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Month: June 2010

Oregon State hires Scott Rueck to replace LaVonda Wagner

After a year of turmoil, including a mass exodus of players and the firing of the women’s basketball head coach, Oregon State hired Scott Rueck to replace LaVonda Wagner. Wagner, who was fired “without cause” on June 1 after reportedly…

Feature report: The rise of club ball and its effect on recruiting and high school teams

Several nights a week all spring and most of summer, they are there at the gym practicing: layup and box-out drills, running plays, practicing transition and defense – all to the soundtrack of their own squeaking shoes on the hardwood.…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-06-30

Former McKay standout Anna Marchbanks signs NLI to play for Oregon State (statesmanjournal.com) http://j.mp/9COYyr #ncaaw # Big 12 basketball successes were slighted in conference realignment talk (tulsaworld.com) http://j.mp/aN72gq #ncaa # Illinois: Women’s basketball assistant Patrick Klein resigns (dailyillini.com) http://j.mp/9aM0fO #ncaaw…

Sue Bird and Becky Hammon top WNBA vs. USA Basketball balloting

Monday night the WNBA announced the top vote-getters for the “WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun” game in early July. While seeing names such as Sue Bird and Becky Hammon at the top of the list was…

San Antonio waives Megan Frazee and re-signs Crystal Kelly

The San Antonio Silver Stars waived forward Megan Frazee, who suffered an injury to her left meniscus, and signed forward Crystal Kelly under the WNBA’s emergency hardship exception to the salary cap. A team can apply for the exception when…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-06-29

USA Women's U18 National Team Wins Gold With Triumph Over Brazil In 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship http://j.mp/d0J5qP # Photo Gallery: Gold-medal winning USA Women's U18 National Team http://j.mp/cuxvCt # Castro Marques leads Dream to fourth-quarter rally against Sparks (ajc.com)…

Video: Complete press conference of Debbie Yow being named AD at NCSU

Video: NC State University Communications On Friday, June 25, North Carolina State named Debbie Yow, a native of the state, director of athletics. Yow is the sister of the late Kay Yow, who coached the university’s women’s basketball program for…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-06-28

Utah St.: Coach Raegan Pebley adds Hanna Howard and Danyelle Snelgro to staff (utahstateaggies.com) http://j.mp/9Ry21o #ncaaw # USA Women’s U18 National Team tops Chile, 98-28, moves on to gold medal game (usabasketball.com) http://j.mp/9sRrLf #fiba # Chip off the block: New…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-06-27

Wyoming: Emma Langford leaves program to pursue a pro career in Australia (kgwn.tv) http://j.mp/cyp35f #ncaaw # NC State: Debbie Yow makes good first impression (statefansnation.com) http://j.mp/da6UkF #ncaa # Temple adds four to 2010-11 roster (owlsports.com) http://j.mp/bDr1Cg #ncaaw # UNC to…

Hoopfeed Twitter Weekly Digest for week ending 2010-06-27

IBCA All-Star Marley Hall sticks with commitment to ISU women (pantagraph.com) http://j.mp/9Huy1a #ncaaw # Basketball is common bond for Hakeem and Abi Olajuwon (espn.com) http://j.mp/93Yfrx #wnba # Plenette Pierson's New York State of Mind (sportspagemagazine.com) http://j.mp/b9mF0F #wnba # 'Dads' Night…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-06-26

USA Women’s U18 National Team cruises past Brazil, 89-46 (usabasketball.com) http://j.mp/95BxOh # List of ESPY categories with female nominees http://j.mp/ds3aOS # Holy Cross, coach Bill Gibbons agree to 3-year contract extension (goholycross.com) http://j.mp/9m49L2 #ncaaw # Minnesota: Curtis Loyd joins Gopher…

Video: NC State women’s basketball coach Kellie Harper talks about new AD Debbie Yow

WRAL.com: NC State women’s basketball coach Kellie Harper talks about new AD Debbie Yow’s credentials.

