🏆 Everybody’s hands go up
No. 1 South Carolina women’s basketball goes undefeated to win NCAA title
After graduating all five of last year’s starters, No. 1 South Carolina women's basketball went a perfect 38-0 to win their second NCAA title in the last three seasons and third in program history.
April 08, 2024
✅ The details
Everything you need to know about the 128th Boston Marathon
Tomorrow marks the 128th running of the prestigious and historic Boston Marathon, so today’s Scroll has everything you need to know before runners take the starting line for their 26.2-mile journey.
April 14, 2024
🥎⚾ Heat check
With the postseason looming, baseball and softball diamonds are heating up
With less than a month before softball and baseball conference tournaments take the field, here’s who’s dominating diamonds…and who’s been crushed by the pressure.
April 12, 2024
🏒 No, the other Will Smith
No. 3–seed Denver and No. 1 Boston College will face off in tomorrow’s NCAA men’s hockey national championship
The puck drops on the NCAA Championship game tomorrow at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
April 12, 2024
🏉 Ruck yeah
Women’s Elite Rugby announces launch of first U.S. professional women’s rugby league
Women’s Elite Rugby (WER) announced plans Wednesday to launch its inaugural season in 2025. WER will be the first pro women’s rugby league in the U.S., replacing the existing semi-pro Women’s Premier League (WPL).
April 12, 2024
🏅 Going for the gold
World Athletics becomes first international governing body to pay Olympic athletes
On Wednesday, international track and field governing body World Athletics announced it will award $50K to each event winner at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, becoming the first international governing body to do so. This will uplift athletics medalists who, until now, have been classified as amateurs and had to forfeit compensation opportunities.
April 12, 2024
🏀 It all comes down to this
2024 NBA regular season coming down to the wire
The NBA regular season comes to a close on Sunday, but the playoffs are far from set. While 20 teams have clinched a postseason spot, only three teams have locked in their seeds, meaning we’re in for a wild weekend of hoops.
April 12, 2024
🚫 Stop the madness
Despite growth potential, women’s March Madness infrastructure still lags behind
April 08, 2024
Viewership numbers from women’s March Madness prove the women’s game is thriving, yet significant infrastructure issues are still holding the tournament back from realizing its full potential (and revenue opportunities).
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Ep #357

Women’s basketball reigns supreme & a Masters preview

April 11, 2024
Women’s basketball reigns supreme & a Masters preview

Hello, hello!

On today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz span the courts and the links, covering the latest in women’s basketball and previewing the upcoming Masters tournament.

From all-time winningest NCAA head coach Tara VanDeerveer retiring after 38 legendary seasons to the WNBA looking ahead to next Monday’s highly anticipated draft, there’s a whole lot of hoopla to dig into today.

Then in part two, the gals tee up the prestigious Masters tournament and all of the drama surrounding it before it swings into action from Augusta on Thursday.

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⚙️ How it works
What to know before the 88th Masters tournament
Men’s golf’s biggest event tees off today, so we’re sharing everything you need to know to enjoy the famed (and often dramatic) major.
April 11, 2024
⚽ Back to back to back to back
No. 4 USWNT defeats No. 9 CanWNT for fifth consecutive SheBelieves Cup title
The No. 4 USWNT launched a strong comeback to defeat No. 9 CanWNT 5–4 on penalties and clinch their fifth consecutive SheBelieves Cup title last night, while No. 10 Brazil took third over No. 7 Japan. Winning hardware is always nice, but the real benefit of this friendly tourney is learning about the Paris-bound squads with just 107 days until the upcoming Summer Games. Fantastique.
April 10, 2024
🏒 Iced out
The NCAA men’s Frozen Four begins tomorrow with two offense-heavy matchups
The NCAA men’s Frozen Four will face off tomorrow on ESPN2, with two tickets to Saturday’s national championship up for grabs.
April 10, 2024
🏀 Royal blue
UConn makes its case for blue blood status with second consecutive NCAA men’s basketball championship
After Monday’s 75–60 dub over fellow No. 1–seed Purdue, Naismith Coach of the Year Dan Hurley’s UConn Huskies became the first back-to-back national champions in 17 years, reigniting an internet debate: Are the Huskies now officially a blue blood?
April 10, 2024
😡 NAIA bans trans athletes in women’s sports
The NAIA bans trans athletes from competing in women’s sports
The NAIA unanimously voted to ban transgender athletes from nearly all women’s sports competitions beginning this August, limiting their participation to practices under the guise of protecting “competitive fairness.”
April 10, 2024
💰 Time to get paid
The WNBA expects to double its media rights value in next deal
The WNBA already believes Caitlin Clark will have a Tiger Woods–like effect on women’s pro basketball, so they’re betting big on her and the rest of 2024’s stacked draft class. On Monday, WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert confirmed to CNBC that the league is looking to double its fees in its next media rights deal.
April 10, 2024