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Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler loses runoff election to candidate supported by WNBA players, Rev. Raphael Warnock

Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler loses runoff election to candidate supported by WNBA players, Rev. Raphael Warnock

In a contentious election, Democrat Raphael Warnock, the pastor of Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, defeated Atlanta Dream co-owner and Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a runoff. Warnock becomes Georgia’s first black U.S. senator. After being appointed to the…

Belibi has a career high and No. 1 Stanford holds off Arizona State 68-60

Belibi has a career high and No. 1 Stanford holds off Arizona State 68-60

Stanford completes sweep of Arizona Pac-12 schools The Card stay perfect! ? No. 1 @StanfordWBB collects its 9??th win of the season behind @fran_belibi1’s career-high 23 points. pic.twitter.com/sFFlEGFlPc — Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) January 4, 2021 No. 1 Stanford (9-0, 6-0…

No. 1 Stanford’s “road warriors” continue unbeaten streak with dominant win over No. 6 Arizona, 81-54

No. 1 Stanford’s “road warriors” continue unbeaten streak with dominant win over No. 6 Arizona, 81-54

Stanford remains undefeated, taking down No. 6 Arizona No. 1 Stanford (8-0, 5-0 Pac-12) continues to roll in a season of adversity and unpredictability. The team’s latest victory came on the road at No. 6 Arizona (7-1, 5-1) in an…

Out in Denver: Doshia Woods’ Journey Inspires Other Coaches to Live Authentically and Escape the Closet

Out in Denver: Doshia Woods’ Journey Inspires Other Coaches to Live Authentically and Escape the Closet

When college basketball shut down on March 12, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Doshia Woods was an assistant coach at Tulane. The team fell in the second round of the American Athletic Conference tournament days earlier, ending the season…

No. 1 Stanford finishes 2020 with 61-49 road win at No. 10 UCLA and Belibi notches her second dunk

No. 1 Stanford finishes 2020 with 61-49 road win at No. 10 UCLA and Belibi notches her second dunk

Belibi dunks again Are you ??????? me @fran_belibi1?! Too good ???#GoStanford pic.twitter.com/RoFafh2LaI — Stanford Women’s Basketball (@StanfordWBB) December 21, 2020 With another dunk from sophomore forward Fran Belibi in the mix, No. 1 Stanford (7-0, 4-0) earned a 61-49 win…

Kiana Williams hits her stride as No. 1 Stanford continues to roll, beats USC 80-60

Kiana Williams hits her stride as No. 1 Stanford continues to roll, beats USC 80-60

Stanford senior guard Kiana Williams had her best night of the season so far Saturday night in her team’s 80-60 road win over USC (1-4, 0-4). The No. 1 Cardinal move to 6-0 with the win, and the program’s all-time…

With a win over Pacific, Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer makes history, becomes the  winningest coach in women’s college basketball history

With a win over Pacific, Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer makes history, becomes the winningest coach in women’s college basketball history

Career Highlights || Win #1098 || Win #1000 I’m just so thankful. Our team came out, and I thought, you know, did what we needed to do. We had a lot of different people stepping up for us. They wanted…

San Antonio to host the entire DI NCAA tournament, organizers hope to finalize one-site plans by the end of January

San Antonio to host the entire DI NCAA tournament, organizers hope to finalize one-site plans by the end of January

The entire 2021 Women’s DI NCAA Tournament will take place in one location next spring. San Antonio, previously announced as the site of the Final Four, will be ground zero for the tournament. Last month, the NCAA men’s committee announced…

Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer ties Pat Summitt for career wins, the victory included a dunk from sophomore Fran Belibi

Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer ties Pat Summitt for career wins, the victory included a dunk from sophomore Fran Belibi

VanDerveer’s career record improves to 1,098-253 (.813) Celebrating an unmatched legacy ?#GoStanford pic.twitter.com/GvB3curQF1 — Stanford Women’s Basketball (@StanfordWBB) December 14, 2020 From the Hoopfeed archive: Tara VanDerveer joins the 1,000 career-win club after victory over USC No. 1 Stanford moved…

With just nine healthy players, Cal remains upbeat during tough stretch but needs “a little nasty” and a bit less nice

With just nine healthy players, Cal remains upbeat during tough stretch but needs “a little nasty” and a bit less nice

For basketball coaches, having players who show up to practice ready to work on getting better and who are receptive to honest feedback can make all the difference in the world with how a season plays out. Even when a…

Dallas Wings introduce Vickie Johnson as head coach

Dallas Wings introduce Vickie Johnson as head coach

Two months after firing Brian Agler, the Dallas Wings announced WNBA veteran Vickie Johnson as the team’s head coach. Johnson served as an assistant coach with the Las Vegas Aces for the past three seasons. She is currently the only…

New York Liberty wins the first pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft

New York Liberty wins the first pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft

The New York Liberty won the 2021 WNBA Draft Lottery announced Friday evening. The Liberty has the top pick of the draft for the second consecutive year and the second time in franchise history. The rest of the top four…

