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Month: October 2019

Preseason 2019-20: USA Today Sports Top 25 women’s basketball coaches poll

The USA Today Sports Top 25 women’s basketball coaches poll, with last season’s record in parentheses. Total points are based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, ranking in last week’s poll and first-place votes received.…

NCAA paves way for student-athletes to be compensated for use of their name, image and likeness

NCAA paves way for student-athletes to be compensated for use of their name, image and likeness

NCAA Q&A on Name, Image and Likeness The NCAA’s Board of Governors voted unanimously to clear the way for the amateur athletes to “benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 10-21-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 10-21-2019

20 candidates on watch list for 2020 @NancyLieberman Award, honors the the top point guard in women’s NCAA Division… https://t.co/t4UFw126fi -> Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 10-14-2019 https://t.co/TajMK8Khfp -> Maryland tops Big…

Cal freshmen lead in 95-77 exhibition win over Beijing Normal, Lutje Schipholt earns a double-double

Cal freshmen lead in 95-77 exhibition win over Beijing Normal, Lutje Schipholt earns a double-double

  STANFORD, Calif. — In her first outing as Cal’s head coach, Charmin Smith maneuvered her troops to overcome a slow start beset by jitters before defeating Beijing Normal 95-77 in an exhibition matchup. “I think we played around with…

Allisha Gray added to USA National Team’s November tour roster

Allisha Gray added to USA National Team’s November tour roster

USA Basketball added Dallas Wings guard Allisha Gray to the November roster for the USA’s four-game NCAA tour and three FIBA games in Brazil. She replaces Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne who injured her back during the WNBA Finals…

Oregon tops 2019-20 Pac-12 Preseason Media Poll, Ionescu unanimous Preseason All-Pac-12 pick

For the second consecutive season, media tabbed Oregon as the preseason favorite to win the Pac-12 regular season crown. The Ducks received 19 first-place votes and 239 points while second-place Stanford collected 219 points and one first-place vote. Oregon State…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 10-14-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 10-14-2019

RT @GMA: CONGRATULATIONS to the @WashMystics on their @WNBA championship win! https://t.co/lmkUNaV7Jd -> RT @WashMystics: Championship smiles on @GMA ???? https://t.co/7znYhJ2mtK -> Catch up on last week’s news! Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 10-07-2019 https://t.co/3tXTIVIaux -> RT @UCLAWBB:…

Brenda Frese enters 18th season at Maryland, expectations high for the Terps

Brenda Frese enters 18th season at Maryland, expectations high for the Terps

College Park, Md. — Brenda Frese isn’t slowing down. She’s leading the Maryland Terrapins for the 18th season and expectations are reasonably high for the 2019-2020 campaign. Last year, success was in her hands, but after the team earned the 2019…

The Atlanta Dream will play at Gateway Center Arena in College Park in 2020, team also unveils new brand

The Atlanta Dream will play at Gateway Center Arena in College Park in 2020, team also unveils new brand

The Atlanta Dream announced it will play its 2020 home games at Gateway Center Arena in College Park. The team will move to its new home in Metro Atlanta’s Southside for its 13th season after playing at State Farm Arena…

New York Liberty fires head coach Katie Smith

New York Liberty fires head coach Katie Smith

Official announcement from the Liberty: The New York Liberty announced today that Head Coach Katie Smith’s contract will not be renewed for the 2020 season. The search for a new coach will begin immediately. “On behalf of the entire Liberty…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 10-07-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 10-07-2019

Pac-12 coaches vote Oregon as preseason favorite to win the 2019-20 regular-season conference title https://t.co/ZcnhSZNA6p #ncaaw -> RT @GMA: One win away! The @WashMystics are on the verge of their first @wnba title and our very own @RobinRoberts was there…

Washington Mystics claim their first WNBA title, defeating the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in Game 5

Washington Mystics claim their first WNBA title, defeating the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in Game 5

WASHINGTON D.C. – Operation #RunItBack is complete. For the first time in franchise history, the Washington Mystics are WNBA Champions, taking down the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in a Game 5, winner-take-all match to claim the 2019 Finals. The league’s 2019…

