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Atlanta Dream interim head coach Mike Petersen resigns “due to health reasons”

Atlanta Dream interim head coach Mike Petersen resigns “due to health reasons”

From the Dream: Interim Head Coach Mike Petersen has decided to step down from his current role with the Atlanta Dream due to health reasons. Assistant Coach Darius Taylor will assume the role as Interim Head Coach effective immediately.   “For…

2021 WNBA All-Star: Team USA answers questions from the media

2021 WNBA All-Star: Team USA answers questions from the media

2021 All-Star: Team USA members answer questions from the media the day before the All-Star Game in Las Vegas.

2021 All-Star: Team WNBA answers questions from the media

2021 All-Star: Team WNBA answers questions from the media

2021 All-Star: Team WNBA members answer questions from the media the day before the All-Star Game in Las Vegas.  

Video: USC introduces Lindsay Gottlieb as new head coach

Video: USC introduces Lindsay Gottlieb as new head coach

USC welcomed its new women’s basketball coach Tuesday afternoon in a Zoom press conference. Lindsay Gottlieb returns to the Pac-12 after serving as an assistant coach in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers. She was the first-ever NCAA women’s head…

Kim Mulkey leaves Baylor after 21 years and three national championships, heads to LSU

Kim Mulkey leaves Baylor after 21 years and three national championships, heads to LSU

After 21 years and three national championships, Kim Mulkey leaves Baylor to take over the Louisiana State program. The Hall of Fame coach, who led the Lady Bears to unprecedented heights and solidified the program as a perennial national contender,…

Updated WNBA list of players that opted-in for the 2021 Draft

Updated WNBA list of players that opted-in for the 2021 Draft

Full list of prospects including international players Initially, 52 college players filed for inclusion as candidates in the 2021 WNBA Draft by April 1. Since then five student-athletes have removed their names from consideration and six others have opted in.…

Iowa’s Caitlin Clark wins the 2021 Dawn Staley Award

Iowa’s Caitlin Clark wins the 2021 Dawn Staley Award

The Phoenix Club of Philadelphia announced Caitlin Clark as the winner of the 2021 Dawn Staley Award. The Iowa freshman and All-American guard led the nation in scoring, averaging 26.7 points per game, and was second in assists at 7.1…

Kentucky head coach Kyra Elzy is the 2021 Spalding Maggie Dixon NCAA Division I Rookie Coach of the Year

From the WBCA: First-year University of Kentucky head coach Kyra Elzy is the 2021 Spalding Maggie Dixon NCAA Division I Rookie Coach of the Year, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today. The award honors a WBCA member NCAA Division…

Sweet 16 Matchups and Schedule Set

Sweet 16 Matchups and Schedule Set

Times ET Saturday, March 27 1:00 PM, #5 Iowa vs. #1 UConn – River Walk Region, ABC 3:00 PM, #6 Michigan vs. #2 Baylor – River Walk Region, ABC 6:00 PM, #4 Indiana vs. #1 NC State – Mercado Region,…

2021 NCAA Tournament: First Round Results

2021 NCAA Tournament: First Round Results

NCAA Tournament First Round, Day One Results #5 Iowa 87, #12 Central Mich. 72 [River Walk Region] #8 Oklahoma St. 84, #9 Wake Forest 61 [Alamo Region] #4 Kentucky 71, #13 Idaho St. 63 [River Walk Region] #3 Tennessee 87,…

USA Basketball Women’s National Team to Conduct Minicamp in San Antonio Ahead of NCAA Final Four

USA Basketball Women’s National Team to Conduct Minicamp in San Antonio Ahead of NCAA Final Four

Release from USA Basketball: Sixteen members of the 2021 USA Basketball Women’s National Team are expected to attend the USA’s second minicamp of the year from March 30-April 2 in San Antonio, Texas. The 16 athletes who have confirmed participation…

Oklahoma head coach Sherri Coale retires after 25 seasons

Oklahoma head coach Sherri Coale retires after 25 seasons

Legendary coach Sherri Coale retires "Being the head coach at the University of Oklahoma has been the ????????? ?? ?? ????????."https://t.co/On9P3YvXQn pic.twitter.com/UjI245TkNY — Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_WBBall) March 17, 2021 After a career as a high school English teacher, Sherri Coale…

