Are! You! Ready? Sweet 16 on deck

NCAA news:

The NCAA’s budget for the men’s tournament is almost twice as big as their budget for the women’s.

NCAA president Mart Emmert says poor communication issues lead to the issues in the women’s tournament.

From the half-court logo to the lack of photos, the two tournaments are a study in inequity.

Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer questions the lack of calls in games during the Tournament.

The setup of the tourney is a topic of debate among coaches.

The NCAA cleared up the issue of outdoor walks after Louisville Jeff Walz raised the issued in today’s press conference.

College team news:

Familiar faces are joined by new ones in the round of 16.

Jordan Nixon and the Aggies are ready for the Sweet 16.

Arizona is preparing for their game against Texas A&M.

Maryland is rolling like a freight train into this round.

Iowa vs. UConn: it’s about two teams, not two players.

Some say all the focus will be on the freshman stars.

The Hawkeyes are set for the nationally-televised showdown.

Iowa: why change now?

Louisville can’t have a slow start if they want to advance.

Indiana has a secret weapon for their matchup tomorrow: an ex-NC State player.

The Hoosiers are back to business.

The Wolfpack can’t have a slow start against Indiana.

Michigan may have the 1-2 punch to advance.

The Ducks found an identity – how far can they go?

Preview of a few of the matchups.

Late-season issues for Kentucky were symptoms of year-long problems.

Despite a flat finish, the future is bright for West Virginia.

College player news:

Athletes are at the top of their game in this year’s tourney.

Post players are having a big impact on the Tournament.

Joyful play from Kiana Williams could help Stanford win the Championship.

Naz Hillmon knows about inequity: her mother and grandmother lived it.

Grace Berger is leading the Hoosiers’ charge into the Sweet 16.

Dana Evans still has more to prove for Louisville.

After a season of ups and downs, Cardinal freshman Hailey Van Lith has returned to form at the perfect time.

Back from injury, Angel Reese has the Terps running at full throttle.

Oregon’s Te-Hina Paopao will miss the rest of the Tournament, and Jaz Shelley is day to day.

Sedona Prince has found a perfect home to heal and speak out, with the Ducks.

Sacrifices are paying off for foreign players in the tourney.

USC transfer Shalexxus Aaron has committed to Syracuse.

Purdue’s Karissa McLaughlin has entered the transfer portal.

Syracuse’s Emily Engstler and Faith Blackstone have entered the transfer portal.

College coach news:

Dawn Staley is a reluctant but loud crusader for women’s basketball.

Staley and Nell Fortner reflect on their relationship ahead of their team’s matchup tomorrow.

Geno Auriemma is back with the Huskies after a COVID pause.

Mallory Bernhard’s first contract with North Dakota is for three years.

Wisconsin has hired Marisa Moseley as their new head coach.

Moseley is embracing the rebuilding process.

Katie Gearlds has joined the Purdue staff as associate head coach, in a play to succeed Sharon Versyp, who will retire at the end of next season.

WNIT news:

After today’s semifinals, it will be Rice and Ole Miss playing for the WNIT Championship Sunday.