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USA Basketball Reveals 2024 Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament Roster

USA Basketball Reveals 2024 Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament Roster

USA Basketball revealed the 2024 USA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament Team after a training camp spanning three days in Brooklyn, New York. The team is set to participate in the 2024 FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying…

JuJu Watkins scorches No. 4 Stanford with 51 points as No. 15 USC gets 67-58 road win

JuJu Watkins scorches No. 4 Stanford with 51 points as No. 15 USC gets 67-58 road win

STANFORD, Calif. – It was the best of times for JuJu Watkins Friday night when the sensational USC freshman wrecked No. 15 Stanford (19-3, 8-2 Pac-12) offensively, scoring a program-record 51 points as the No.…

History made as Tara VanDerveer gets win No. 1,203 as Stanford downs Oregon State, 65-56

History made as Tara VanDerveer gets win No. 1,203 as Stanford downs Oregon State, 65-56

“It is a big number and I’m very appreciative of the great players I’ve coached and the great places I’ve been and the attention it’s brought to women’s basketball.” STANFORD, Calif. –  No. 8 Stanford…

Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer ties Coach K for most NCAA wins

Image: Hoopfeed.com STANFORD, Calif. – With an 88-63 win over Oregon, Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer tied former Duke men’s head coach Mike Krzyzewski for the most wins in NCAA basketball history (women’s or men’s)…

Stanford has big second half to top Washington 71-59, win No. 1,200 for Tara VanDerveer

Stanford has big second half to top Washington 71-59, win No. 1,200 for Tara VanDerveer

STANFORD, Calif. — No. 8 Stanford (14-1, 3-0 Pac-12) used a second-half surge to top Washington (11-3, 1-2) Sunday afternoon at Maples Pavilion. The win also gave Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer win No. 1200…

NCAA and ESPN agree to a $920 million, 8-year deal for women’s March Madness, 39 other championships

NCAA and ESPN agree to a $920 million, 8-year deal for women’s March Madness, 39 other championships

The NCAA and ESPN sealed a $920 million, eight-year partnership that will give the sports network exclusive domestic rights to the Division I women’s basketball tournament and 39 other championships. For years, fans and media…

Cameron Brink leads No. 9 Stanford’s bounce back to top Portland 81-51

Cameron Brink leads No. 9 Stanford’s bounce back to top Portland 81-51

STANFORD, Calif.  — No. 9 Stanford (9-1) topped a hard-working Portland (6-6) Friday night at Maples Pavilion 81-51. The Cardinal bounced back from a loss on the road at Gonzaga last week, costing them six…

2024 WNBA Draft Lottery Results:  Indiana Wins 1st Pick For Second Consecutive Year

2024 WNBA Draft Lottery Results: Indiana Wins 1st Pick For Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, the Indiana Fever won the WNBA Draft Lottery. The league held the lottery Sunday afternoon and luck was on the Fever’s side as the team secured the first pick in…

Syracuse and Vanderbilt prevail in first day of South Point Shootout

Syracuse and Vanderbilt prevail in first day of South Point Shootout

South Point Shootout, Day 1 Syracuse 71, Northern Iowa 54 Vanderbilt 68, Iowa State 53 LAS VEGAS – With a near triple-double from Australian junior guard Georgia Woolley, Syracuse (4-1) dominated Northern Iowa (1-3) in…

Upset-minded Duke nearly topples No. 6 Stanford in OT, Cardinal survives 82-79

Upset-minded Duke nearly topples No. 6 Stanford in OT, Cardinal survives 82-79

Full social media recap STANFORD, Calif. – After three games of routing opponents including a top ten squad, No. 6 Stanford (4-0) faced its toughest contest this season, surviving a tenacious Duke (3-2) in an…

Kiki Iriafen and freshman Nunu Agara lead No. 15 Stanford in 87-40 rout of Hawai’i

Kiki Iriafen and freshman Nunu Agara lead No. 15 Stanford in 87-40 rout of Hawai’i

STANFORD, Calif. – No. 15 Stanford flexed its versatility in a home opener 87-40 rout of Hawai’i Wednesday night at Maples Pavilion. With a cast that includes seasoned upperclassmen and three talented freshmen, the Cardinal…

The 2024 WNBA Draft Lottery set for Sunday, December 10

The 2024 WNBA Draft Lottery set for Sunday, December 10

The 2024 WNBA Draft Lottery is set for  Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023, the league announced today. The Indiana Fever, Los Angeles Sparks, Phoenix Mercury, and Seattle Storm will compete for the No. 1 overall draft…

