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NCAA Final Four – Stanford vs. South Carolina Social Media Recap

South Carolina tops Stanford 62-53 in the first semifinal game of the Final Four and the Gamecocks advance to championship game for first time in program history. It's time for tip off. #WFinalFour pic.twitter.com/69CtIRrJP4 — NCAA Women’s Basketball (@ncaawbb) March…

Nike Edges Competition in Battle of Final Four Brands

In the battle of sports apparel sponsors, Nike is edging out the competition in this year’s NCAA women’s basketball Final Four. But only slightly. Both Connecticut and Stanford hold lucrative contracts with Nike. The Huskies inked a 10-year, $46 million…

Phenom vs. Master: Dawn Staley and Tara VanDerveer go head-to-head in a Final Four with strong Olympic flavor

Phenom vs. Master: Dawn Staley and Tara VanDerveer go head-to-head in a Final Four with strong Olympic flavor

DALLAS – After beating Florida State in the Elite Eight of this year’s NCAA Tournament, South Carolina’s Dawn Staley described the opportunity to coach in the Final Four along with two former head coaches of the U.S. Women’s Olympic basketball…

Final Four Set: Connecticut, South Carolina, Stanford, Mississippi State

Final Four Set: Connecticut, South Carolina, Stanford, Mississippi State

Connecticut, Stanford, South Carolina and first-timer Mississippi State are set to compete in the 2017 Final Four in Dallas March 31 – April 2. Broadcast Schedule (All times ET) Fri. 3/31/17 7 p.m. Division I NCAA Tournament Final Four Preview…

Florida State faces familiar opponent in Elite Eight, readies for matchup vs. South Carolina

Florida State faces familiar opponent in Elite Eight, readies for matchup vs. South Carolina

Video: NCAA STOCKTON, Calif. – For the past two seasons, Florida State and South Carolina have scrimmaged each other during the off-season. The two teams last met as official competitors during the Elite Eight in 2015 in Greensboro, N.C. The Gamecocks…

Video: South Carolina ready for the challenge of Florida State in Elite Eight

Video: South Carolina ready for the challenge of Florida State in Elite Eight

Video: NCAA STOCKTON, Calif. – South Carolina defeated Quinnipiac to advance to the Elite Eight for the third time in program history. The Gamecocks will face Florida State March 27 in an attempt to reach the Final Four. Transcript of Press Conference…

Video: Stanford jubilant after win over Notre Dame in Elite Eight

Video: Stanford jubilant after win over Notre Dame in Elite Eight

Stanford (32-5), the No. 2 seed in the Lexington Region of the NCAA Tournament, edged the No. 1 seed Notre Dame 76-75 Sunday  afternoon in the Elite Eight. The Cardinal now head to the Final Four in Dallas while Notre Dame (33-4)…

South Carolina ends Quinnipiac’s Cinderella run, Gamecocks return to Elite Eight

South Carolina ends Quinnipiac’s Cinderella run, Gamecocks return to Elite Eight

Team Statistical Comparison STOCKTON, Calif. –  South Carolina (30-4) is now in the Elite Eight, after a 100-58 trouncing of Quinnipiac (29-7) in the Stockton Region of the NCAA Tournament Saturday afternoon. This marks the second appearance of South Carolina…

Video: South Carolina’s Dawn Staley previews Sweet 16 matchup vs. Quinnipiac

Video: NCAA 2017 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, Stockton Region #12 Quinnipiac Bobcats (29-6, 17-3 MAAC) vs. #1 South Carolina Gamecocks (29-4, 14-2 SEC) Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:00 p.m. (PT) / 4:00 p.m. (ET) Location: Stockton Arena, Stockton, California…

Video: Oregon State coach Scott Rueck previews Sweet 16 matchup vs. FSU

Video: Oregon State coach Scott Rueck previews Sweet 16 matchup vs. FSU

Video: NCAA 2017 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, Stockton Region No. 3 seed Florida State  (27-6) vs. No. 2 Oregon State  (31-4) Saturday, March 25, 2017, 3:30 p.m. (PT) / 6:30 p.m. (ET) Stockton Arena, Stockton, California Series: Oregon State is 1-0…

Video: Dreams come true for Quinnipiac, set to take on South Carolina in Sweet 16

Video: Dreams come true for Quinnipiac, set to take on South Carolina in Sweet 16

Videos: NCAA 2017 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, Stockton Region #12 Quinnipiac Bobcats (29-6, 17-3 MAAC) vs. #1 South Carolina Gamecocks (29-4, 14-2 SEC) Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:00 p.m. (PT) / 4:00 p.m. (ET) Location: Stockton Arena, Stockton, California…

