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Photo Slideshow: Baylor vs. UTPA, December 30, 2010

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Rio 2016 launches Olympic logo

In a ceremony on Copacabana beach, the Rio 2016 committee launched the logo for the Summer Olympics that will be hosted in Brazil in six years.

No. 9 Stanford halts No. UConn’s win streak with 71-59 win

Box score || Photo gallery A sell-out crowd of over 7,300 women’s basketball fans witnessed Stanford (9-2) put an end to the longest streak in Division I basketball history. The Cardinal beat Connecticut (12-1) 71-59 Thursday night in game where…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-12-31

Tulane takes DoubleTree Classic opener 84-65 over Nicholls St., ODU beats Charlotte 81-75 (nola.com) http://j.mp/eTUJRl #ncaaw # St. Joe's wins tournament and posts 700th victory (philly.com) http://j.mp/fXVRJk #ncaaw # Vanderbilt beats Delaware, 72-51; Tuomi reaches 1,000 pts (vucommodores.com) http://j.mp/iiwTQQ #ncaaw…

Baylor routs UT-Pan American 101-55, extends streak to 10

Photo: Cheryl Vorhis Photo Slideshow WACO, Texas – Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey granted her reserves significant playing time Thursday night when the Lady Bears hosted the Texas-Pan American Lady Broncs (8-8) at the Ferrell Center in front of a…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-12-30

UConn: Lorin Dixon Is Doubtful To Play Against Stanford Because Of A Foot Injury (courant.com) http://j.mp/hvaFmF #ncaaw # No. 23 Texas tops Cincinnati, 80-77 (texassports.com) http://j.mp/gkjKvJ #ncaaw # Baker's Layup Lifts Saint Joseph Past New Hampshire, 67-66 (sjuhawks.com) http://j.mp/hLL6qP #ncaaw…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-12-29

Oklahoma St. drops Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 95-50 (okstate.com) http://j.mp/f01F0p #ncaaw # UC Davis wins 13th straight at home, beats Santa Clara, 70-54 (ucdavisaggies.com) http://j.mp/gmjd5E #ncaaw # NCAA DI – Yesterday's results http://j.mp/gXmkAi Today's games http://j.mp/ef7xdY #ncaaw # Ohio St.: Buckeyes look…

Two-time Lady Vol NCAA champion Melissa McCray-Dukes passes away

Former Tennessee Lady Vol basketball star Melissa Ann McCray-Dukes lost her battle with cancer on Monday. McCray-Dukes was 43 years old. She played on four consecutive NCAA Final Four teams (1986-87-88-89) and started as a guard Pat Summitt’s first two…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-12-28

Nebraska Coach Yori finds positives in Vegas trip (omaha.com) http://bit.ly/f2Jvky #ncaaw # Just the facts: Taurasi and Modafinil (hoopfeed.com) http://j.mp/hV5lqH #wnba # RIP Kristen Zawacki, DIII St. Vincent coach dies of apparent heart attack on Christmas (pittsburghlive.com) http://j.mp/fyPHxv #ncaaw #…

St. Vincent’s coach Kristen Zawacki dies of apparent heart attack on Christmas

From Saint Vincent College Athletics: It is with great sadness that I share with you the tragic news of the death of Kristen Zawacki, associate athletic director and the first and only head coach of the Lady Bearcats.  She died…

Just the facts: Taurasi and Modafinil

Speculation, fan outrage and unsubstantiated claims have made the rounds of the women’s basketball world after news broke Thursday that WNBA star and former UConn standout Diana Taurasi tested positive for the drug modafinil while playing in Turkey. The drug…

Hoopfeed Twitter Weekly Digest for week ending 2010-12-26

Monmouth: Hawks win 7th straight, beats James Madison 69-66 (gomuhawks.com) http://j.mp/eE6ZgX #ncaaw # Virginia Tech: Hokies take double OT thriller over William & Mary, 94-78 (hokiesports.com) http://j.mp/fKGp5N #ncaaw # Central Michigan: Szunko has triple-double in 82-66 win over Ole Miss…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-12-24

