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Report drills NCAA on equity, calls for combined Final Four

Aug. 03, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

The NCAA has fallen short of upholding its commitment to gender equity by prioritizing its cash cow Division I men's basketball tournament “over everything else,” according a scathing review released Tuesday after an uproar over how the association conducts its championship events. ...

Quick glance: NCAA gender equity report recommendations

Aug. 03, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

Some of the recommendations in a 113-page report from Kaplan Heckler & Finke LLP, which was hired to review inequities between the men's and women's NCAA Division I basketball tournaments: — Change the leadership structure of Division I basketball to cultivate...

A combined Final Four? Gender equity report calls for it

Aug. 03, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament typically has the biggest spotlight when it reaches the Final Four, with the best teams – or luckiest – to have survived March Madness playing the final games to determine a national champion. Now imagine how it could look with...

Former football player charged in Iowa hoops star's assault

Aug. 03, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

A former Iowa State University football player has been arrested in connection with an assault of a University of Iowa basketball star in May. Nicholas Kron, 29, of Nashville, Tennessee, faces an assault causing bodily injury charge for allegedly attacking Jordan...

Review finds women's NCAA Tournament got less than men's

Aug. 03, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

From the first practice to the Final Four, the bells and whistles for the women's NCAA Tournament this year lagged way behind those at the men's tourney. The disparities were put back on the front burner Tuesday in a scathing review by Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP, a law...

Big 12 warns of losing 50% of TV value following UT/OU exit

Aug. 02, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference could see the value of its television deal cut in half once Texas and Oklahoma bolt for the Southeastern Conference, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday at a hearing of Texas lawmakers. A committee of Texas senators...

Quentin Hillsman resigns as women's basketball at Syracuse

Aug. 02, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Quentin Hillsman resigned Monday as the women's basketball coach at Syracuse, whose team is under review by a law firm over his alleged threats and bullying of players. Athletic director John Wildhack said Monday that both sides “agreed that...

Saban's new deal worth at least $84.8 million over 8 years

Aug. 02, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban will make $11.5 million in the final year under a new eight-year contract that's worth at least $84.8 million. The university released details Monday of Saban's previously announced deal, after the board of trustees'...

Love of basketball helps guide hoop standouts to engagement

Aug. 02, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Long distance relationships can be difficult, but long distance coupled with the added challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and a college basketball season made for an interesting beginning for Brad Davison and Tyra Buss. Their 11 month...

USA captain refuses silver medal nearly a half-century later

Aug. 01, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

PAINT LICK, Ky. (AP) — Kenny Davis attends about 15 Berea College basketball games a year. He goes to Madison Southern High School games, too, and this year, he’s planning to watch some Eastern Kentucky women’s basketball; a longtime friend was recently hired as coach. ...