Emmert promises WBCA he will work to fix ‘stark’ inequities

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert has promised the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association he will work with coaches to fix the “stark difference” between the Division I men’s and women’s tournaments. Emmert says nobody likes the results of trying to hold the tournaments in the same formats during a pandemic and nobody wants to see similar issues crop up in other sports in coming months. He and the NCAA’s heads of basketball discussed the conditions in San Antonio on Wednesday with the WBCA. Two of the Final Four coaches in UConn’s Geno Auriemma and Dawn Staley of South Carolina also took part in the 70-minute call. Questions covered the use of March Madness, courts, staffing and budgets.