The business of Dawn Staley is booming — to her players’ benefit

Dawn Staley doesn’t mince words and she has a message for all listening — if you want to be in business with her, you have to be in business with the Gamecocks. The South Carolina coach is one of the most popular, influential and recognizable figures in women’s basketball after winning a second national championship and coaching the gold medal-winning Team USA in Tokyo. Her Gamecocks went wire-to-wire as the No. 1 team last season and will travel to face No. 17 Maryland on Friday as the top team, still, and the favorite to repeat.