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-06-25

Washington women's basketball 2010-11 schedule (gohuskies.com) http://j.mp/98WNLl #ncaaw # 2010 USA Women's U18 National Team Defeats Argentina, 91-32 http://j.mp/bNTyw1 # Former Michigan State basketball star Allyssa DeHaan cheers college all-stars to win against pros (mlive.com) http://j.mp/dvdWPk #ncaaw # Oklahoma president…

List of ESPY categories with female nominees

Yesterday ESPN announced nominees for its 2010 ESPY awards. Fans vote for winners until July 10. The network will broadcast half-hour a nomination show today at 8p.m. ET. Winners will be announced during The 2010 ESPYs, televised LIVE Wed, July…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-06-24

Yolisha Jackson and Courtney Robinson added to Air Force staff (goairforcefalcons.com) http://j.mp/9OHQZJ #ncaaw # SWAC tournament headed to suburban Dallas. 2011 – 2013 tourneys to be in Garland http://j.mp/9DiC40 #ncaaw # Second-half collapse costs Sun against Sky (norwichbulletin.com) http://j.mp/bGC2he #wnba…

2010 USA Women’s U18 National Team routs Argentina, 91-32

The USA Women’s U18 National beat Argentina 91-32 in the opening game of the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Chiney Ogwumike (Cy-Fair H.S./Cypress, Texas) led the United States…

WNIT preseason bracket announced, Purdue to host Austin Peay

Purdue is set to take on Austin Peay in the opening matchup of the 2010 Preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament. The Boilermakers host the Lady Govs at 5 p.m. ET on Friday, November 12 in Mackey Arena. "We’re excited to…

For USA Basketball’s U18 team, Wednesday is show time

Photos courtesy USA Basketball The 12-member USA Under-18 National Team comes off two weeks of training to begin their quest Wednesday for the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women in Colorado Springs, Colo. They play Argentina in the first…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-06-23

Notre Dame: Conference shift a hot topic at coaches meeting (southbendtribune.com) http://j.mp/93Imh1 #ncaaw # Morgan State adds ten players (morganstatebears.com) http://j.mp/bjZyyG #ncaaw #hbcu # Monday dribble: WNBA power rankings, BBQs, and murals (seattletimes.com) http://j.mp/a3Q8qb #wnba # Shootaround with Storm star…

Oklahoma’s Whitney Hand cleared to play

  Whitney Hand’s Twitter message about her medical clearance. Oklahoma sophomore guard Whitney Hand received a medical clearance to play after six months of rehabilitation from an ACL injury. Hand suffered a tear in her right knee on Nov. 27,…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-06-22

Big 12 breakup scare meant tense times for Baylor (dallasnews.com) http://j.mp/dodsbY #ncaa # Former LSU coach Pokey Chatman to speak at fundraiser in Baton Rouge (2theadvocate.com) http://j.mp/90v5G2 #ncaaw # Finishing Big More Important to Seattle Than Scorching Start (fanhouse.com) http://j.mp/9p9n0s…

Maya Moore named co-winner of the Honda-Broderick Cup Award

University of Connecticut star player Maya Moore is the co-winner of the 2010 Honda-Broderick Cup Award. She shares the honor with Penn State volleyball player Megan Hodge. Moore is third athlete from the UConn to receive the prestigious honor given…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-06-21

IBCA All-Star Marley Hall sticks with commitment to ISU women (pantagraph.com) http://j.mp/9Huy1a #ncaaw # Basketball is common bond for Hakeem and Abi Olajuwon (espn.com) http://j.mp/93Yfrx #wnba # Plenette Pierson's New York State of Mind (sportspagemagazine.com) http://j.mp/b9mF0F #wnba # 'Dads' Night…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-06-20

Houston: Todd Buchanan finalizes coaching staff, adds Ravon Justice, Rusty Laverentz (uhcougars.com) http://j.mp/9roq7j #ncaaw # Big East: Repeat league opponents remain unchanged for 2010-11 (bigeast.org) http://j.mp/dnLY4L #ncaaw # Bryan Camacho named Cal State Northridge assistant under new coach Jason Flowers…

Hoopfeed Twitter Weekly Digest for week ending 2010-06-20

Taurasi, Dupree lead Mercury past Shock, 116-84 (AP) http://j.mp/b1H8k6 #wnba # Canadian national team host Chile, Sweden in exhibition preparing for 2010 FIBA World Championship (fiba.com) http://j.mp/aONzsy # New UNCW coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke signs Alysia Hudson to a NLI (uncwsports.com)…