Coach Of Top Women’s College Basketball Team Says Men Should Play Against Females ‘If You Consider Yourself A Woman’

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Dawn Staley, the head coach of the undefeated South Carolina women’s basketball team, said on Saturday that trans-identifying players should be allowed to participate against women as long as they “consider” themselves to be “a woman.”

Staley made her comments on men competing in women’s sports following the Gamecocks’ blowout win in the Final Four over NC State. Asked by Outkick reporter Dan Zaksheske to explain her position on “the inclusion of transgender athletes, biological males, in women’s sports,” the coach struggled to come up with an answer before saying she supports men competing against women.

“If you’re a woman, you should play; if you consider yourself a woman, and you want to play sports, or vice-versa, you should be able to play,” Staley said. “That’s my opinion.”

Zaksheske asked her to clarify if she believes trans-identifying men should be able to compete against women.

“That’s the question you want to ask, so I’ll give you that: Yes. Yes,” …

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