Sweet 16 Lexington Region: Ohio State, Notre Dame, Texas and Stanford ready for action

Sweet 16: Lexington Region Rupp Arena (23,000), Lexington, KY Friday, March 24, 2017 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m PT, ESPN Game 1: No. 5 Ohio State vs. No. 1 Notre Dame Game 2: No. 3 Texas vs. No. 2 Stanford No.…

Adidas unveils official jerseys for the 2017 McDonald’s All American Games

Adidas unveils official jerseys for the 2017 McDonald’s All American Games

Adidas unveiled the official jerseys for the McDonald’s All American Games. The high school basketball all-star event will take place March 29 at Chicago’s United Center. The girls game begins at 4 p.m. CST March 29 and will be televised live…

Notre Dame: Junior forward Brianna Turner will miss rest of NCAA Tournament due to torn ACL

From Notre Dame: Junior forward Brianna Turner will miss the remainder of the 2016-17 women’s basketball season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee Sunday night as the top-seeded Irish defeated No. 9-seed Purdue in the NCAA…

Road to Dallas: Sweet 16 matchups set, play begins Friday

Road to Dallas: Sweet 16 matchups set, play begins Friday

pic.twitter.com/NysQflbbpl — Quinnipiac Women's Basketball (@QU_WBB) March 21, 2017 The first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament are over and Sweet 16 matchups are set. All of the top seeds advanced to the Sweet 16: Connecticut (Bridgeport Region), Baylor…

Atlanta Dream sign guard Darxia Morris

The Atlanta Dream signed free agent guard Darxia Morris to a training camp contract. Morris began her career with the Los Angeles Sparks in 2014. In 2015, she signed a training camp contract with the Minnesota Lynx. The Dream home…

Stanford unfazed by starting NCAA Tournament play on the road, VanDerveer and Trakh meet again

Stanford unfazed by starting NCAA Tournament play on the road, VanDerveer and Trakh meet again

No. 6 Stanford (28-5) vs. No. 15 vs. New Mexico State (24-6) Saturday, March 18, 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT TV: ESPN2/ESPN3, Radio: KZSU 90.1FM For 30 straight seasons, Stanford has appeared in the NCAA Tournament. The Cardinal had the…

Naismith Trophy Women’s College Player of the Year Finalists Announced

The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the finalists in consideration for the 2017 Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year. The winner will be announced April 1. The four finalists were chosen by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s national voting academy, comprised…

Former President Barack Obama fills out a women’s bracket, chooses UConn to win it all

Obama’s bracket Former President Barack Obama continued a tradition of filling out brackets for the NCAA Tournament choosing Connecticut to win the women’s championship and North Carolina in the men’s race. In his Final Four, he selected Notre Dame, Washington…

Marquette earns ranking in last Hoopfeed Weekly Poll of the season

Marquette earns ranking in last Hoopfeed Weekly Poll of the season

With the NCAA Tournament set to begin at the end of the week, Connecticut sits at a familiar place in the last Hoopfeed Weekly Poll of the season. The top-ranked Huskies began the season at the No. 2 position while Notre…

UConn signee Megan Walker named 2017 Naismith Trophy Girl’s High School Player of the Year

Megan Walker, the nation’s top high school girls’ basketball commitment, was named winner of the 2017 Naismith Trophy. Signed to Connecticut, the  senior from Monacan (Va.) High School, Walker becomes the sixth Naismith Trophy winner to play for Geno Auriemma, following…

UConn, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Baylor earn tops seeds for NCAA Tournament

Bracket In their hunt for a historic fifth straight national championship, undefeated Connecticut took the top seed among the 64 teams in the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. UConn will open play against No. 16 seed Albany in the Bridgeport Region.…

WNIT announces 64-team field

First Round Pairings || Bracket The Women’s National Invitation Tournament Selection Committee announced the 64-team field for the 2017 Postseason WNIT. Game times for the first round will be made official on Tuesday, March 14. The first round begins Wednesday, March 15…

New York Liberty guard Tanisha Wright to skip 2017 WNBA season to rest

New York Liberty president Isiah Thomas issued the following statement Monday: I want to inform our fans that Tanisha Wright has decided she will take time away from the game to rest during the 2017 WNBA season. Tanisha has the…

2017 Nancy Lieberman Award finalists

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the five finalists for the 2017 Nancy Lieberman Award. Named after the Hall of Famer, three-time All-American and two-time National Champion at Old Dominion University, the annual honor now in its eighteenth…