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Amherst is No. 1 in WBCA NCAA Division III Preseason Top 25 Coaches’ Poll

2016-17 Women's Basketball Honored at National Championship Ring Ceremony! https://t.co/vmEDqPA1VT #tusksup #goamherst — Amherst College Athletics (@AmherstMammoths) October 30, 2017 Amherst College opens the season as No. 1 in the WBCA NCAA Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll. Last season the…

Ashland tops WBCA NCAA Division II Preseason Top 25 Coaches’ Poll

https://twitter.com/goashlandeagles/status/925417490099982336 The defending DII national champion, Ashland University tops the WBCA Division II Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Oct. 31. Ashland finished 2016-17 undefeated at 37-0 and won the program’s second national championship. The team enters 2017-18 with the longest winning…

Atlanta Dream hires Nicki Collen as head coach

Atlanta Dream hires Nicki Collen as head coach

Dreams do come true!! Let’s go @AtlantaDream ??? pic.twitter.com/8NDVym8wd8 — Nicki Collen (@NickiCollen) October 30, 2017 Tha Atlanta Dream named Nicki Collen as the team’s new head coach. The Dream fired former head coach Michael Cooper in early September. “I…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 10-23-2017

Dayton predicted to repeat as A-10 champions https://t.co/vElaDItois #ncaaw -> Ohio State tops Big Ten preseason rankings. Preseason POY: Kelsey Mitchell (Ohio State) https://t.co/M43PphNq8A #ncaaw -> Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 10-16-2017…

UConn tops USA Today 2017-18 Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll

UConn tops the USA Today 2017-18 Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll while the reigning national champion South Carolina comes in second. Baylor is at the No. 3 position. Mississippi State, a team that upset UConn in last season’s national semifinals, is…

Big 12 women’s basketball tournament returns to Kansas City in 2020

Big 12 women’s basketball tournament returns to Kansas City in 2020

#Big12WBB Championship will be returning to Kansas City in 2020! pic.twitter.com/f5gSF2wXDB — Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 24, 2017 The Big 12 women’s basketball tournament will return to Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium in 2020. The tournament will take place the…

Dallas Wings: Erin Phillips named assistant coach, Bridget Pettis retires from coaching

Dallas Wings: Erin Phillips named assistant coach, Bridget Pettis retires from coaching

The Dallas Wings named Erin Phillips as an assistant coach for the 2018 season. She replaces Bridget Pettis, who has decided to retire from coaching. Phillips will join current assistant coach Taj McWilliams-Franklin in serving on head coach Fred Williams’…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 10-16-2017

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 10-16-2017

Upset, floored, sad & angry: San Antonio Stars season ticket-holders speak out on team relocation https://t.co/Rc0Twf9vhi #wnba -> San Antonio Stars players surprised by news of sale, relocation (AP) https://t.co/yWwNd99aDv #wnba -> San Antonio Stars season ticket-holder: SS&E “bailed on…

Gonzaga tops West Coast Conference preseason poll for 5th straight year, All-WCC preseason team announced

Gonzaga tops West Coast Conference preseason poll for 5th straight year, All-WCC preseason team announced

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga tops the West Conference Preseason Poll of the conference’s 10 head coaches for the fifth straight year with eight first-place votes. The league announced the poll and the preseason All-WCC Team today in Las Vegas at the…

The WNBA and NBA Board of Governors unanimously approve relocation of San Antonio Stars to Las Vegas

As rumored since it was revealed Thursday that the San Antonio Stars were relocating, Las Vegas will be the new city for the team. Season ticket-holders of the Stars voiced their opinions recently about the move, expressing dismay and anger. It…

Jamaican government honors Simone Edwards with Order of Distinction

Jamaican government honors Simone Edwards with Order of Distinction

Basketball pioneer Simone Edwards received the Order of Distinction (OD) from the Jamaican government during a special ceremony today, National Heroes Day, at the King’s House in Kingston, Jamaica. “I am humbled to receive the Order of Distinction award and…

Katie Smith named head coach of the New York Liberty

Katie Smith has been named head coach of the New York Liberty, the team announced Monday. She is the seventh head coach in franchise history. She takes over for Bill Laimbeer, who served as the Liberty head coach for the last five…

Upset, floored, sad and angry: San Antonio Stars season ticket-holders, fans speak out on team relocation

Upset, floored, sad and angry: San Antonio Stars season ticket-holders, fans speak out on team relocation