Washington Mystics win their first-ever WNBA championship, top the Connecticut Sun 89-78

Washington Mystics win their first-ever WNBA championship, top the Connecticut Sun 89-78

The Washington Mystics are the 2019 WNBA Champions! CHAMPS ?#RanItBack #TogetherDC pic.twitter.com/p49ScR5jTO — Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) October 11, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Mystics (27-8) won their first-ever WNBA title with an 89-78 victory over Connecticut Sun (23-12) Thursday night…

Big 12 coaches select Baylor as preseason fave to win conference title, Lauren Cox is Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year

Big 12 coaches select Baylor as preseason fave to win conference title, Lauren Cox is Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year

Big 12 coaches tabbed Baylor as the preseason favorite to win the conference’s regular-season title. The Lady Bears top the preseason poll for the ninth time in conference history. Overall, Baylor has won or tied 10 regular-season crowns, including the…

USA Basketball Women’s National Team unveils November NCAA tour games

Release from USA Basketball: The USA Basketball Women’s National Team, which announced in July an expanded training program to aid in its pursuit of a seventh consecutive Olympic gold medal, will tip-off its quest for a gold in Tokyo with…

Connecticut Sun evens Finals series, forces do-or-die Game 5 after topping Washington Mystics 90-86

Connecticut Sun evens Finals series, forces do-or-die Game 5 after topping Washington Mystics 90-86

Video Game 1: Mystics 95, Sun 86 Game 2: Sun 99, Mystics 87 Game 3: Mystics 94, Sun 81 Game 4: Sun 90, Mystics 86 Game 5: Thu. Oct. 10, Sun at Mystics, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2/TSN The WNBA Finals will go to a game…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-30-2019

ICYMI: Ariel Atkins shines as @WashMystics take game 1 of #WNBA Finals topping Sun 95-86, by @amberddodd (Hoopfeed… https://t.co/r6K0WRacdd -> Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 09-23-2019 https://t.co/PzpBOdRAqj -> A quick snapshot of…

Pac-12 coaches vote Oregon as preseason favorite to win the 2019-20 regular-season title

For the third-straight year, Pac-12 head coaches picked Oregon as the preseason favorite to win the  conference’s regular-season title. The two-time defending regular-season champion earned maximum number of first-place votes (11) and collected 121 points. Stanford, the defending Pac-12 tournament…

The 2019 All-WNBA First  and Second Teams

The 2019 All-WNBA First and Second Teams

The WNBA announced the 2019 First and Second teams during halftime of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals between the Connecticut Sun and Washington Mystics on Sunday afternoon. The league’s Most Valuable Player Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics…

Los Angeles Sparks fire GM Penny Toler

Los Angeles Sparks fire GM Penny Toler

From the Sparks: The Los Angeles Sparks announced today that Executive Vice President and General Manager Penny Toler was relieved of her duties and will no longer be with the organization, effective immediately. A national search will begin immediately to…

Ahead of Game 3 Washington has a big question mark and Connecticut feels good

Ahead of Game 3 Washington has a big question mark and Connecticut feels good

Maryland’s Brenda Frese watches proudly as Terrapins thrive in the WNBA WASHINGTON D.C. – The WNBA hosted a teleconference call for media Thursday morning to discuss topics heading into game three of the 2019 Finals. The call included Connecticut’s coach…

Gonzaga tops the West Coast Conference Preseason Poll for the seventh straight season

Gonzaga tops the West Coast Conference Preseason Poll for the seventh straight season

Gonzaga tops the Preseason West Coast Conference Poll for the seventh straight season. The conference’s 10 head coaches voted in the annual preseason rankings tapping the Zags to repeat as WCC Champions in 2020. Gonzaga claimed seven of 10 first-place…

Jonquel Jones sets records as Connecticut splits Finals series 1-1 with 99-87 win over Washington

Jonquel Jones sets records as Connecticut splits Finals series 1-1 with 99-87 win over Washington

Jonquel Jones led the Connecticut Sun in evening up the 2019 WNBA Finals with a 32-point, 18-rebound performance Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – In game two of the WNBA Finals, the missing piece of Connecticut Sun’s puzzle finally…