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South Carolina, wire-to-wire No. 1 all season, caps it all with a national championship, beating UConn

South Carolina, wire-to-wire No. 1 all season, caps it all with a national championship, beating UConn

Social Media Recap MINNEAPOLIS – From being the preseason top team to gaining the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, South Carolina (35-2) reigned supreme all season with outstanding play from the Final…

Led by Bueckers, UConn returns to national title game after downing reigning champs Stanford 63-58

Led by Bueckers, UConn returns to national title game after downing reigning champs Stanford 63-58

MINNEAPOLIS – UConn sophomore guard Paige Bueckers started off her homecoming in the best way possible way Friday night, leading her team to a win over the reigning national champion and No. 1-seeded Stanford (32-4)…

Record-breaking night for Boston as South Carolina beats Louisville 72-59 to advance to the championship game

Record-breaking night for Boston as South Carolina beats Louisville 72-59 to advance to the championship game

  MINNEAPOLIS – The top overall seed in the NCAA tournament, the South Carolina Gamecocks (34-2), topped fellow No. 1 seed Louisville Cardinals 72-59 in the first semifinal of the Final Four Friday night at…

As this season’s transfer portal numbers explode, coaches weigh in on the surge

As this season’s transfer portal numbers explode, coaches weigh in on the surge

The NCAA’s transfer portal has been a hot topic since the tool was introduced in October 2018. It gives student-athletes a streamlined transfer process as they can enter their name into a database that is…

South Carolina sweeps Naismith honors, Staley also earns USBWA award

South Carolina sweeps Naismith honors, Staley also earns USBWA award

For the first time in Naismith Awards history, one program has swept all three women’s basketball awards. South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley earned the Werner Ladder Naismith Women’s Coach of the Year honor. The…

Final Four Field Set: South Carolina, Stanford, Louisville, UConn

Final Four Field Set: South Carolina, Stanford, Louisville, UConn

Friday, April 1 TV: ESPN Audio: Westwood One (also available via the Varsity Network, TuneIn, and Alexa) #1 Louisville (29-4) vs. #1 South Carolina (33-2)7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. ET No. 1 seed Louisville took down…

Northwestern’s Veronica Burton named 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year

Northwestern’s Veronica Burton named 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year

Veronica Burton of Northwestern University is the 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year. The award honors the best defensive women’s basketball player in NCAA Division I.   “Veronica Burton played an incredibly…

Sweet 16: Day one at a glance

Sweet 16: Day one at a glance

Interactive Bracket || Download Bracket || Full TV/Streaming Schedule 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT#5 North Carolina (25-6) vs. #1 South Carolina (31-2), ESPN, Greensboro Region North Carolina leaders: Points: Deja Kelly, G, 16.3 Rebounds: Alyssa…

Adidas launches network with plans to include over 50,000 student-athletes as paid ambassadors

Adidas launches network with plans to include over 50,000 student-athletes as paid ambassadors

Sports apparel brand Adidas announced that it is launching the first ever name, image, and likeness network for college athletes. Calling the effort ” a wide-sweeping, equitable and inclusive Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) network for…

Donate for every made trey: Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer issues March Madness challenge to help raise money for war-torn Ukraine

Donate for every made trey: Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer issues March Madness challenge to help raise money for war-torn Ukraine

Tara VanDerveer has personally pledged $10 for every 3-pointer made by all teams throughout the @MarchMadnessWBB Tournament, 100% of which will be donated to humanitarian aid in Ukraine. Who’s joining us?#GoStanford pic.twitter.com/nuKZByITJn — Stanford Women’s…

Fourth-quarter run and rebounding crucial in Howard’s first-ever NCAA Tournament win

Fourth-quarter run and rebounding crucial in Howard’s first-ever NCAA Tournament win

.@Howard_WBB‘s Ty Grace postgame:“I came here to compete for conference championships & making a run in the NCAA Tournament. That’s what we talk about. That’s what I tell recruits. That’s what we talk to our…

A look at the NCAA Tournament’s First Four teams

A look at the NCAA Tournament’s First Four teams

Video: The First Four Selection Process Wednesday, March 16 7:00 PM ET, #16 Incarnate Word vs. #16 Howard, ESPNU, Columbia, SC. 9:00 PM ET, #11 DePaul vs. #11 Dayton, ESPNU, Ames, IA Thursday, March 17…

