BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Vice President Harris is an avid sports fan. In December, she made an appearance at the Celebration Bowl in support of her alma mater, Howard University. She also attended Howard’s first-round NCAA men’s basketball tournament game last year.

But a recent comment from Harris relating to the women’s tournament is under the microscope, in which she suggested that the NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament introduced brackets just a couple of years ago.

“Do you know — OK, a bit of a history lesson — do you know that the women’s teams were not allowed to have brackets until 2022?” Harris told Spectrum News. “Think about that, and talk about progress, ya know, better late than never, but progress. We love March Madness, and even just now allowing the women to have brackets and what that does to encourage people to talk more about the women’s teams, to watch them, now they’re being covered. This is the reality. People used to say, ‘Women’s sports, who’s interested?’ Well, if you can’t see it, you won’t be. But when you see it, you realize, ‘Oh, we’re talking about star athletes who are incredibly gifted.’ … It’s nice we are finally giving women in sports that kind of platform. I find it so exciting,” she said.

Harris later stated that up until 2017, women’s college baseball did not have any innings.