Kim Mulkey, head coach for the Baylor women's basketball team, sent a clear message to ESPN about the lack of televised women's basketball games during this week that included some huge matchups.
Mulkey and the Lady Bears had just finished an 84-70 victory over UCLA, a matchup of top 10 squads in the country. However, the game could not be found on any ESPN cable channel or streaming channel.
The same can be said about Baylor's upcoming matchup this Saturday with UConn, another top 10 tussle for two of the more prominent programs in the nation. However, ESPN will be providing at least internet coverage of the contest, far less appealing than a televised event, even on one of ESPN's secondary channels.
Usually, ESPN does start televising women's basketball when conference play begins after the calendar turn to the new year. But the men's game is televised throughout its entire season, including Midnight Madness that was just held over the last couple days on ESPN and its channels.
Mulkey's comments begin at about 10:45 of the video.