Since the news broke last Thursday that the San Antonio Stars were being sold and relocating, fans of the team, and of the league in general, have taken to social media to voice their concerns about sale of the franchise.…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 10-09-2017

Catch up on last week's news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 10-2-2017 https://t.co/5MHAT2nLxX #wnba #ncaaw -> RT @BobbieKelsey: @NBA might follow @WNBA in reformatting the playoffs based on regular season. . .????? #LeadingFromFront @hoopfeed https… -> #WNBA saw increases in…

2017 Pac-12 Media Day: Commissioner Larry Scott emphasizes extensive TV coverage as a bedrock of women’s basketball success

2017 Pac-12 Media Day: Commissioner Larry Scott emphasizes extensive TV coverage as a bedrock of women’s basketball success

SAN FRANCISCO – Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott opened the conference’s 2017 women’s basketball media day reiterating how much he loves the sport and expressing his dedication to make sure it remains a successful part of the league. “Particularly a delight…

San Antonio Stars to relocate, league: “Negotiations with a potential buyer of the Stars team are ongoing”

San Antonio Stars to relocate, league: “Negotiations with a potential buyer of the Stars team are ongoing”

Thursday evening, Terrence Thomas at the San Antonio Express-News reported that the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars was going to be sold and relocated to another city. The rumors about the sale quickly began and some speculated that the team would…

UCLA tops 2017-18 Preseason Pac-12 Coaches Poll

UCLA tops 2017-18 Preseason Pac-12 Coaches Poll

UCLA tops the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Coaches Poll for the second-consecutive year the conference office announced Wednesday at Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Media Day. The Bruins collected 115 points and seven first-place votes to earn the top spot ahead of Oregon…

For 2017-18, Cal eyes a return to top of the Pac-12 and a deep NCAA tourney run

For 2017-18, Cal eyes a return to top of the Pac-12 and a deep NCAA tourney run

BERKELEY, Calif. – Like many other programs around the country, Cal held an open practice for fans in early October, marking the beginning of official practices for Division I women’s basketball. Die-hard Golden Bears fans who showed up last Saturday…

WNBA saw increases in attendance, viewership, social media and merchandise during the 2017 postseason

WNBA saw increases in attendance, viewership, social media and merchandise during the 2017 postseason

The WNBA saw increases in attendance, viewership, social media and merchandise during the 2017 postseason the league announced today. The season concluded with the Minnesota Lynx winning the franchise’s fourth title after a game five victory over the Los Angeles…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 10-02-2017

Lynx win pushes Finals series to Game 5, Sparks eschew comparisons to last season (Hoopfeed) https://t.co/bHH4PS0LcY #wnba -> .@MooreMaya on Game 5: “We’re excited for the opportunity to compete for our goal in front of our fans.”… https://t.co/aMjMiPP7nZ -> Brunson, Lynx…

ESPN: 2017 WNBA Finals was highest-rated since 2003

ESPN released the following about yesterday’s Game 5 of the WNBA Finals: The 2017 WNBA Finals on ESPN, in which the Minnesota Lynx defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 3-2 to win the WNBA Championship, is the highest-rated since 2003. The…

Lynx beat Sparks in Finals Game 5 to win their 4th WNBA title

Lynx beat Sparks in Finals Game 5 to win their 4th WNBA title

Box score Game 1 Recap Game 2 Recap Game 3 Recap Game 4 Recap Video: Sylvia Fowles Game 5 Highlights Notes Postgame Transcripts The Minnesota Lynx won their fourth WNBA title Wednesday night, beating the Los Angeles Sparks 85-76, in…

Seattle Storm hires Dan Hughes as head coach

Seattle Storm hires Dan Hughes as head coach

Nearly two months after firing Jenny Boucek, the Seattle Storm hired Dan Hughes as the franchise’s head coach, bypassing Gary Kloppenburg who served as the team’s interim coach for eight regular season games. The Storm went 15-19 this season and qualified…

Lynx win pushes Finals series to Game 5, Sparks eschew comparisons to last season

Lynx win pushes Finals series to Game 5, Sparks eschew comparisons to last season

Box Score Game 1 Recap Game 2 Recap Game 3 Recap LOS ANGELES – With their backs against the wall in the best-of-five WNBA Finals series, the Minnesota Lynx came out swinging to earn an 80-69 win over the Los…