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NCAA moves toward allowing student-athletes to earn money from endorsements and promotions

NCAA moves toward allowing student-athletes to earn money from endorsements and promotions

In an unprecedented move, the NCAA’s governing body takes steps to enable student-athletes to earn compensation for their name, image, and likeness. The following is the full release from the organization: At its meeting this week, the Board of Governors…

Epic! Bird, Rapinoe, Taurasi, and Taylor entertain in marathon IG Live; best player-driven live stream ever

Epic! Bird, Rapinoe, Taurasi, and Taylor entertain in marathon IG Live; best player-driven live stream ever

2020 WNBA Draft Results Live streaming from the comfort of home is nothing new for WNBA players. A decade ago, players made accounts on the original iteration of Livestream.com and posted links to their live video sessions on social media.…

Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw steps down after 33 seasons, Niele Ivey to take over as head coach

Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw steps down after 33 seasons, Niele Ivey to take over as head coach

After 33 seasons at Notre Dame, a period that included two national championships and induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame, legendary head coach Muffet McGraw announced her retirement. Former Irish associate head coach Niele Ivey, who led the program…

The 2020 WNBA Draft was the most-watched draft in 16 years

The 2020 WNBA Draft was the most-watched draft in 16 years

Draft Results The 2020 WNBA Draft was the most-watched draft in 16 years and the second most-watched in ESPN’s history.  The network aired the draft on its main channel, unlike in previous years when the first round was broadcasted on…

The 2020 WNBA Draft: Sabrina Ionescu goes No. 1 as Oregon has three players picked in first round

The 2020 WNBA Draft: Sabrina Ionescu goes No. 1 as Oregon has three players picked in first round

To no one’s surprise, Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu became the No. 1 pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft, heading to the New York Liberty. The history-making athlete is the first-ever No.1 pick in franchise history. Her college teammates, forwards Satou…

Despite obstacles, Baylor’s Cox, Cooper and Landrum are primed and excited for WNBA draft

Despite obstacles, Baylor’s Cox, Cooper and Landrum are primed and excited for WNBA draft

2020 WNBA Draft, Friday, April 17, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App || Draft Order It’s possible that Baylor will have three players selected in Friday’s WNBA draft: Lauren Cox, Te’a Cooper and Juicy Landrum. Cox, a 6-4 forward, and the most decorated…

WNBA coaches talk about the draft, push through schedule uncertainty

WNBA coaches talk about the draft, push through schedule uncertainty

2020 WNBA Draft, Friday, April 17, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App || Draft Order With the WNBA Draft scheduled for Friday, the league held its annual pre-draft teleconference with media earlier this week. Coaches provided insight on prospects and how the…

New York Liberty unveils new logo, first redesign since team’s inception

New York Liberty unveils new logo, first redesign since team’s inception

The New York Liberty redesigned the franchise’s logo for the first time since the team’s inception in 1997. According to the team, the logo “brings together the past and future of one of the Women’s National Basketball Association’s longest tenured…

It’s official: Nikki McCray-Penson named head coach at Mississippi State

It’s official: Nikki McCray-Penson named head coach at Mississippi State

Mississippi State hired Nikki McCray-Penson as its new basketball coach, replacing Vic Schaefer, who left for Texas after eight seasons in Starkville. “It’s been a dream of mine to be a head coach in the SEC, and I’m so grateful…

Tamika Catchings and Allie Quigley to participate in an NBA H-O-R-S-E Challenge

Tamika Catchings and Allie Quigley to participate in an NBA H-O-R-S-E Challenge

Tamika Catchings and Allie Quigley to participate in an NBA H-O-R-S-E Challenge along with six NBA players. Beginning Sunday, April 12 at 7 p.m. ET the players will match shots against one another in a single-elimination horse competition from isolated…

Opinion: Be sad Mississippi State fans, Texas is getting a good one in Vic Schaefer

Opinion: Be sad Mississippi State fans, Texas is getting a good one in Vic Schaefer

Dreading my new normal of working from home on Monday, I nonchalantly scrolled through Twitter to enjoy debates, opinions and sports debacles, the regular occurrences on Twitter Sunday afternoon. Something caught my eye. Former Mississippi State guard Blair Schaefer is…

The 2020 Naismith Starting Five announced

The 2020 Naismith Starting Five announced

The Basketball Hall of Fame and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced this year’s five positional award winners, the Naismith Starting Five. A selection committee for each award to evaluated candidates throughout the 2019-20 season. Fans also had the opportunity to vote…

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 includes Tamika Catchings, Kim Mulkey, and Barbara Stevens

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 includes Tamika Catchings, Kim Mulkey, and Barbara Stevens

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame includes four-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings, three-time NCAA National Championship Coach of Baylor Kim Mulkey, and five-time Division II National Coach of the Year Barbara Stevens. sion II National Coach of the…

Texas does not extend contract of head coach Karen Aston

Texas does not extend contract of head coach Karen Aston

Texas will not renew the contract of head coach Karen Aston the school announced Friday. Aston led the program for eight seasons and finishes with a 184-83 (93-51, Big 12) record overall. This past season the Longhorns finished 19-11 (11-7,…

WNBA postpones the start of training camps and regular season due to coronavirus pandemic

WNBA postpones the start of training camps and regular season due to coronavirus pandemic

The WNBA postponed the start training camps and the regular season due to the coronavirus pandemic the league announced today. There is no timetable for the 2020 season to begin. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert released the following statement: “As developments…

Sabrina Ionescu wins the 2020 Wade Trophy, headlines WBCA NCAA DI Coaches’ All-America team

Sabrina Ionescu wins the 2020 Wade Trophy, headlines WBCA NCAA DI Coaches’ All-America team

Oregon senior guard Sabrina Ionescu is the 2020 Wade Trophy recipient and headlines the 2020 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America team. She joins Nancy Lieberman, Seimone Augustus, Brittney Griner, Breanna Stewart, and Maya Moore as two-time Wade Trophy winners.…

The  2020 John R. Wooden Award All American Team

The 2020 John R. Wooden Award All American Team

The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2020 John R. Wooden Award All American Team. The team includes five student-athletes who were the top vote-getters for the prestigious honor. Name School Conference Class Position Lauren Cox Baylor Big 12 Sr.…