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Month: January 2017

Hoopfeed Poll for 1/31/17: SEC and Pac-12 action leads to shifts in top ten

Hoopfeed Poll for 1/31/17: SEC and Pac-12 action leads to shifts in top ten

While unanimous No. 1 UConn continued its historic streak, winning the program’s 95th consecutive game, there were upsets in the SEC and Pac-12 that led to shifts in this week’s Hoopfeed Poll top ten. No. 2 Baylor and No. 3…

Phoenix Mercury acquires Danielle Robinson from San Antonio Stars in exchange for Isabelle Harrison and draft pick

The Phoenix Mercury acquired three-time All-Star point guard Danielle Robinson from the San Antonio Stars in exchange for reserve center Isabelle Harrison and the Mercury’s 2017 first-round pick (fifth overall). “There are not a lot of players who immediately improve…

WBCA announces participants in the 15th annual “So You Want To Be A Coach” program

The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced the class for the 15th annual “So You Want To Be A Coach” program.  The event is a three-day workshop held March 29-31 in conjunction with the WBCA Convention in Dallas during Final Four…

Three team trade includes Carolyn Swords, Kia Vaughn and Bria Hartley

The New York Liberty acquired center Kia Vaughn and guard Bria Hartley from the Washington Mystics while center Carolyn Swords was traded from New York to Seattle. Washington also receives the No. 6 overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft…

Jim Petersen resigns as Minnesota Lynx associate head coach

Minnesota Lynx associate head coach Jim Petersen is stepping down the franchise announced Thursday. “I have been incredibly fortunate to have had one of the best jobs in the WNBA for the last eight years and it turned out to be way…

Connecticut Sun trades Aneika Henry-Morello to the Atlanta Dream in exchange for Reshanda Gray

List of core players, reserved players, restricted free agents and unrestricted free agents The Connecticut Sun traded Aneika Henry-Morello to the Atlanta Dream in exchange for Reshanda Gray. “We are excited to add Reshanda to the Connecticut Sun family,” Sun…

WNBA 2017: Core players, reserved players, restricted free agents and unrestricted free agents

The list of core players, reserved players, restricted free agents and unrestricted free agents that were on team rosters at the end of the 2016 season. Core Players The Core designation gives that team exclusive negotiating rights with the player. Players…

Atlanta Dream unveils 10th season logo

The Atlanta Dream unveiled a commemorative logo to recognize the franchise’s 10th season in the WNBA. The Dream opens the regular season at home on Sunday, May 21 against the visiting Chicago Sky.

Hoopfeed Poll for 1/24/17: UConn streak keeps Huskies at the top, Green Bay enters

Hoopfeed Poll for 1/24/17: UConn streak keeps Huskies at the top, Green Bay enters

At a little over the midpoint of the season, top-ranked Connecticut continues its historic winning streak to remain the No. 1 team in the nation. With a 100-56 win over Tulane Sunday, the Huskies extended the streak to 93 games…

2017 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award midseason watch list

From the USBWA: The U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced midseason watch list for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award (Women’s National Player of the Year). Balloting for the USBWA’s Women’s All-America Team and the association’s individual awards will take place in…

NCAA unveils first of three top 16 reveals for 2017

The results of the first of three NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship Sport Committee top 16 reveals took place during the telecast of the Mississippi State vs. South Carolina game Monday evening. Top 16 Seeds According to the NCAA…

Wichita State and head coach Jody Adams-Birch part ways, Linda Hargrove to take over for remainder of season

Wichita State and head coach Jody Adams-Birch part ways, Linda Hargrove to take over for remainder of season

Just a few days after Wichita State announced that head coach Jody Adams-Birch would be held from coaching two games this weekend, the school and Adams-Birch parted ways. Linda Hargrove, a former WSU and WNBA head coach will take over…

