A raise for South Carolina women's basketball coach Dawn Staley will put her on par with UConn's Geno Auriemma, paying her $2.9 million this season.
The NCAA women's basketball tournament is close to expanding its field to 68 teams — equaling the men's bracket. Both the Division I women's basketball committee and the oversight committee unanimously voted to approve a proposal to add four teams to the NCAA Tournament, starting this season. “The committee’s first priority is ensuring that student-athletes competing in women’s basketball have a championship experience that is equitable to men’s basketball,” said Nina King, chair of the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee.
It’s fair to speculate on Notre Dame’s 2021-22 season. Notre Dame’s leading scorer from last year’s roster answered them rather emphatically at the ACC Tipoff media day event on Wednesday. “We’re coming for everybody this year,” sophomore Maddy Westbeld said.