Paige Bueckers’ ACL tear changes this women’s college basketball season

Paige Bueckers is not one to hide her emotions. On the court, it’s impossible to miss whether she’s pleased or furious, feeling loose or fired up. So last season, when she was on UConn’s bench for 19 games, it wasn’t a surprise that Bueckers — who had never before missed significant time in her basketball … Read more

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