Hoopfeed  Poll for 1/17: UConn reigns, Notre Dame falls, Texas A&M re-enters

Hoopfeed Poll for 1/17: UConn reigns, Notre Dame falls, Texas A&M re-enters

First there was 70, then there was 90. Now there's 91 #AndCounting #UConnNation pic.twitter.com/1MWcKcjG34 — UConn Women’s Basketball (@UConnWBB) January 14, 2017 While the Connecticut Huskies continue their reign at the top of the Hoopfeed poll during a record-breaking week…

Michigan State head coach Suzy Merchant to take a medical leave of absence

Michigan State head coach Suzy Merchant to take a medical leave of absence

From Michigan State: Michigan State women’s basketball head coach Suzy Merchant has taken a medical leave of absence from the Spartan women’s basketball program. Effective immediately, associate head coach Amaka Agugua will serve as interim head coach, during Merchant’s time…

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2017 finalists announced

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 12 finalists for induction into the Class of 2017. The finalists: Yelena Baranova (player) Rose Marie Battaglia (coach) Sally Bell (official) Evelyn Blalock (coach) Joan Bonvicini (coach) Nora Lynn Finch (contributor) Christine…

2017 McDonald’s All American Games roster announced

2017 McDonald’s All American Games roster announced

The McDonald’s All American Games unveiled the official rosters for the 16th annual girls game Sunday. The high school basketball all-star event will take place March 29 at Chicago’s United Center. The girls teams includes six players from Texas, the…

Connecticut beats SMU, breaks own NCAA record for consecutive wins

Longest win streak in NCAA basketball history ? (again) 91 wins #AndCounting pic.twitter.com/JYjy60Fu49 — UConn Women’s Basketball (@UConnWBB) January 14, 2017 Connecticut (16-0, 4-0 AAC) defeated Southern Methodist 88-48 on the road in Dallas breaking its own NCAA record for…

2017 Naismith High School Girls’ Player of the Year Mid-Season Team

The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced 25 senior high school basketball players selected for the mid-season team in contention for the 2017 Naismith High School Girls’ Player of the Year award. Semifinalists, 10 candidates, will be announced February 6, 2017. Last…

2017 Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list announced

The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced its John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25. The list includes 25 student-athletes based on their performances during the first half of the 2016-17 season. On the 2017 Wooden Award Midseason Top 25…

UConn Still No. 1 in Hoopfeed  Poll, Washington and Oregon State Enter Top 10

UConn Still No. 1 in Hoopfeed Poll, Washington and Oregon State Enter Top 10

90 WINS. IN. A. ROW. #AndCounting ?@UConnWBB ties their own win streak record! pic.twitter.com/9TQ9PfFLmF — UConn Huskies (@UConnHuskies) January 11, 2017 Connecticut sits at the top of this week’s Hoopfeed poll for the seventh week in a row. The Huskies…

2017 McDonald’s All American Games Nominees Announced

Nominees for the annual McDonald’s All American Games, which will tip off March 29 at Chicago’s United Center, were announced today by McDonald’s. The final rosters of 24 girls will be revealed at 9:30 p.m. CST on Jan. 15 during…

Northwestern mourns loss of sophomore Jordan Hankins

Northwestern mourns loss of sophomore Jordan Hankins

Update: The Cook County Medical Examiner rule Hankins’ death a suicide on Tuesday, Jan. 10.  Northwestern University women’s basketball player Jordan Hankins was found dead in her room Monday afternoon. The sophomore guard was 19. Hankins hailed from Indianapolis (Lawrence North) and was…

Game schedule changes due to weather, etc. – week of 1/8/17

Sun. Jan. 8 St. Bonaventure at Richmond – Moved from Sat. 1/7 to Sun. 1/8 at 12 p.m. ET. East Tennessee at Samford – Moved from Sat. 1/7 to Sun. 1/8 at 1 p.m. ET. TV: ESPN3 Rice at UAB…

Candidates Announced for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award

Thirty women’s basketball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected as candidates for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and…

Former Stanford guard Lili Thompson to transfer to Notre Dame

Entering her senior year, former Stanford guard Lili Thompson decided not to return to the program for the 2016-17 season. In mid-July 2016, the Cardinal announced that Thompson would stay at the school to finish earning her degree but not…