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Sue Bird announces retirement, 2022 will be her final WNBA season

Sue Bird announces retirement, 2022 will be her final WNBA season

Sue Bird Retires; 2022 Will Be Her Final WNBA Season In her 21st season, Seattle Storm point guard and WNBA legend Sue Bird announced her retirement as a player in the league. The 41-year-old Syosset,…

Seven cities are finalists to host the Final Four from 2027 through 2031

Seven cities are finalists to host the Final Four from 2027 through 2031

The Division I Women’s Basketball Committee announced that seven cities are finalists to host the NCAA Women’s Final Four from 2027 through 2031: Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena) Dallas (American Airlines Center) Indianapolis (Gainbridge Fieldhouse) Portland,…

Coquese Washington named Rutgers head coach

Coquese Washington named Rutgers head coach

After serving as an associate head coach at her alma mater Notre Dame for two seasons, Coquese Washington moves on to become the third full-time head coach at Rutgers. Her coaching career spans 22 years…

Women’s sports pioneer C. Vivian Stringer retires from coaching basketball

Women’s sports pioneer C. Vivian Stringer retires from coaching basketball

Women’s basketball legend and Rutgers head coach C.Vivian Stringer announced Saturday morning that she is retiring from coaching basketball. The pioneer in the game who accrued 1,055 wins in her career, will step down from…

Former Caltech assistant coach Jessica Watkins becomes the first Black woman to spend months in space

Former Caltech assistant coach Jessica Watkins becomes the first Black woman to spend months in space

Update: Crew-4 astronauts reach International Space Station (June 15, 2017) NASA’s 2017 astronaut class includes former MIT player Jasmin Moghbeli and Caltech asst. Jessica Watkins Back in 2017, Jessica Watkins became a member of NASA’s…

NCAA President Mark Emmert steps down, effective June 2023

NCAA President Mark Emmert steps down, effective June 2023

From the NCAA: Today, NCAA Board of Governors Chair John J. DeGioia announced by mutual agreement with the board that Mark Emmert will be stepping down as president of the NCAA.  He will continue to…

NCAA releases report on Ohio State women’s basketball violations

NCAA releases report on Ohio State women’s basketball violations

Download the full NCAA Report (PDF) The NCAA announced violations in three Ohio State athletic programs including women’s basketball. According to the organization, a “former women’s basketball associate head coach violated ethical conduct rules when…

Lindsay Whalen reflects on Naismith Hall of Fame selection and coaching in the portal era

Lindsay Whalen reflects on Naismith Hall of Fame selection and coaching in the portal era

MINNEAPOLIS – A few days after being named one of the 13-member Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2022, Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Lindsay Whalen told local reporters that it is still sinking…

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…

DePaul’s Aneesah Morrow named 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Freshman of the Year 

DePaul’s Aneesah Morrow named 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Freshman of the Year 

Aneesah Morrow of DePaul University is the 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Freshman of the Year.  “Aneesah most certainly contributed to DePaul’s success and we recognize and applaud her immediate impact this season,” WBCA Executive…

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…

Stanford heads back to the Final Four after holding off Texas, 59-50

Stanford heads back to the Final Four after holding off Texas, 59-50

Social Media Thread SPOKANE, Wash. — The Stanford Cardinal (32-3) punched a ticket to the Final Four for the second consecutive season behind a 59-50 victory against the No. 2 seed Texas Longhorns. The reigning national champions…

Spokane Regional: Stanford and Texas “Elite” again, move past Sweet 16 to battle for a Final Four spot

Spokane Regional: Stanford and Texas “Elite” again, move past Sweet 16 to battle for a Final Four spot

Reigning Champs Stanford Overpower Maryland SPOKANE, Wash. — In the Spokane Region of the NCAA tournament, the No. 2-seeded Texas Longhorns defeated the No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes 66-63 to advance. In the second matchup…

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…

Barack Obama’s 2022 Women’s March Madness Bracket

Barack Obama’s 2022 Women’s March Madness Bracket

Continuing a fun tradition he started during his presidency, Barack Obama filled out a bracket for the NCAA DI Women’s Basketball Tournament. Here are his picks! Large PDF Version

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…