Santa Clara, San José State and Stanford adjust schedules and travel to comply with county Covid-19 health directives

Santa Clara, San José State and Stanford adjust schedules and travel to comply with county Covid-19 health directives

Updated 12/4/20 With a coronavirus-related contact sports ban issued by the Santa Clara County Public Health early this week, Division I universities in the area scrambled to find accommodations for their winter sports programs outside of the county. The ban, which went…

Stanford freshmen show up and show out in season opener rout of Cal Poly

Stanford freshmen show up and show out in season opener rout of Cal Poly

Stats STANFORD, Calif. – With four returning starters and the nation’s sixth-best recruiting class of three heralded freshmen, No. 2 Stanford is deep. Expectations are high for the Cardinal as they entered the season with their highest preseason ranking since…

2020-21 Big 12 Virtual Media Day: Social Media Recap

2020-21 Big 12 Virtual Media Day: Social Media Recap

Preseason Poll || Social Media Recap || Conference Schedule The Big 12 Conference held its annual media day in a virtual setting Wednesday. Baylor tops the league’s preseason coaches’ poll for the tenth time since 2006 with Texas, Iowa State,…

Stanford tops Pac-12 Preseason Polls; Preseason Media All-Conference Team announced

Stanford tops Pac-12 Preseason Polls; Preseason Media All-Conference Team announced

Preseason Media All-Conference Team Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer is only five wins away from surpassing the legendary Pat Summitt as the winningest coach in women’s college basketball. And to start the season, her Cardinal squad tops the Pac-12’s preseason…

The 2021 Naismith Trophy Watch List

The 2021 Naismith Trophy Watch List

The 2021 Women’s Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Watch List includes 50 players representing 11 conferences, with the Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC having nine players each. UConn leads the list with four players, followed by Baylor and Stanford with three…

After six months of missing each other in surreal times, Stanford is “fabulous.” VanDerveer: “We’re going to be really good.”

After six months of missing each other in surreal times, Stanford is “fabulous.” VanDerveer: “We’re going to be really good.”

  Photos: Stanford Athletics The Aftermath of a Season Cancellation Four days after the end of the 2020 Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas, college basketball came to a complete halt due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. While Stanford had the…

Dallas Wings and Brian Agler part ways

Dallas Wings and Brian Agler part ways

After two seasons, Brian Agler is no longer the head coach of the Dallas Wings. The franchise fired the head coach Tuesday morning, just a week after the season ended with the Seattle Storm winning the 2020 WNBA championship. Agler…

Seattle Storm to celebrate 2020 WNBA Championship with a virtual rally for fans

Seattle Storm to celebrate 2020 WNBA Championship with a virtual rally for fans

Fan registration for virtual rally Seattle Storm fans can celebrate the team’s 2020 WNBA title via a virtual event on Friday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET. Details from the team: Prior to the virtual championship rally, two-time…

Seattle Storm completes sweep of Las Vegas Aces to win fourth WNBA title

Seattle Storm completes sweep of Las Vegas Aces to win fourth WNBA title

Seattle Storm Championship Collection With a dominant performance, the Seattle Storm defeated the Las Vegas Aces, 92-59, to win the franchise’s fourth WNBA championship Tuesday evening. After a season where the league moved into a bubble location in Bradenton, FL,…

Seattle is one step closer to a fourth WNBA title after topping Las Vegas 104-91 in game two of the Finals

Seattle is one step closer to a fourth WNBA title after topping Las Vegas 104-91 in game two of the Finals

Seattle is just one game away from another WNBA championship Video Highlights Video courtesy Seattle Storm With consecutive victories to start the WNBA Finals, the Seattle Storm forced a win-or-go-home situation for the Las Vegas Aces. With a 104-91 victory…

WNBA reveals 2020 All-WNBA First and Second Teams

WNBA reveals 2020 All-WNBA First and Second Teams

During halftime of game two of the WNBA Finals between the Seattle Storm and the Las Vegas Aces, the WNBA revealed this season’s All-WNBA First and Second Teams. The results: First Team: A’ja Wilson (Season MVP), Las Vegas* Candace Parker…

Record-setting performances help Seattle Storm top Las Vegas Aces in Finals Game 1

Record-setting performances help Seattle Storm top Las Vegas Aces in Finals Game 1

With record-setting performances and career bests, the Seattle Storm topped Las Vegas in game 1 of the WNBA Finals, 93-80, Friday night in the league’s bubble facility in Florida. Breanna Stewart scored a career-high 37 points and pulled down 15…

League commissioner confident about Seattle-Minnesota semifinal series resuming after postponement

League commissioner confident about Seattle-Minnesota semifinal series resuming after postponement

League Update, 6:47 p.m. ET: “All Seattle players are now cleared to play for tonight’s game.” With a strong emphasis on following the advice of medical professionals and scientists, WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert addressed media via a teleconference on the…