Review finds women’s NCAA Tournament got less than men’s
A law firm's look into the gender equity of the men's and women's NCAA Tournaments found the women's teams came up short in everything from COVID-19 testing to weight room facilities and areas to escape hotel bubble life, The NCAA released the 100-plus page review by a law firm.
Texas women’s basketball beats Maryland 64-61, advances to Elite Eight
(AP Photo/Morry Gash)(AP) – Texas put the brakes on Maryland's high-octane offense and the Longhorns are rolling into the Elite Eight as the lowest seed still alive in the women's NCAA Tournament. Collier scored 10 points in the second half and her last basket in the fourth quarter pulled Texas even after Maryland had swung momentum with two baskets, including a 3-pointer. Chants of “Texas Fight” roared from the Texas fans at the Alamodome after the final buzzer. "They are not letting anybody in that huddle think about anything but win," Schaefer said. Miller scored 21 points to lead Maryland (26-3) but there was just no punch in the offense outside of her.
Mulkey, Schwartz lead Rice past Ole Miss for WNIT title
Rice (23-4), which won the 2017 WBI, won its first WNIT title. Jasmine Smith added 11 points, nine rebounds and four steals for the Owls. Donetta Johnson made a layup that gave Ole Miss (15-12) its first lead with 6:12 left in the first quarter but Schwartz answered with a layup on the other end just 18 seconds later and Rice led the rest of the way. The rest of the Ole Miss team combined to make 11 of 45 (24.4%) from the field. The previous two WNIT champions, Arizona and Indiana, are in the Elite 8 of the 2021 Women's NCAA Tournament.
The Latest: 2 Brewers test positive; Nats cancel workout
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell says shortstop Luis Urias and pitcher Angel Perdomo tested positive for COVID-19 before the intake process. This marks the second setback for Urias since the Brewers acquired him from San Diego in November. Major League Baseball and the players association announced Friday that 31 players and seven staff members tested positive for COVID-19 during intake for the resumption of training, a rate of 1.2%. Players and staff were tested Friday, and general manager Mike Rizzo says the team still hasnt received its results. The WNBA hopes to start training camp later this week, with the regular season set to begin around July 24.
Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, soccer star Megan Rapinoe and three-time WNBA champion Sue Bird will preside over The ESPYS two-hour broadcast airing June 21 on ESPN. Rapinoe and Bird are partners who share a household, which conveniently eases some logistics. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)LOS ANGELES Its a way different kind of year, and so The ESPYs will be, too. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, soccer star Megan Rapinoe and three-time WNBA champion Sue Bird will preside over the two-hour broadcast airing June 21 on ESPN. Comedy and music are always part of the show, and Wilson, Rapinoe and Bird will get a chance to show off a sense of humor.
WATCH: 10 student-athletes suspended after brawl between TSU, Alabama State women’s basketball teams
Five women’s basketball players from Texas Southern University were suspended Wednesday after an on-court altercation, according to the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The suspension is in response to a fight that broke out between Texas Southern and Alabama State University women’s basketball teams after a game Monday in Montgomery, Alabama. Texas Southern University players Cryor and Gabriel have been suspended for the Lady Tigers’ next game Feb. 8 at Prairie View A&M. Alabama State University student-athletes Aikerson and Randle have been suspended for the Lady Hornets’ next game Feb. 8 at Mississippi Valley State. Here are statements from regarding suspensions from head women’s basketball coach Cynthia-Cooper Dyke:I was shocked and I am saddened by the altercation that occurred after the Alabama State women’s basketball game.