Kentucky stuns No. 1 South Carolina to win SEC women's title
Dre’una Edwards hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 4.2 seconds left, and the Kentucky Wildcats rallied from 15 points down to upset top-ranked South Carolina 64-62 to win their first Southeastern Conference women’s tournament championship since 1982 and second all-time.
Historic Moves: Dawn Staley Becomes Highest-Paid Black Head Coach in Women’s Basketball
According to ESPN, the Hall of Famer recently made history by becoming the highest-paid Black head coach in women’s basketball after receiving a contract extension. The deal is historic as she is now one of the highest-paid basketball coaches in the country. Under her guidance, the Division I basketball team has hit several milestones, solidifying the school as a top contender in the South-eastern Conference. Staley says the contract signifies the University of South Carolina’s commitment to investing in the advancement of its women’s basketball program and hopes other institutions will follow suit. Research shows NCAA Final Four men’s coaches make nearly double the average salaries of women’s coaches.thewestsidegazette.com
2 Black Female Basketball Coaches Make History, Lead Teams to NCAA Women’s Final Four
(Source BlackNews.com)NATIONWIDE — History was made in NCAA Women’s Basketball when two Black coaches, Dawn Staley and Adia Barnes, led their teams into the Final Four for the first time since the tournament started in 1982. Staley, who is 50-years old, started her coaching career in 2000 and became the head coach of South Carolina Gamecocks in 2008. She previously led the team to the Final Four in 2015 and 2017, winning the latter for the team’s first-ever national title. The two women, who are former WNBA players, are also the first and only former WNBA players who have taken a team to the women’s Final Four. Two Black women representing two programs in the Final Four, something that has never been done before.”thewestsidegazette.com
Dawn Staley criticizes NCAA over tournament disparities
Dawn Staley criticizes NCAA over tournament disparities Dawn Staley, the head coach of South Carolina's women's basketball team, slammed the NCAA over the glaring inequalities between men's and women's college basketball teams. She sat down for an exclusive interview with CBSN contributor Antjuan Seawright to discuss her legacy of being an "odds beater."cbsnews.com