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Month: December 2016

Virginia Tech and Cal move up the most in Hoopfeed poll, UConn remains No. 1

Even during last week’s Christmas holiday season with less basketball games scheduled, there were several exciting upsets and close games. In this week’s Hoopfeed poll, while there were no changes in the top 11 teams, there was some drastic movement…

Stanford routs Yale 102-44, freshman Anna Wilson has double figures in debut

Stanford routs Yale 102-44, freshman Anna Wilson has double figures in debut

58-point victory is tied for the fifth largest margin in Stanford history. ? from @CardinalChannel.#GoStanford pic.twitter.com/bJLUcLHwfD — Stanford Women’s Basketball (@StanfordWBB) December 29, 2016 STANFORD, Calif. – After going 1-1 on an East Coast two-game road trip that included a…

Fox Sports to give fans all-access commercial-free broadcast of St. John’s at Seton Hall with coaches mic’d up

Fox Sports to give fans all-access commercial-free broadcast of St. John’s at Seton Hall with coaches mic’d up

In a first-of-its-kind telecast, Fox Sports will give women’s basketball fans an all-access pass to the St. John’s at Seton Hall game Friday, Dec. 30, (7 p.m. ET), as both head coaches will wear live microphones during a commercial-free presentation…

San Antonio hires Vickie Johnson as head coach

The San Antonio Stars hired former Stars player and assistant coach Vickie Johnson as the ninth head coach in franchise history. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Having spent 10 years in San Antonio, first as…

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces candidates for the Class of 2017

On the 125th anniversary of basketball’s founding, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the eligible candidates for the Class of 2017. A press conference announcing the finalists will be held at NBA All-Star Weekend, which is scheduled for Saturday, February…

UConn holds court at No. 1 in Hoopfeed poll, Washington enters top ten and Cal appears at No. 25

UConn holds court at No. 1 in Hoopfeed poll, Washington enters top ten and Cal appears at No. 25

Undefeated Connecticut solidified its top ranking in this week’s Hoopfeed poll with an 82-63 win over Ohio State Monday. Several other teams in top ten held strong in their position as well. The next six squads did not budge from…

Seattle to host the WNBA All-Star game in 2017

Seattle to host the WNBA All-Star game in 2017

The 2017 WNBA All-Star game and events will take place at KeyArena, home of the Seattle Storm. The game will be nationally televised by ABC on Saturday, July 22 at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT). Verizon, which became the WNBA…

UConn unanimous No. 1 in Hoopfeed poll, Arizona State and Kansas State enter

UConn unanimous No. 1 in Hoopfeed poll, Arizona State and Kansas State enter

After Connecticut toppled Notre Dame last week, voters in the Hoopfeed poll had no doubt as to what team to choose for the top spot in the rankings. The undefeated Huskies are the No. 1 team in the poll for the…

Chicago Sky hires Amber Stocks as head coach and general manager

Chicago Sky hires Amber Stocks as head coach and general manager

The Chicago Sky named Amber Stocks as team’s new head coach and general manager, a month and a half after the franchise fired Pokey Chatman. Stocks has been an assistant with the Los Angeles Sparks since 2015, the year the franchise…

Washington sweeps Pac-12 Player of the Week Awards

Washington sweeps Pac-12 Player of the Week Awards

A day after becoming the all-time leading scorer in Pac-12 history, Washington senior Kelsey Plum was named Pac-12 Player of the Week. Her teammate, first-year guard Aarion McDonald earned Pac-12 Freshman of the Week. Highlights Kelsey Plum • 2 GP, 37.0…

Washington’s Kelsey Plum breaks All-time Pac-12 scoring record

Washington’s Kelsey Plum breaks All-time Pac-12 scoring record

With over half the season left, Washington (10-1) senior guard Kelsey Plum broke the all-time Pac-12 career scoring record on Sunday, Dec. 11 in a 92-66 win against Boise State (8-1). The game was the first loss of the season…

Florida leading scorer Eleanna Christinaki quits, didn’t like punishment for violating team rules

Postgame Update Florida sophomore guard Eleanna Christinaki quit the team this weekend after disagreeing with her punishment for violating team rules. The native of Athens, Greece was the team’s leading scorer at 17.6 points per game in addition to 4.7…

Kristine Anigwe’s record-breaking 50 points helps Cal rout Sacramento State, 97-73

Kristine Anigwe’s record-breaking 50 points helps Cal rout Sacramento State, 97-73

And that's FIFTY points for @KristineAnigwe! Most ever for any Cal Basketball player – men's or women's! #GoBears pic.twitter.com/kY9gaageYg — Leslie Mitchell (@Lesmitch529) December 9, 2016 BERKELEY, Calif. – In a game that California (8-0) dominated from beginning to end…

Susan Robinson Fruchtl among 2017 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award recipients

Susan Robinson Fruchtl is among the six former student-athletes honored with the 2017 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award for their collegiate and professional achievements. The annual award recognizes distinguished individuals on the 25th anniversary of the conclusion of their college athletics…

John R. Wooden Award announces list of 2016-17 Preseason Top 30

The John R. Wooden Award announced the Women’s Preseason Top 30 today. The list includes student-athletes who are the early front-runners for the honor. The list is chosen by a preseason poll of national women’s college basketball media members. Seven…

UConn at Notre Dame: Top Two Teams Set to Clash Wednesday

UConn at Notre Dame: Top Two Teams Set to Clash Wednesday

Connecticut (7-0): Hoopfeed No. 1, AP No. 1, USA Today No. 2 vs. Notre Dame (8-0): Hoopfeed No. 2, AP No. 2, USA Today No. 1 Tipoff: 7 p.m. (ET) Site: Purcell Pavilion (9,149), South Bend, Indiana TV/Streaming: ESPN2/Watch ESPN,…

UConn remains No. 1 in Hoopfeed poll, Duke and South Florida enter rankings

UConn remains No. 1 in Hoopfeed poll, Duke and South Florida enter rankings

While Connecticut and Notre Dame are neck and neck for the top spot in the third week of the Hoopfeed rankings, the Huskies remain No. 1 this week. Wednesday, the two undefeated teams will go head-to-head at Notre Dame at…

USA Today Coaches Poll for 12/6/16

USA Today Coaches Poll Rankings as of 12/6/2016 Rank School Record Votes Prev 1 Notre Dame 8-0 784 (18) 1 2 Connecticut 7-0 781 (14) 2 3 Baylor 9-1 716 4 4 Maryland 8-0 715 5 5 Mississippi State 8-0…

Alana Beard, Sue Bird and Nneka Ogwumike help promote “Hour of Code” campaign

WNBA stars Alana Beard, Sue Bird and Nneka Ogwumike are among the world-class athletes featured in a video supporting the annual Hour of Code campaign that kicks off this week. The event is a project of the Code.org non-profit. The…

Southern California sweeps Pac-12 Player of the Week Awards

Southern California sweeps Pac-12 Player of the Week Awards

After upsetting of Hoopfeed No. 21/AP No. 25 Texas A&M 66-62 last Wednesday, Southern California swept the Pac-12 Player of the Week awards. After the road victory USC improved to 6-1. It was the first loss of the season for…

2017 Wade Trophy Watch List announced

The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced the “Wade Watch” list of candidates for the 2017 Wade Trophy. Now in its  40th year, the Wade Trophy is the oldest and most prestigious national player of the year award in college women’s basketball. It…

Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike undergoes successful Achilles surgery

Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike underwent successful Achilles surgery Wednesday on her left tendon at Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Her timetable six to nine months. “Battle scars come with the territory,” said Ogwumike, the 2016 WNBA Associated Press…