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Gators Earn NCAA Hosting Rights as No. 7 Overall Seed

Gators Earn NCAA Hosting Rights as No. 7 Overall Seed Florida will host Mercer, Jacksonville and Stanford in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Just over 24 hours after winning the 2022 American Athletic Conference Tournament the Florida women’s lacrosse team received the seventh overall seed and earned hosting rights for …

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Cynthia Cooper-Dyke accused of abuse, faced Title IX hearing

Editor’s note: This story contains descriptions of abuse, language of a sexual nature and references to suicide. Women’s basketball icon and former Texas Southern coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke used abusive and sexual language, endangered players’ physical and mental health with excessive punishments, and avoided a Title IX hearing on complaints by retiring ahead of it, The …

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Dawn Staley’s South Carolina is women’s hoops new powerhouse

MINNEAPOLIS — Dawn Staley spoke directly into the camera, confetti on the ground, her Louis Vuitton letterman jacket long ditched for better gear and a crowd growing around her. “Let ’em know who the champs are,” Staley half-yelled, fans in the stands still hanging on her every word in the background. She adjusted her brand-new …

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Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer retires after 50 years

Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer announced her retirement Saturday after 50 years in college basketball. She finished with 1,055 wins — fourth all-time among Division I women’s basketball coaches. Stringer made four Final Four appearances and reached the NCAA Tournament 28 times while leading Cheyney State, Iowa and Rutgers. Stringer was emotional when …

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Student-athletes’ deaths show NCAA must address mental health

Five NCAA student-athletes in less than two months have died by suicide. Five young people who couldn’t hold on one more day. Five families grieving. Five teams coping. We have to talk about it. For Katie Meyer. For Jayden Hill. For Robert Martin. For Sarah Shulze. For Lauren Bernett. College is a difficult time for …

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