Game prefunk

USA vs. Australia in 55 minutes………

Olympic team news:

Team USA has a Notre Dame-flavored back court.

Former UConn players are also making their mark.

Olympic coach news:

Dawn Staley on the Games: “I’ve had feelings that I’ve never had before as a head coach.”

NCAA news:

Kaplan, Hecker and Fink released their independent review and recommendations around NCAA Championships around gender issues.

Executive summary.

The gender gap was driven by March Madness.

The NCAA’s gender equity review recommends a combined Final Four for women and men.

The NCAA undervalued women’s basketball by millions.

WBCA executive director Danielle Donehew reacts to the Kaplan Hecker report.

College coaches say it’s time to strike while the iron is hot.

College team news:

The ACC/Big Ten women’s basketball challenge pairings are out.

WNBA player news:

Q&A with Candace Parker.