS BASEBALL IN ARIZONA SURVEY
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).