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April 8, 2024

South Carolina Nets National Title, Dawn Staley Surges into the History Books

The South Carolina Gamecocks are the 2023-24 NCAA National Champions. The team secured its perfect season with a 87-75 win over Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Capping a massive season for women’s basketball, South Carolina held on for the win after a fast start from Iowa. The victory made head coach Dawn Staley the first Black coach — male or female — to win three NCAA titles.


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Beyoncé Secures Eighth Billboard 200 No. 1 with ‘Cowboy Carter’ 

The Cowboy Carter era is upon is. Queen Bey’s recent star-studded release took over the top spot on the Billboard 200 in its first week of sales. The album moved the equivalent of 407,000 units, the most thus far in 2024. Beyoncé has now achieved the honor for each of her eight studio albums.

John Calipari Reportedly on Verge of Major Deal with Arkansas

The University of Kentucky and its esteemed coach took an early exit from March Madness. Now, things are shaking up in Lexington. In the wake of the loss, John Calipari is on the verge of a five-year deal with the University of Arkansas, according to ESPN’s Jeff Borzello and Pete Thamel. The Razorbacks lost their head coach, Eric Musselman, to the University of Southern California. If the deal is finalized, it will mark a massive shift in the SEC landscape.

TikTok Set to Launch Instagram-inspired Photo Feature

The future of TikTok in the United States may be in the hands of Congress, but the Chinese-owned app is not slowing down. The company has begun to push messaging that a new photo-based feature called Notes is about to roll out. While specifics have not been unveiled quite yet, it is expected to keep the app competitive with the primary feature of Meta’s Instagram.

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NCAA Contemplating Compensation for Women’s Basketball

The South Carolina title was only the icing on the top of a massive season for college women’s basketball. Driven by stars such as Angel Reese, Paige Bueckers, and Caitlin Clark, the game set new records in attendance and viewership, catching the eye of the NCAA. The teams who take their place at March Madness do not receive financial compensation, unlike the men’s side, and reports indicate that the governing body is examining a big change in the future. The opportunity comes, in part, from the women’s massive broadcasting deal with ESPN, which kicks off during the 2024-25 season.