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Lauren Jackson ends her playing career where it began, former WNBA coaches heap praise on Aussie

Jackson’s WNBA Accolades || Social Media Reaction || WNBA Slideshow This week, Australia’s greatest women’s basketball player hung up her sneakers and announced her retirement at the location where her storied career began. Lauren Jackson’s press conference at the Australian Institute…

Dishin & Swishin 3/31/16 Podcast: Doug Bruno is back to break down the 2016 Final Four

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Google Play Music Podcasts, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). In what has become an annual occurrence, we are pleased to have DePaul University head…

The Los Angeles Sparks sign Essence Carson

From the Sparks: The Los Angeles Sparks have signed WNBA All-Star Essence Carson, executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler announced today. The eight-year veteran guard holds career averages of 7.7 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 231…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 03-30-2016

Retirement speculation mounts over Lauren Jackson's future (Sydney MH) https://t.co/iY8w1sO3Xo #ncaaw -> Lauren Jackson to retire on Thursday as Australia's greatest female basketballer (Canberra Times) https://t.co/1fpPK3g9By #wnba #wnba #opals -> RT @BasketballAus: Featuring our own Penny Taylor! What are your…

Three-time WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson officially announces her retirement from professional basketball

Basketball Australia Statement The Seattle Storm would like to recognize Lauren Jackson for all that she has meant to our organization. Her presence and prowess are irreplaceable. She is one of the greatest players in the game of basketball and…

Minnesota Lynx sign guard Courtney Clements and forward Keisha Hampton

From the team: The Minnesota Lynx today announced the signing of guard Courtney Clements and forward Keisha Hampton. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed. Clements, a 6-0 guard, originally signed a training camp contract with Atlanta…

Syracuse’s Quentin Hillsman, the second African-American male to coach in women’s Final Four, grateful to those who paved the way

#FinalFour ?? #OrangeNation pic.twitter.com/s7Y221afuM — 'Cuse Hoops (@CuseWBB) March 28, 2016 Not since 1984, the third year of the women’s NCAA tournament, has there been a black male at the helm of a Final Four team. Now, 32 years later,…

Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams will miss 2016 WNBA season due to a ruptured left Achilles tendon

From the Sparks: Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams will miss the 2016 WNBA season due to a ruptured left Achilles tendon, executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler announced today. The injury, which will require surgery, was suffered…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 03-29-2016

TV Schedule for the rest of the week includes #WNIT semifinals, McDonald's All-American game & more https://t.co/4oLZ2iUl05 #ncaaw -> UConn defeats Texas 86-65 to move on to ninth straight Final Four (Hoopfeed) https://t.co/QQOp2aoSxe #ncaaw -> Georgia’s Joni Taylor named 2016 Spalding…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 03-27-2016

NCAA president Mark Emmert says investigation into North Carolina academic fraud nears end (USA Today) https://t.co/HBoIHVcL1y #ncaaw -> RT @ShrockRon: @hoopfeed Newcastle, OK Lady Racers winning 4A State Title. Pure joy, and the essence of team captured in 1 photo…

Oregon State’s first-ever trip to the Final Four is “pinch me stuff,” Beavers top Baylor in Elite Eight and head to Indy

Oregon State’s first-ever trip to the Final Four is “pinch me stuff,” Beavers top Baylor in Elite Eight and head to Indy

Photos: © Lee Michaelson DALLAS – “This is pinch me stuff; there are no other words for it,” said Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck as his second-seeded Beavers advanced to the first Final Four in school history after upsetting…

Georgia’s Joni Taylor named 2016 Spalding Maggie Dixon NCAA Division I Rookie Coach of the Year

Joni Taylor, head coach at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, is the 2016 recipient of the Spalding Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year Award, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today. The award honors…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 03-28-2016

Kenny Brooks leaves James Madison, named head coach of Virginia Tech https://t.co/A39tbKvavJ #ncaaw -> JR Payne leaves Santa Clara, named head coach of Colorado https://t.co/0jAOXJGDL7 #ncaaw -> #WNBA to unveil new team uniform colors and commemorative items for 20th season…

