(#297) Media rights likely decided by "end of 2023"
NCAA president Charlie Baker said that a decision on the television future of the women’s basketball tournament would come by the end of this year. As I previously expressed, I have concerns about this. If the NCAA bids the women’s basketball tournament as a separate deal, which seems likely, it could significantly impact the future of the Frozen Four on television.
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Tensions were high last week in Naples over the transfer portal.
Transfer portal updates include Alex Young transferring to Arizona State and an under-the-radar goalie hitting the portal.
Multiple assistant coach updates. Andy Brandt won’t return at Wisconsin and he has a new job. Albie O’Connell could make his return to college hockey. Bemidji State has a new opening with Mike Gibbons retiring.
In the newswire, Rand Pecknold was on Wall Street today and Snoop Dogg might own an NHL team.
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