Repeat for Las Vegas Aces as they beat the New York Liberty 70-69 for the 2023 WNBA Championship

Repeat for Las Vegas Aces as they beat the New York Liberty 70-69 for the 2023 WNBA Championship

With a heroic effort as two starters sat out due to injury, the Las Vegas Aces beat the New York Liberty 70-69 in a closely fought game four to win the 2023 WNBA championship Wednesday…

Phoenix Mercury to get a dedicated, state-of-the-art practice facility

Phoenix Mercury to get a dedicated, state-of-the-art practice facility

The Phoenix Mercury and Phoenix Suns owner Matt Ishbia announced a $100 Million investment in a new dedicated state-of-the-art practice facility for the Phoenix Mercury and business headquarters for the WNBA team and the NBA…

A new WNBA team comes to the San Francisco Bay Area

A new WNBA team comes to the San Francisco Bay Area

After years of rumors and dashed hopes for fans, the WNBA announced the addition of an expansion team in the San Francisco Bay Area. The addition will bring the number of teams in the league…

Aliyah Boston Named 2023 WNBA Rookie of the Year; All-Rookie Team Announced

After sweeping three of the four Rookie of the Month Awards this season so far, it’s no surprise that Indiana Fever center Aliyah Boston is the 2023 WNBA Rookie of the Year. As the most…

ESPN has exclusive TV/streaming broadcast rights to inaugural WBIT tournament

ESPN has exclusive TV/streaming broadcast rights to inaugural WBIT tournament

The NCAA announced that ESPN has exclusive television and streaming rights to the inaugural WBIT tournament. The event will have a 32-team field and be played for the first time in 2024. We asked the…

New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart is the 2023 WNBA Most Valuable Player, first MVP in Liberty franchise history

New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart is the 2023 WNBA Most Valuable Player, first MVP in Liberty franchise history

New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart is the 2023 WNBA Most Valuable Player the league announced today. She is the first MVP in Liberty franchise history. This is Stewart’s second WNBA MVP honor. She is…

Las Vegas Aces center A’ja Wilson is the 2023 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year

Las Vegas Aces center A’ja Wilson is the 2023 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year

Las Vegas Aces center A’ja Wilson is the 2023 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. A 6-4 sixth-year league veteran, Wilson also earned the honor last season. This season she garnered 32 votes from a…

Dallas Wings forward Satou Sabally is the 2023 WNBA Most Improved Player

Dallas Wings forward Satou Sabally is the 2023 WNBA Most Improved Player

Dallas Wings forward Satou Sabally is the 2023 WNBA Most Improved Player. The four-year league veteran was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft and received 37 of 60 votes from a…

Las Vegas Aces forward Alysha Clark named the 2023 WNBA Sixth Player of the Year

Las Vegas Aces forward Alysha Clark named the 2023 WNBA Sixth Player of the Year

Las Vegas Aces forward Alysha Clark is the 2023 WNBA Sixth Player of the Year in her first year with the franchise. It is the first honor as the league’s top reserve for the 11-year…

Connecticut Sun’s Stephanie White named 2023 WNBA Coach of the Year

Connecticut Sun’s Stephanie White named 2023 WNBA Coach of the Year

Connecticut Sun head coach Stephanie White is the 2023 WNBA Coach of the Year. In a vote by a national panel consisting of 60 sportswriters and broadcasters, White secured 36 votes, solidifying her position at…

New York Liberty General Manager Jonathan Kolb named the 2023 WNBA Basketball Executive of the Year

New York Liberty General Manager Jonathan Kolb named the 2023 WNBA Basketball Executive of the Year

New York Liberty General Manager Jonathan Kolb is the 2023 WNBA Basketball Executive of the Year. Kolb, in his fifth year as General Manager, earned the honor for the first time. He is the first…

Liberty tops league-leading Aces in Commissioner’s Cup 82-63; Jonquel Jones named MVP

Liberty tops league-leading Aces in Commissioner’s Cup 82-63; Jonquel Jones named MVP

The New York Liberty (24-6) took down the league-leading Las Vegas Aces 82-63 in the third annual WNBA Commissioner’s Cup competition Tuesday night. Liberty forward/center Jonquel Jones earned the MVP award with 16 points and…

The NCAA creates a new 32-team postseason event: Women’s Basketball Invitation Tournament; WNIT and WBI respond

The NCAA creates a new 32-team postseason event: Women’s Basketball Invitation Tournament; WNIT and WBI respond

WNIT response || WBI Response The NCAA is adding another postseason women’s tournament to its lineup. The organization announced the launch of the 32-team Women’s Basketball Invitation Tournament for 2024. The event will be completely…