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1J1~llln'v / "hrul1rv 1995
tations to NCAA-sponsored postseason
tournaments were accompanied by travel
money and a per-diem allowance for the
players. And while the AlAW didn't allow
a coach to contact a prospective recruit until
the recruit contacted her first, the NCAA
had 00 such rule.
"More and more, the coaches of the
women's teams were able to conduct their
business the same way the coaches of the
men's teams did," Miller said. "It still wasn't
like being the coach ofmen's basketball or
football financially, but at least you were
playing by the same rules under the same
organization for the same championships."
Another welcome change came when
the ACC, home to UNC men's sports
since 1954, began to adopt women's sports
and sponsor conference tournaments.
From 1978, when the league sponsored
women's tennis for the first time, through
1988, when the initial ACC women's soc-
cer tournament was held, the league gradu-
ally adopted 11 ofthe 14 women's sports
offered at UNC. (There is still no confer-
ence tournament in fencing, gymnastics
"I think the addition of the conference
tournaments added a tremendous amount
of credibility to our women's sports in the
media's eyes," Miller said. "A team's record
will only get someone so excited. But when
you say, 'OK, these teams with great records
are going to be in a single-elimination
tournament to determine the conference
champion,' the newspapers will pay a little
bit more attention.
"Prior to that, there really wasn't much
for them to identify with. Then, with
the increased media attention, it created
more exposure, which created more fan
interest, which-completing the circle---
made it more likely that a sports editor
would want it in his newspaper. Today,
many of our women's sports are getting
pretty good coverage."
Success may have something to do
with that, too. Last year 11 UNC women's
teams competed in their respective ACC
tournaments, and six of them (basketball,
field hockey, soccer, swimming, indoor
track and outdoor track) won their confer-