Postseason WNIT 64-team field announced

Postseason WNIT 64-team field announced

Bracket || First Round Schedule The Postseason WNIT field includes 64 teams, a mix of Power 5 programs, and notable mid-majors. Autoqualifers to the tournament include 30 teams that were the next-highest finishers in their…

South Carolina, Stanford, NC State, and Louisville named top seeds in 68-team 2022 NCAA DI tournament field

South Carolina, Stanford, NC State, and Louisville named top seeds in 68-team 2022 NCAA DI tournament field

Full Bracket The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee selected South Carolina (29-2), Stanford (28-3), NC State (29-3), and Louisville (25-4) as the No. 1 seeds across four regions for this season’s national championship tournament.…

The 2022 WNBA Draft is set for April 11

The 2022 WNBA Draft is set for April 11

  The 2022 WNBA Draft is set for Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. ET. For the first time since 2019, top prospects will take part in person. The event will be broadcasted on ESPN…

Cameron Brink and Anna Wilson help No. 2 Stanford hold off Washington 63-56; Cardinal finish Pac-12 play undefeated

Cameron Brink and Anna Wilson help No. 2 Stanford hold off Washington 63-56; Cardinal finish Pac-12 play undefeated

Stanford remains the only team to finish their Pac-12 campaign undefeated Social Media Recap With a 63-56 home win over Washington Saturday afternoon at Maples Pavilion, No. 2 Stanford finished undefeated in Pac-12 regular-season play…

Van Gytenbeek and Brink help No. 2 Stanford hold off No. 8 Arizona, 75-69

Van Gytenbeek and Brink help No. 2 Stanford hold off No. 8 Arizona, 75-69

Win » ? New season. Different team. Just as fun.#GoStanford x @WellsFargo pic.twitter.com/O6u32Q2TQ3 — Stanford Women’s Basketball (@StanfordWBB) January 30, 2022 The Rematch In a highly anticipated rematch of last season’s national championship game where…

Monster third quarter propels No. 2 Stanford to win over Cal, 97-74

Monster third quarter propels No. 2 Stanford to win over Cal, 97-74

Update: The second game in the series,  No. 2 Stanford at Cal originally scheduled for Sunday Jan. 23 afternoon, has been postponed due to health and safety protocols within the Cal program.  Tickets purchased for…

Sandy Brondello named head coach of the New York Liberty

Sandy Brondello named head coach of the New York Liberty

After parting ways with the Phoenix Mercury last month, Sandy Brondello lands in New York. The coaching veteran takes over the Liberty with 17 years of coaching experience as a head coach and assistant. Under…

NCAA Issues Statement On Schedule Disruptions

NCAA Issues Statement On Schedule Disruptions

With hundreds of games canceled, postponed and in some cases forfeited in the New Year, the NCAA issued the following statement about the schedule shifts. “As we typically do, the men’s and women’s basketball committees…

Las Vegas Aces name WNBA legend Becky Hammon as head coach

Las Vegas Aces name WNBA legend Becky Hammon as head coach

  Feb 8, 2020; Sacramento, California, USA; San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon speaks to head coach Gregg Popovich during the fourth quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley…

Schedule changes for the 2021-22 season

Schedule changes for the 2021-22 season

Changes to the NCAA DI Women’s Basketball Schedule (updated daily)Some canceled games may get rescheduled. If a game is a forfeit, the losing team is in parenthesis. Feb. 12 – Montana vs. Portland State, Postponed…

USA Today Sports/WBCA NCAA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll for 12/21/21

USA Today Sports/WBCA NCAA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll for 12/21/21

The USA Today Sports/WBCA NCAA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll – 12/21/21 (Week 6) Team records through Sunday’s games are in parentheses. Total points are based on 25 points for first place through one…

USA Today Sports/WBCA NCAA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll for 12/07/21

USA Today Sports/WBCA NCAA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll for 12/07/21

The USA Today Sports/WBCA NCAA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll – 12/07/21 (Week 4) Team records through Sunday’s games are in parentheses. Total points are based on 25 points for first place through one…