NCAA hoops leagues grapple with unequal pay for women’s refs

The NCAA earned praise last year when it agreed to pay referees at its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments equally. The gesture only cost about $100,000, a tiny fraction of the roughly $900 million networks pay annually to broadcast March Madness. Now, as the NCAA examines various disparities across men’s and women’s sports, pressure is … Read more

Wisconsin forward Markus Ilver gains confidence from success at FIBA ​​U20 European championship | Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball

University of Wisconsin sophomore forward Markus Ilver missed all but eight days of summer practices and workouts with the men’s basketball team. Ilver was competing with the Estonian national team in Division B of the FIBA ​​U20 European championships. He spent the early part of the summer practicing with the team, then played in the … Read more