Equity in Sports Has Focused on Gender, Not Race. So Gaps Persist.

Title IX, over 50 years, has heavily benefited white women over women of color. That’s partly because race has never been part of the law.

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Once an ‘Easy Way Out’ for Equality, Women’s Soccer Is Now a U.S. Force

After Title IX passed in 1972, administrators found soccer to be a cheap way to comply. And participation rates soared in high schools, universities and at club levels for girls and women.

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Title IX 50th Anniversary: We Need a New Deal for Women’s Sports

We must dismantle the grandfathered-in systemic advantages that male athletes and male-dominated sports infrastructures continue to enjoy.

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What Lia Thomas Could Mean for Women’s Elite Sports

Although the number of top transgender athletes is small, the disagreements are profound, cutting to the core of the debate around gender identity and biological sex.

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Seeking Another Reset, the N.C.A.A. Returns to the ‘Help Wanted’ Route

The N.C.A.A. is looking for a new president. Private jet notwithstanding, it’s not all that great of a gig.

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Mark Emmert to Step Down as President of N.C.A.A.

Emmert and the N.C.A.A.’s Board of Governors said they made a mutual decision for him to step aside next year as the top administrator in college sports.

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W.N.B.A. Draft: Kentucky’s Rhyne Howard Goes No. 1 to Dream

Howard, a senior guard, was the top pick after Atlanta made a deal with the Washington Mystics to move up in the draft.

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Denver Captures Its Ninth N.C.A.A. Hockey Championship

The Pioneers are now tied for most Division I men’s college hockey titles with Michigan, the team they beat in overtime in the national semifinal round.

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How Kansas Beat UNC to Win the NCAA National Championship

The Jayhawks rallied from a 16-point deficit to down the Tar Heels in a thrilling — and intensely physical — N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament championship game.

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How South Carolina Beat UConn to Win the National Championship

And it made its final victory over the Huskies — the 11-time champions — look easy.

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Kansas vs. UNC: How to Watch, Tip Time and Analysis of NCAA Title Game

North Carolina will play Kansas on Monday at 9:20 p.m., Eastern time, for the Division I national title.

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North Carolina Beats Duke Advancing to Title Game

The Tar Heels will face Kansas on Monday night in the N.C.A.A. men’s championship game.

#basketball-college, #duke-university, #krzyzewski-mike, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-north-carolina

The Next Battleground for College Basketball: How to Divide the Money

The N.C.A.A. has made improvements to its women’s basketball tournament. Now coaches want to see the industry overhaul a system that pays conferences nothing when women’s teams win games.

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Women’s National Championship: Channel, Tip Time and Analysis

South Carolina plays UConn at 8 p.m. Eastern on Sunday for a national championship.

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Kansas Runs Past Villanova to Get to the NCAA Final

The Jayhawks took a 10-0 lead in the opening minutes and never trailed. They will play the winner of the Duke-North Carolina game on Monday night for the national championship.

#basketball-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #self-bill, #university-of-kansas, #villanova-university

Men’s NCAA Final Four: How to Watch and What to Expect

No. 1 seed Kansas faces No. 2 seed Villanova in the first national semifinal, followed by the first game Duke and North Carolina have ever played in the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament, for a berth in the championship game.

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Paige Bueckers Has Performed in Minneapolis Before

In December, UConn’s star player had an ugly knee injury. On Friday night, she will try to lead her team to a national title game.

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Women’s Final Four: Schedule and Analysis

On Friday, Louisville and South Carolina face off in a matchup of No. 1 seeds, followed by No. 2 Connecticut against No. 1 Stanford. The women’s national championship game is Sunday.

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Final Fours in the Same City? Not Anytime Soon.

An idea that has bounced around college sports for years will not be used for at least another decade.

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The N.C.A.A. Undervalued Women’s Basketball. Marketers Didn’t.

The N.C.A.A. had to confront its inequitable handling of its Division I women’s tournament. This year, the women are enjoying an endorsement windfall.

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Predictable Story Lines Don’t Show Up to Play in the N.C.A.A. Tournaments

The fun of March Madness lies in swatting away expected narratives like a lazy layup.

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N.C.A.A. Women’s Tournament: South Carolina and Texas Advance to the Round of 8

South Carolina, the top overall seed, beat North Carolina, while Texas topped Ohio State in a game that came down to the final seconds.

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Olivia Miles, a Freshman, Leads Notre Dame Into the Round of 16

The point guard became the first freshman — woman or man — to record a triple-double in the N.C.A.A. tournament. Now she has Notre Dame playing in the round of 16 on Saturday.

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N.C.A.A. Women’s Tournament: What to Watch as the Round of 16 Begins

All four No. 1 seeds remain and two, South Carolina and Stanford, are in action on Friday, as is Creighton, one of two No. 10 seeds still in the field.

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What It’s Been Like at the First Women’s March Madness

The N.C.A.A. women’s basketball tournament finally has the same branding as the men’s. Attendance is up, too. But some coaches and players say there’s more work to do.