WBCA announces 2021 ‘So You Want To Be A Coach’ Class

WBCA announces 2021 ‘So You Want To Be A Coach’ Class

The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, in partnership with WeCOACH, announced the class for the 18th “So You Want To Be A Coach” program. The objectives of the “So” program are to increase the understanding and application of skills necessary to…

UConn head coach Geno Auriemma tested positive for COVID-19

UConn head coach Geno Auriemma tested positive for COVID-19

Release from UConn: UConn head women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, March 14. The Hall of Famer is isolating at his home and is not experiencing any symptoms. Contact tracing protocols revealed that Auriemma did…

2021 NCAA DI women’s basketball conference tournament champions

2021 NCAA DI women’s basketball conference tournament champions

2021 Division I Conference Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament Contingency and Team Replacement Plan || NCAA Scoreboard Conference Champion (NCAA Tournament Auto-bid) America East Stony Brook American Athletic South Florida Atlantic 10 VCU ACC NC State ASUN FGCU Big 12 Baylor…

The WNBA to celebrate 25th year with commemorative uniforms, a new logo, plus several events and initiatives

The WNBA to celebrate 25th year with commemorative uniforms, a new logo, plus several events and initiatives

In celebration of its 25th season, the WNBA announced a new campaign, Count It, and a commemorative logo. New Wilson Game Ball “As we look to celebrate the first 25 years of the league, we are also setting the stage…

The 2021 Naismith Trophy Women’s Player of the Year Semifinalists

The 2021 Naismith Trophy Women’s Player of the Year Semifinalists

The semifinalists for the 2021 Naismith Trophy for Women’s Player of the Year include 11 players. Four finalists will be named on March 19, 2021. The winner will be announced on April 3, 2021. FIRST NAME LAST NAME CLASS POSITION…

Finalists for the 2021 Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced the five finalists for the 2021 Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award. The honor recognizes the top point guards in NCAA Division I college women’s basketball. Aari McDonald (Arizona) Didi Richards (Baylor) Paige Bueckers (Connecticut) Caitlin Clark (Iowa) Tiana…

NCAA announces contingency and team replacement plans for the 2021 tournament

NCAA announces contingency and team replacement plans for the 2021 tournament

The NCAA announced contingency plans for the upcoming championship, providing guidelines for teams that do not meet medical protocols and cannot participate in the tournament. This year’s tournament will feature 64 teams competing from March 21 through April 4 at…

NCAA to allow up to 17% capacity at the Alamodome for Sweet 16 and Final Four; ABC to carry some tournament games

NCAA to allow up to 17% capacity at the Alamodome for Sweet 16 and Final Four; ABC to carry some tournament games

The NCAA will allow fan attendance of 17% capacity at San Antonio’s Alamodome for this season’s Sweet 16 and Final Four. Fans will be required to wear masks and practice physical distancing. The capacity of the Alamodome for basketball is…

NCAA modifies automatic qualifier policy for the 2021 tournament

NCAA modifies automatic qualifier policy for the 2021 tournament

The NCAA released the following statement regarding automatic qualifiers this season: The NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Committees have provided flexibility this season for conferences to possibly adjust their automatic qualifier policy for the 2021 Championship. Due to…

NCAA sets 2021 Top-16 reveals for Feb. 15 and March 1

NCAA sets 2021 Top-16 reveals for Feb. 15 and March 1

From the NCAA: One month from the day until Selection Monday, the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee will reveal its first in-season top-16 on Monday, Feb. 15 at halftime of the Stanford-Oregon game that tips off at 7 p.m.…

Midseason Watch List for the 2021 Wade Trophy

Midseason Watch List for the 2021 Wade Trophy

The WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America Selection Committee added six athletes to the list of candidates for the 2021 Wade Trophy: Kierstan Bell of Florida Gulf Coast, Grace Berger of Indiana, Dyasia Fair of Buffalo, Anastasia Hayes of Middle…

Midseason team for the 2021 Naismith Trophy for Women’s Player of the Year

Midseason team for the 2021 Naismith Trophy for Women’s Player of the Year

The Midseason team for the 2021 Naismith Trophy for Women’s Player of the Year includes 30 players. The list will be narrowed down to 10 national semifinalists on March 2, 2021. Four finalists will be named on March 19, 2021.…

San Antonio and the surrounding region will  host the 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship

San Antonio and the surrounding region will host the 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship

The 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship will feature 64 teams competing from March 21 through April 4 at the Alamodome in San Antonio and other nearby venues. The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee announced that all Six…