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Oregon State hires Scott Rueck to replace LaVonda Wagner

After a year of turmoil, including a mass exodus of players and the firing of the women’s basketball head coach, Oregon State hired Scott Rueck to replace LaVonda Wagner. Wagner, who was fired “without cause”…

Video: Complete press conference of Debbie Yow being named AD at NCSU

Video: NC State University Communications On Friday, June 25, North Carolina State named Debbie Yow, a native of the state, director of athletics. Yow is the sister of the late Kay Yow, who coached the…

Video: NC State women’s basketball coach Kellie Harper talks about new AD Debbie Yow

WRAL.com: NC State women’s basketball coach Kellie Harper talks about new AD Debbie Yow’s credentials.

List of ESPY categories with female nominees

Yesterday ESPN announced nominees for its 2010 ESPY awards. Fans vote for winners until July 10. The network will broadcast half-hour a nomination show today at 8p.m. ET. Winners will be announced during The 2010…

2010 USA Women’s U18 National Team routs Argentina, 91-32

The USA Women’s U18 National beat Argentina 91-32 in the opening game of the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Chiney Ogwumike (Cy-Fair H.S./Cypress,…

Lisa Leslie makes fun of Michael Cooper’s suit

WNBA legend Lisa Leslie makes fun of USC women’s coach and Lakers legend Michael Cooper’s green suit during a telecast after game 6 of the NBA finals. She quotes a famous line from the movie…

Plenette Pierson traded to Liberty in exchange for Tiffany Jackson

After weeks of speculation, Tulsa Shock forward Plenette Pierson wrote via Twitter that she is leaving the team to become a member of the New York Liberty. Shortly afterwards, the Liberty announced the trade involving…

USA Basketball announces 2010 U18 National Team

USA Basketball announced the final, 12-player 2010 USA Women’s U18 National Team on June 13. Sixteen players participated in team trials. The USA women will compete in the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, June 23-27…

New Mystics owners Monumental Sports & Entertainment letter to fans

The Washington Mystics sent this email out to fans today: Dear Washington Mystics Fans, By now you have probably heard the news that my partners and I have completed our purchase of the Washington Wizards…

Silver Stars sign Allie Quigley, waive Crystal Kelly

The San Antonio Silver Stars signed third-year guard Allie Quigley and waived forward Crystal Kelly. The Indiana Fever waived Quigley on May 27. More from the team’s release: Quigley originally was selected by the Seattle…

Game Thread: Seattle at Los Angeles. Is the rivalry over?

7 p.m. – An hour before tipoff, both the Sparks and Storm are shooting around. The Sparks are pretty loose, and there’s some laughing. At one point when they break it down, they’re doing some…

The “Wizard of Westwood,” Coach John Wooden, 1910–2010

  From the UCLA.edu obituary: UCLA’s legendary former basketball coach John Wooden, who in 27 years led his teams to stunning triumphs and was just as well known for mentoring his players off the court…

USC: Michael Cooper adds two assistants, Laura Beeman and his son Michael Cooper II

University of Southern California head coach Michael Cooper added two assistant coaches to his staff for his second season at the school. Laura Beeman and Michael Cooper II are the new additions. “The combination of…

Tina Charles named Rookie of the Month for May 2010

Tina Charles, the celebrated Connecticut graduate and number one 2010 WNBA draft pick, earned the first Rookie of the Month award for this season. In May, Charles led all rookies in the league and the…

Silver Stars head coach gives birth to baby girl

The San Antonio Silver Stars released the following statement today about head coach Sandy Brondello: Silver Stars Head Coach Sandy Brondello and her husband, Associate Head Coach Olaf Lange, welcomed a new addition to their…

Game Thread: Washington at Los Angeles, Friday, May 28, 2010

As the Sparks are warming up before the game, they all seem pretty loose and relaxed. There are plenty of hand slaps and even a few smiles. The Mystics all seem like they’re having a…

Tulsa Shock’s “Faith Night,” moral codes and WNBA teams

Oklahoma Wesleyan University is set to sponsor the Tulsa Shock’s first ever Faith & Family Night on Friday, June 4 when the team takes on the Minnesota Lynx. “We are excited to partner with Oklahoma…

Sophomore Jessica Pachko transfers from Marquette to Xavier

Jessica Pachko transferred from Marquette University to Xavier. The 6-foot-2 sophomore left the University at the end of the school year a few weeks ago. She was a starter for Marquette, averaging 9.7 points and…

Video: U.S. Congress honors Division II Champions, Emporia State Lady Hornets

The U.S. Congress voted 407-1 to pass a resolution honoring DII Champions Emporia State University on Wednesday. Rep. Jerry Moran, (R-Kan.) introduced the resolution, H.Res. 1292. “Congratulations to the Lady Hornets, whose victory is a…

Video: Marion Jones chats with Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America”

Monday, May 17, 2009 – Marion visits the set of “Good Morning America” to chat with co-anchor Robin Roberts.

WNBA opening weekend, day two scores & attendance

WNBA Opening Weekend – Day Two Sunday, May 16, 2010 Attendance: Sunday, May 16, 2010 Madison Square Garden, New York – 12,088 Target Center, Minneapolis – 9,985 Key Arena, Seattle – 9,686 Philips Arena, Atlanta…

WNBA Opening Day Scores

WNBA Opening Day Scores Saturday, May 15, 2010 Attendance: US Airways Center, Phoenix – 14772 Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis – 9752 AT&T Center, San Antonio – 9409 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville – 8072 BOK Center, Tulsa…

Fans arrive early for Phoenix Mercury season opener, stand in line and tweet away

Hours before the reigning champion Phoenix Mercury take the floor against the visiting Los Angeles Sparks, thousands of fans started are at US Airways Center for the ring ceremony. The first 5,000 fans are supposed…

WNBA games, May 15 – May 21

May Game Time (EST) Local TV National TV Sat 15 Los Angeles @ Phoenix   2:00pm ESPN2 Chicago @ Connecticut   3:30pm CN100 Live Access  Washington @ Indiana   7:00pm Live Access  Atlanta @ San…

Everyone and their mother WNBA season preview roundup

The season tips off on Saturday, May 15 and there are previews a plenty. Compare, contrast and debate: Overall || Atlanta Dream || Chicago Sky || Connecticut Sun || Indiana Fever || Los Angeles Sparks…