#basketball-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #staley-dawn, #university-of-south-carolina, #women-and-girls

March Madness: What to Watch in Sunday’s Games

Eight games on Sunday will determine the final contenders who will advance to the round of 16, which begins Thursday.

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L.S.U.’s Mess of a Season Ends Amid Coach’s Firing

The team played without its former head coach, Will Wade, who was fired along with an assistant coach amid allegations that he illegally paid recruits.

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For Texas Southern and other HBCUs, It’s Proving Time Again

The low seeding of teams from historically Black universities like Texas Southern often means they must prove they belong in the field even after they’ve proved they belong.

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How Sedona Prince Spurred the Conversation on Equity in March Madness

Sedona Prince’s viral TikTok from the 2021 N.C.A.A. women’s tournament led to a gender equity review in college basketball and to changes in the women’s event.

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A Thunderous Farewell at Duke for Coach K, Even in Defeat

Mike Krzyzewski walked Cameron Indoor Stadium’s sideline for the last time as Duke’s maestro. There was also a basketball game, which Duke lost.

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Caitlin Clark Is Piling Up Points and Records at Her Own (Fast) Pace

Clark, a sophomore at Iowa, says the game slows down for her, and it shows: She leads Division I women’s basketball in points and assists.

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N.C.A.A. Tournament Peek: Gonzaga Remains the Favorite, but the Blue Bloods are Back

Transfers and first-year coaches will play a key role in who cuts down the nets in New Orleans in April.

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Oscar-Nominated Film ‘The Queen of Basketball’: Lusia Harris and Her Legacy

Ms. Harris knew that basketball wouldn’t bring her the rewards it offered her male counterparts, but she loved the game. And she loved being great at it.

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N.C.A.A. to Review U.S.A. Swimming’s New Policy for Transgender Athletes

The new policy requires that transgender women show lowered testosterone levels for 36 months. It is not clear whether it will be used during the N.C.A.A. swimming championships in March.

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As Lia Thomas Swims, Debate About Transgender Athletes Swirls

And the rules could change for Thomas and other swimmers as the N.C.A.A. championships approach in March.

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N.C.A.A. Reorganizes Around New Constitution That Shifts Power to Universities

The organizing body in college sports also adopted new rules for transgender athletes to mirror other elite sports in the United States.

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Playoff Fans in the Cold as College Football Plots Its Future

Recent huddles among the sport’s leaders have shown how much television drives their thinking.

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Christine Grant Fought for Equity for Female Athletes

Christine Grant, the Title IX pioneer who died in December, often lamented the historically poor treatment of female athletes, asking incredulously, “Can you imagine that?”

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Eric Dickerson: ‘The N.F.L. Is Another No-Good Entity.’

Eric Dickerson talks about why some former players hate the N.F.L., his assumption that he has C.T.E., and why his single-season rushing record isn’t his most unbreakable.

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The Field Is Crowded, but Mostly Behind South Carolina

Increasing parity in women’s college basketball, and a slew of coronavirus interruptions, makes the regular season less predictable. But the Gamecocks still stand out.

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The Son of New York Who Runs the South’s Most Envied Sports League

Greg Sankey rose from upstate New York to become the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. These days, no one is exercising more sway over college sports.

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The Holiday Bowl Is the Fifth College Bowl Game to Be Canceled

The Holiday Bowl, canceled on Tuesday, was the latest postseason college football game to be scratched or changed because one of the schools could not field a team.

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Jackson State Men’s Basketball Plays on the Road, Where the Money Is

Jackson State, a small Division I program, has trouble scheduling big-name schools at home, so it made extra revenue by playing away games for the first third of its season.

#basketball-college, #budgets-and-budgeting, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #jackson-miss, #jackson-state-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #southwestern-athletic-conference

Big Contracts, Big Buyouts, Big Pressure: College Football Coaches Hit the Jackpot

Brian Kelly will earn at least $9 million a year at L.S.U., which is paying its old coach almost $17 million to step aside. Top universities have become steppingstones to other top gigs.

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NCAA Expands Women’s Basketball Tournament to 68 Teams

Beginning with the competition in March 2022, the women’s bracket will include 68 teams, up from 64, as the N.C.A.A. continues to try to rectify gender disparities.

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More Teams Are Contenders This Women’s College Basketball Season

And some teams at the top have worked hard to get better ahead of the N.C.A.A. tournament in March.

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College Basketball Begins With Plenty of Changes

There are numerous transfers and players with extra eligibility chasing an N.C.A.A. title.

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125 Years After the First College Golf Match, a Rematch

Intercollegiate golf was born in 1896 when Yale thrashed Columbia with mashies and niblicks. Armed with titanium drivers, Columbia sought revenge.

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The Difference Between an Unpaid and a Paid Student-Athlete? Not Much.

Since July, the N.C.A.A. has allowed athletes to make money from endorsement deals. Fans don’t seem to mind.

#college-athletics, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #saturdaynewsletter, #student-athlete-compensation

Robert Gates Ran the Pentagon. Can He Help Save the N.C.A.A.?

The former defense secretary now leads a committee that could remake college sports — or, as often happens with the N.C.A.A., that has little to show after many meetings.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #gates-robert-m, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn