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Month: April 2019

Undeniably impressive: Vic Schaefer’s impact on Starkville

Undeniably impressive: Vic Schaefer’s impact on Starkville

STARKVILLE, Miss. – It’s January 27, 2019, minutes away from 2 p.m. tip in the Humphrey Coliseum. It’s Rivalry Day for Mississippi State and Ole Miss women’s basketball and it’s a Mississippi sports affair at its finest. The coliseum is…

NCAA releases an “aspirational” five-year strategic framework for women’s basketball

NCAA releases an “aspirational” five-year strategic framework for women’s basketball

https://youtu.be/5m5XD8B26C0 For the first time, the NCAA released a cross-divisional strategic plan for a single sport. Featuring women’s basketball, the report is touted as a five-year strategic framework to advance the sport and provide guidelines for decision-making across all three…

Drake women’s basketball gets $5 million gift, “the largest non-capital gift to a women’s basketball program in NCAA history”

Drake announced that the women’s basketball program received a $5 million gift from longtime supporter and philanthropist Suzie Glazer Burt. According to the school, the historic donation is “the largest non-capital gift to a women’s basketball program in NCAA history…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 04-22-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 04-22-2019

The #WNBA and CBS Sports announced multi-year partnership beginning with the upcoming 2019 season. The network will… https://t.co/yJlmxr3Z0T -> Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 4-15-2019 https://t.co/I1pNR6rCU2 -> Lipscomb: Lauren Sumski named head…

Connecticut Sun trade Chiney Ogwumike to Los Angeles in exchange for first round pick in 2020

Connecticut Sun trade Chiney Ogwumike to Los Angeles in exchange for first round pick in 2020

The Connecticut Sun acquired the Los Angeles Sparks’ first round pick in the 2020 WNBA draft in exchange for  6-4 forward Chiney Ogwumike. The first overall pick in the 2014 draft, Ogwumike played three seasons for the Sun. The trade…

Diana Taurasi undergoes successful back surgery, will be out of action for 10 to 12 weeks

The Phoenix Mercury released a medical update regarding star player Diana Taurasi: On Wednesday, Mercury guard Diana Taurasi underwent a procedure on a disc protrusion in her back to alleviate symptoms of pain and muscle weakness. Mercury General Manager Jim…

Baylor accepts invitation to the White House

Baylor accepts invitation to the White House

From Baylor: In the aftermath of Baylor University’s third NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball championship, the Baylor Lady Bears accepted an invitation to visit the White House Monday, which will include a visit from President Donald J. Trump. April 7,…

Championships for Divisions I, II and III to be combined events in Dallas for the 2023 NCAA Women’s Final Four

Championships for Divisions I, II and III to be combined events in Dallas for the 2023 NCAA Women’s Final Four

The NCAA announced that the national championships for Divisions I, II and III women’s basketball will be celebrated as combined events in Dallas as part of the 2023 NCAA Women’s Final Four. It will be the second time that the…

Sparks acquire guard Alexis Jones from the Lynx in exchange for guard Odyssey Sims

Sparks acquire guard Alexis Jones from the Lynx in exchange for guard Odyssey Sims

The Los Angeles Sparks traded guard Odyssey Sims to the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for guard Alexis Jones. Sims (Baylor University), entering her fifth season in the league, joined the Sparks ahead of the 2017 season in a trade with…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 04-15-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 04-15-2019

Breanna Stewart injury will have a major impact on the #WNBA, CBA talks (AZ Central) https://t.co/nOw4bxMelT -> Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 4-08-2019 https://t.co/TII5GZRalR -> Guard Karisma Ortiz transferring from Penn State…

WNBA and CBS Sports agree to multi-year TV partnership

WNBA and CBS Sports agree to multi-year TV partnership

The WNBA and CBS Sports announced a multi-year partnership beginning with the upcoming 2019 season. The network will feature national coverage of 40 live WNBA games in primetime and on weekends, beginning on Saturday, May 25 when the Minnesota Lynx…

WNBA makes pricing mistake with League Pass renewal

WNBA makes pricing mistake with League Pass renewal

Two days ago, WNBA fans who subscribed to League Pass last season received a renewal notice that the service would be renewed at a rate of $9.99, a discount over last year’s price of $16.99. However, on Friday evening, the…

UNC head coach Sylvia Hatchell resigns after 33 years

UNC head coach Sylvia Hatchell resigns after 33 years

Sylvia Hatchell’s coaching accomplishments In the wake of an internal investigation into the North Carolina women’s basketball program, head coach Sylvia Hatchell who led the team for 33 years resigned. UNC Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham made the announcement. The…

Minnesota Lynx to retire Lindsay Whalen’s jersey

Minnesota Lynx to retire Lindsay Whalen’s jersey

The Minnesota Lynx announced that the franchise will retire the jersey of former star guard Lindsay Whalen this summer. Her No. 13 jersey will be the first retired by the franchise. The ceremony to hang the jersey is set for…

Storm’s Breanna Stewart suffered a ruptured right Achilles tendon, out for 2019 season

Storm’s Breanna Stewart suffered a ruptured right Achilles tendon, out for 2019 season

As news and footage of Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart showing her suffering an injury in the EuroLeague championship game Sunday began to circulate via social media early this week, fans waited for word from the Storm on the specifics…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 04-08-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 04-08-2019

Ahead of the draft, the #WNBA unveils a new campaign with a new look (Hoopfeed) https://t.co/ImWpHUmmHq https://t.co/H2sVxicA7g -> The #WNBA also announced a multi-year marquee partnership with AT&T to have the tech company’s logo featured on the… https://t.co/9orJiih7ZB -> The…

Candace Parker included in latest Marvel x Adidas ‘Heroes Among Us’ campaign ahead of Avengers:Endgame release

Candace Parker included in latest Marvel x Adidas ‘Heroes Among Us’ campaign ahead of Avengers:Endgame release

Click images to see larger versions With the latest Marvel movie Avengers:Endgame set to hit theaters April 26 and the NBA playoffs underway this week, the multimedia studio and Adidas teamed up to created a slick limited edition set of…

Picks in the 2019 WNBA Draft, Notre Dame’s Jackie Young selected first

Picks in the 2019 WNBA Draft, Notre Dame’s Jackie Young selected first

“With the first pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft, the Las Vegas Aces selects Notre Dame guard, Jackie Young.” With that statement, the first round of the WNBA draft began. Young was the first of five Notre Dame players picked…

Salesforce to become Indiana Fever new jersey partner as part of multi-year sponsorship

Salesforce to become Indiana Fever new jersey partner as part of multi-year sponsorship

The Indiana Fever announced a multi-year sponsorship with Salesforce, the team’s new jersey partner. The Salesforce name will be across the front of the Fever jersey and its logo on the jersey shoulder beginning this season. Yesterday the Phoenix Mercury…

Athletes invited to the 2019 WNBA Draft ceremony in New York

Athletes invited to the 2019 WNBA Draft ceremony in New York

The 2019 WNBA Draft takes place tomorrow, April 10 at 7 p.m. ET. Today the league released the list of 12 athletes invited to the draft ceremony at Nike New York headquarters in Manhattan. The first round will air on…

Ahead of the draft, the WNBA unveils a new campaign with a new look

Ahead of the draft, the WNBA unveils a new campaign with a new look

With the college NCAA DI championship in the books and the 2019 draft scheduled for Wednesday, the WNBA unveiled a new branding campaign Monday morning accompanied by a video. From the league’s release: The WNBA is showing the world what…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 04-01-2019

End of 3Q: Notre Dame 52, Stanford 46 #ncaaw #MarchMadness https://t.co/Ki9AdJP0iU -> Final; Notre Dame 84, Stanford 68 #ncaaw #MarchMadness The Irish are headed back to the #WFinalFour ! https://t.co/i3o9ljnMSp -> The #WFinalFour is set: Oregon vs. Baylor || UConn…

Led by Chloe Jackson Baylor earns third national title, holds off Notre Dame 82-81

Led by Chloe Jackson Baylor earns third national title, holds off Notre Dame 82-81

TAMPA, Fla. – Just like in 2012, Baylor defeated Notre Dame to win the national title. However, this season, the game was a closer contested matchup with Notre Dame sharpshooter Arike Ogunbowale missing a potential game-tying free throw in the…

Notre Dame adds a triumphant chapter to series vs. UConn, looks forward to Baylor challenge in title game

Notre Dame adds a triumphant chapter to series vs. UConn, looks forward to Baylor challenge in title game

Tampa, Fla. – Notre Dame’s return to the Final Four, this season as the reigning champion, also marked another chapter in the rivalry between the Fighting Irish and the UConn Huskies. While No. 2 seed UConn holds a significant lead…

Close game no problem for Baylor as they beat Oregon to advance to national championship game

Close game no problem for Baylor as they beat Oregon to advance to national championship game

TAMPA, Fla. — Baylor’s fourth-ever trip to the Final Four ended in victory as the overall top-seeded Lady Bears took down No. 2 seeded Oregon, 72-67, to earn a chance to play for the national title for the first time…