UConn defeats Texas 86-65 to move on to ninth straight Final Four

UConn defeats Texas 86-65 to move on to ninth straight Final Four

FINAL: #UConn 86, @TexasWBB 65. The Huskies are headed to their ninth-straight Final Four! #Going4Eleven pic.twitter.com/k59Ig1Wi1w — UConn Women’s Basketball (@UConnWBB) March 29, 2016 BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – It certainly was not boring, and it definitely was not bad for women’s basketball.…

2016 John R. Wooden Award Women’s All-Americans announced

The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2016 John R. Wooden Award Women’s All-Americans as selected by hundreds of national college basketball media members and the Award’s former winners The team consists of, alphabetically: Rachel Banham (Minnesota), Nina Davis (Baylor),…

Texas looks to derail UConn push towards history in Bridgeport Regional Final

Texas looks to derail UConn push towards history in Bridgeport Regional Final

#2 Texas vs. #1 UConn, 7 p.m. EDT Division I Women’s Basketball Bridgeport Regional Final TV: ESPN/WatchESPN, Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke, Holly Rowe Audio BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – “I really am looking forward to tomorrow,” Texas Coach Karen Aston said to…

2016 AP All-Americans announced

2016 AP All-Americans Breanna Stewart – UConn Moriah Jefferson – UConn Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State Rachel Banham – Minnesota A’ja Wilson – South Carolina Stewart made the team for the third time, only the sixth player to do so.…

WNBA to unveil new team uniform colors and commemorative items for 20th season

The WNBA will celebrate its landmark 20th season by unveiling new team uniform colors and commemorative items. To create an updated oncourt look for the historic season, the WNBA and adidas, the league’s official oncourt apparel provider, will introduce a new palette…

Washington headed to first Final Four after defeating Stanford 85-76

Washington headed to first Final Four after defeating Stanford 85-76

FINAL FOUR!! The Huskies take down Stanford, 85-76, to advance to the #FinalFour in Indianapolis! #UWHuskies pic.twitter.com/4GLnNTZ533 — Washington Women’s Basketball (@UW_WBB) March 27, 2016 After defeating No. 4 seed Stanford 85-76 in the Elite Eight, No. 7 Washington heads to the…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 03-26-2016

Today on TV/Streaming: https://t.co/4oLZ2iUl05 #ncaaw -> The NCAA's women problem by @SmithCollege economics professor Andrew Zimbalist (NY Times) https://t.co/Os5CzzMZvU #ncaaw -> RT @allyauriemma: THIS IS SO GOOD! Share, retweet, emblazon it on a shirt. https://t.co/S1lsUFcvHK -> Margo! #RIP https://t.co/dTNrqHEH4D ->…

Texas comeback knocks UCLA from the Bridgeport Regional, 72-64, Longhorns head to Elite Eight

Texas comeback knocks UCLA from the Bridgeport Regional, 72-64, Longhorns head to Elite Eight

Texas moves to 31-4 on the season. The Horns will play UConn in the Bridgeport Regional Final on Monday. #ALLIN pic.twitter.com/OynmaGMnhV — Texas Women's Basketball (@TexasWBB) March 26, 2016 BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Last year Texas played Connecticut on the East…

NCAA unveils 2017 Final Four logo

The 2017 NCAA Women’s Final Four logo was unveiled during a celebration prior to the Dallas Regional semifinal games being played at American Airlines Center. In 2017, Dallas will host the Women’s Final Four for the first time, with the national…

UConn rolls over Mississippi State and into the Elite Eight in Bridgeport Regional, 98-38

FINAL: #UConn 98, Miss. State 38. Huskies win with the largest margin of victory ever in #Sweet16 history. pic.twitter.com/whHRfeci2w — UConn Women’s Basketball (@UConnWBB) March 26, 2016 BRIDGEPORT, Conn. On the heels of the upset losses handed to fellow top seeds…

Lower seed sweep in first day of the Sweet 16

They went down one by one, all four of the higher seeds in the first day of Sweet 16 competition were eliminated from the 2016 tournament Friday night. Washington, Lexington Region The Huskies are headed to the #Elite8 on Sunday vs. Notre…

Texas and UCLA look to return to the top in Bridgeport Regional

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – For years, Texas and UCLA were synonymous with success in women’s college basketball. However, recent years brought hard times to the storied programs. Under the guidance of Karen Aston and Cori Close the teams are back among…