The Ladies’s Match has health gear now, and the NCAA would really like you to overlook all about this


Dawn Staley of South Carolina beat up the NCAA for failing to treat women like top athletes.  Once again.Dawn Staley of South Carolina beat up the NCAA for failing to treat women like top athletes. Once again. Image: Getty Images

The NCAA finally got some fitness equipment for their tournament bubble in San Antonio, which the organization does not apologize for error to provide it in the first place or to explain the difference in COVID Test protocols between women’s basketball and men’s basketball or any of the other differences in the way the ruling body of college sports treats men and women who are the best in the country in the same sport without receiving the money their athletic work generates.

But they got the equipment there. And colored lights for some reason.

Congratulations to the women and only to the women. The NCAA can try again next time, and we can’t forget this South Carolina coach Dawn Staley’s An extremely good point on Friday night was not addressed in any way: “What we now know is that the NCAA’s seasonal message on“ togetherness ”and“ equality ”was about convenience and a soundbite for the moment that came after the murder to George Floyd. ”

Doing the right thing only because you were ashamed of yourself and even then clearly not doing things the same way is easy to see through. This is the only way to make the NCAA really transparent.

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Meanwhile, women were busy doing shit on Saturday. It’s championship season in more than basketball, after all, and Daryl Watts gave Wisconsin its sixth national ice hockey championship and second in the last three years with an overtime goal in the Frozen Four final in Erie, Pennsylvania.

In Morgantown, WV, Denver won the Big 12 title – the Pioneers are a member of the Conference for the Sport – also dramatically when Lynnzee Brown set up a perfect bars routine.

Alabama is also a member of the Big 12, though rowing for women, not gymnastics. The SEC got gymnastics and the Crimson Tide won that.

In the pool, Virginia won the national title for swimming and diving, led by Paige Madden’s three singles titles, her win in the 1,650 Free after beating the 200 Free on Friday and the 500 Free on Thursday.

And now that it’s spring, Texan Aria Adams threw a no-hitter in a 12-0 five innings win over New Mexico, and the Longhorns in 11th swept the Lobos in their double header.

It’s also football season because of the pandemic, and Maliah Morris scored a screamer for Clemson No. 8 in the 3-1 win over Georgia.

Lacrosse is also possible! And Belle Smith believes that softball players shouldn’t have all the fun in bat freaking. That’s why she scored a 19-7 triumph at Boston College after her goal against Hofstra.

And yes, of course it’s March, so basketball. As the NCAA tournament kicks off on Sunday, the NIT has started and California Baptist – not qualified for the national championship because they haven’t been in Division I long enough – went to 26-0, remaining the nation’s only undefeated team a 90-82 win over San Francisco.

But the best game of the day was Emerson Green’s game-winning layup for Northern Iowa to beat Creighton.

And professionally there is Australian football where … yes, it always looks cool, even if you can never quite figure out which rules are other than “It’s good when the referee does this two-finger thing”.

Quite a sports day.