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2019 U.S. Pan American Games team named

2019 U.S. Pan American Games team named

After three days of trials that started with 35 athletes, USA Basketball announced the 12-member roster for the 2019 U.S. Pan American Games Women’s Basketball Team. The squad includes five athletes who have won medals with USA Basketball. The team…

Statement from Tennessee on firing of Holly Warlick

Statement from Tennessee on firing of Holly Warlick

Tennessee announced that Holly Warlick, the Lady Vols coach for seven seasons, will no longer be the head coach Wednesday afternoon. Here is the official statement from the university: Tennessee Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer announced Wednesday that Lady Vols…

UConn-bound Christyn Williams wins 2018 Morgan Wootten Award

UConn-bound Christyn Williams is the winner of the 2018 Morgan Wootten Award. Presented by the McDonald’s All-American Game organizers, the honor goes to outstanding high school basketball stars. Williams will play in the McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday, March 28…

Dual Final Four Appearances a Rare Feat for Schools

DALLAS – During the past week, South Carolina became the 10th school in NCAA Division I history to send both its women’s and men’s basketball teams to the Final Four. It’s a rare feat that has Gamecocks fans proud. “This…

Pioneering referee Violet Palmer to retire from on-court duties

Pioneering referee Violet Palmer to retire from on-court duties

Violet Palmer, a referee who broke the gender barrier among NBA officials, retired from on-court duties according to Bleacher Report. Palmer and Dee Kantner were hired by the NBA as the first women to be officials for regular season games…

Texas 2016-17 non-conference schedule features Stanford, Mississippi St., South Carolina, UConn, Tenn. & FSU

The Texas Longhorn 2016-17 non-conference schedule features six teams that advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 last season. The lineup includes Connecticut, the defending NCAA Champion, in a December 4 matchup as part of the Jimmy V Classic. The upcoming…

UConn forward Batouly Camara undergoes successful surgery for shoulder injury

UConn newcomer, 6-2 forward Batouly Camara, underwent a successful surgical procedure on Friday, July 1 to repair a pre-existing injury to her right shoulder. Camara is a rising sophomore who transferred to UConn from Kentucky in May. She is expected…

Tennessee’s senators honor Pat Summitt

Tennessee’s senators honor Pat Summitt

U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) paid tribute on the Senate floor to legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt Wednesday with heartfelt remarks. Summitt passed away yesterday morning after battling  early onset Alzheimer’s disease for several years. Their remarks in…

Appalachian State head coach Angel Elderkin reveals battle with cancer

Appalachian State head coach Angel Elderkin has been undergoing treatment for endometrial cancer she revealed today. In a letter posted on the school’s athletic department website, Elderkin indicated that she has been undergoing treatment to remove the cancer from her…

Indiana Fever: Maggie Lucas to miss remainder of 2016 season due to torn ACL

From the Fever: Indiana Fever guard Maggie Lucas will miss the remainder of the 2016 season after sustaining a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee during last Friday’s game at Minnesota. Lucas, a third-year pro who averaged 7.8…

Basketball Canada’s Olympics training camp includes 24 athletes

Canada basketball invited 24 athletes to participate in an Olympic training camp in late May. The Women’s National Team Phase 1 camp takes place at the Saville Community Centre in Edmonton May 21 – 30. “After a tremendous 2015, we’re…

UConn lands transfer from Duke, sophomore center Azurá Stevens

Sophomore center Azurá Stevens heads to Connecticut after transferring from Duke. The Raleigh, N.C. native will be forced to sit out the 2016-17 season due to NCAA transfer rules. She will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2017-18 campaign.…

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame statement on passing of icon Nera D. White

Nera D. White, the first woman to be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (Class of 1992), passed away at the age of 80 on Wednesday. She was a native of Lafayette, Tennessee. A memorial service is scheduled for April 30…

2016 Dawn Staley Award Mid-Season Watch List

The Phoenix Club of Philadelphia announced the 2016 Dawn Staley Award Mid-Season Watch List. In its fourth season, the award recognizes the nation’s best guard in women’s NCAA Division I basketball. Staley, a three-time Olympic gold medalist and former WNBA star, is currently…

2013 NCAA Tournament – Day One Recaps

2013 NCAA Tournament – Day One Recaps

By David Siegel and Cheryl Coward Bracket Busters (10) Creighton 61, (7) Syracuse 56 (10) South Florida 71, (7) Texas Tech 70 (12) Kansas 67, (5) Colorado 52 NORFOLK REGION (4) South Carolina 74, (13) South Dakota State 52 Dawn…

No. 3 Baylor heads to No. 5 Notre Dame in first-ever visit to South Bend for national championship rematch

No. 3 Baylor at No. 5 Notre Dame Notre Dame, Ind., Purcell Pavilion (9,149) Series: Baylor leads 3-0 (First meeting at Notre Dame) TV: ESPN2 (Dave O’Brien, pxp / Doris Burke, color / Rebecca Lobo, sideline) Radio: Pulse FM (96.9/92.1),…

Taj McWilliams-Franklin on the sidelines with Rice as Baylor’s Brittney Griner returns home to Houston to face the Owls

Taj McWilliams-Franklin on the sidelines with Rice as Baylor’s Brittney Griner returns home to Houston to face the Owls

Photos © Robert Franklin, all rights reserved. Just a few weeks ago Minnesota Lynx forward/center Taj McWilliams-Franklin joined Rice University on the sidelines to begin her duties as an assistant coach. The Lynx reached the WNBA Finals for the second…

No. 6 Kentucky no challenge for No. 1 Baylor, Lady Bears demolish Wildcats 85-51

No. 6 Kentucky no challenge for No. 1 Baylor, Lady Bears demolish Wildcats 85-51

Waco, TX, Tues. Nov. 13 – No. 1 Baylor beats No. 6 Kentucky. Baylor won 85-51. Photos © Robert Franklin, all rights reserved. The defending NCAA champions raised their title banner to the rafters Tuesday night and followed up with…

Paula Madison and Williams Group Holdings step up their role managing the Los Angeles Sparks

After over four years of investing in the Los Angeles Sparks, Williams Group Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Paula Madison, is increasing their role in the operations of the team. Carla Christofferson and Katherine Goodman retain their investment as…

Summary of NCAA penalties imposed on the University of Cincinnati women’s basketball program

As a result of major and secondary violations committed by coaches in its women’s basketball program, the University of Cincinnati received several sanctions from the NCAA. The third-year head coach of the team is Jamelle Elliot,  a former assistant and…