Montana St. sets school record for points, routs Pacific 107-58 http://j.mp/fIyIDR #ncaaw Pacific hosts UConn on 12/28 o_o # Pacific's splash page hyping the UConn matchup http://j.mp/foUWXQ #ncaaw # Charde Houston (@charhouston) surprises Atlantic City family with gifts for the…

Phoenix Mercury player Diana Taurasi tests positive for banned substance

Update: The Turkish Sports Federation identified the substance Friday as modafinil, a sleep disorder medication. Taurasi’s “B” sample will not be tested until January 2 at the earliest because of the holidays. Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi tested positive for…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-12-23

Video: Geno gets a call from President Obama http://j.mp/gJQ2Mv #ncaaw # Moore, Auriemma an unbeatable team (espn.com) http://j.mp/i8ABIA #ncaaw # UConn streak is all that and Moore (espn.com) http://j.mp/h90z88 #ncaaw # Duke guard Jasmine Thomas gives Duke women 46-45 win…

2011 WNBA season tips off June 3

The WNBA tips off its 15th season on Friday, June 3, a later time in the year during previous seasons. The later start date gives players on teams overseas time to attend camp before the season starts. On opening day…

Geno gets a call from President Obama

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Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-12-22

Video: Baylor vs. Clemson Highlights, Bahamas Sunsplash Tourney http://j.mp/fjKIuw #ncaaw # Nevada gets best start in program history (rgj.com) http://j.mp/eBNIwV #ncaaw # Texas Tech: Lady Raiders win big in Vegas, beat 50-43 (redraiders.com) http://j.mp/e0wsQ6 #ncaaw # UTSA women stun Kansas…

The streak continues, UConn dominates in record-breaking game

The University of Connecticut broke the record for most consecutive wins in Division I basketball, men or women, Tuesday night in a rout of Florida State, 93-62. A sell out crowd at the XL Center in Hartford witnessed the Huskies…

Tulane heading into conference play with confidence, Stockton on “The Streak”

Slideshow Tulane may not be ranked but the team from New Orleans is turning heads early this season with an 8-2 record including a win over in-state rival Louisiana State. The Green Wave goes into the second half of the…

Slideshow: A day in the life….practice at Tulane

December 10, 2010 at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. Photographs  © Cheryl Vorhis Thanks to Richie Weaver, Tulane WBB SID, for facilitating access to practice. See the article: Tulane heading into conference play with confidence, Stockton on “the Streak”

Connecticut governor M. Jodi Rell helps celebrate UConn milestones, Hartford to be lit up in blue

Connecticut governor M. Jodi Rell, an avid supporter of the No. 1 Connecticut women’s basketball team announced that buildings in downtown Hartford are to be lit up in blue to celebrate UConn’s attempt to set the NCAA Division I record…

Video: Baylor vs. Clemson Highlights

December 20, 2010 Bahamas Sunsplash Shootout Tournament in Nassau #2/3 BAYLOR (11-1) 82, CLEMSON (6-6) 40 Box score

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-12-21

Fussell scores 21, No. 23 Texas beats UNLV 85-59 (AP) http://j.mp/ejdT66 #ncaaw # No. 9 UCLA runs over Hawaii 72-44 (AP) http://j.mp/fdFyTo #ncaaw # Photo gallery: UConn vs. Ohio State (courant.com) http://j.mp/dOsv3I #ncaaw # Auriemma, Huskies Never At A Loss…

USC holds off San Diego State to win Women of Troy Basketball Classic

Box score Los Angeles – USC held off a surging San Diego State squad Sunday to win the championship of their tournament, the Women of Troy Basketball Classic, 74-64. Trojan point guard Ashley Corral led all scorers with 23 points,…