Take a deep breath

This Tournament has been intense! These two days off before the Final Four are necessary.

College team news:

Who will win at the Final Four?

Arizona’s Final Four run should help the program.

Connections between the Wildcats and the Huskies run deep.

UConn gave a girl with a rare blood disorder the surprise of her life.

Indiana is building a program and a following.

Penn State faces question marks during the offseason.

College player news:

Aari McDonald is peaking in the Tournament.

Jaelynn Penn is transferring from Indiana.

Duke transfer Mikayla Boykin has landed at Charlotte.

Mississippi State transfer Yemiyah Morris has joined West Virginia.

Purdue transfer Karissa McLaughlin is headed to Marquette.

Tulane transfer JerKaila Jordan will attend Mississippi State.

Five are transferring from LSU.

College coach news:

Adia Barnes is excited to be part of Final Four history.

Sue Bird knew Barnes was destined for great things at Arizona.

Dawn Staley says the Final Four shows what Black women can do.

Geno Auriemma defended Kim Mulkey for her controversial post-game comments from Monday.

Kentucky coach Kyra Elzy is the Spalding Maggie Dixon rookie coach of the year for Division I.

Eastern Washington has fired Wendy Schuller after 20 seasons.

NCAA news:

Mark Emmert addressed the media today and said the NCAA can’t ever let down female athletes again.

Emmert told the WBCA he will work to fix stark inequities.

He admitted inequalities but wants fans to push the progress. (What?)

He also said the NCAA dropped the ball.

Emmert vowed changes in a private call with coaches. Will he deliver?

The New York Times’ take.

The Supreme Court is hearing opening arguments in the Alston vs. the NCAA case, which could change the face of college sports……amateurism is the issue.

The NCAA has taken its fight to the Supreme Court.

WNBA news:

Sabrina Ionescu is headlining a Nike shoe.