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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...

Report drills NCAA on equity, calls for combined Final Four

Aug. 03, 2021 17:57 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 of how the association conducts its championship events. A...

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...

Deal allows Ohio State players to profit from jersey sales

Aug. 03, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Football players and athletes in Ohio State's other 35 sports now will be able to make money off the sale of Buckeyes jerseys bearing their names and numbers. The school said Tuesday it entered into a group licensing agreement allowing athletes who...

OVC sues Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville St over exit fees

Aug. 03, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) — The Ohio Valley Conference has sued Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State, contending they have not paid $1 million exit fees after both schools left the league this year for the Atlantic Sun Conference. Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State...

AP sources: Pac-12, Big 12 commissioners consider alliances

Aug. 03, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

The commissioners of the Pac-12 and Big 12 met Tuesday to discuss how the conferences might benefit from working together or maybe even merging. Two people with knowledge of the meeting said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and George Kliavkoff from the Pac-12 were...

LSU QB Brennan needs surgery for arm injury, return unclear

Aug. 02, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU quarterback Myles Brennan, a fifth-year senior competing to regain the starting job he lost to injury a season ago, now needs surgery to repair what coach Ed Orgeron called a severe left arm injury. Brennan's “timeline is yet to be...

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...