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Dishin & Swishin 2/21/13 Podcast: Looking at the “Student” part of “Student-Athlete” with UConn’s Heather Buck & Duke’s Haley Peters

Dishin & Swishin 2/21/13 Podcast: Looking at the “Student” part of “Student-Athlete” with UConn’s Heather Buck & Duke’s Haley Peters

[display_podcast] While we enjoy watching the incredibly talented young women that play college basketball on the basketball court, do we ever give much thought to the time they need to spend off the court, focusing on their academics? This is…

Dishin & Swishin 9/20/12 Podcast: 40-0 and counting, Baylor’s Kim Mulkey looks for more

Dishin & Swishin 9/20/12 Podcast: 40-0 and counting, Baylor’s Kim Mulkey looks for more

[display_podcast] The air is getting colder, the leaves are changing color and the WNBA regular season is coming to a close. All sure signs that the women’s college basketball season is coming up fast! The preseason rankings are starting to…

President Obama honors 2012 NCAA DI champions Baylor at the White House

President Obama honors 2012 NCAA DI champions Baylor at the White House

President Barack Obama honored the Baylor women’s basketball team today for winning the 2012 NCAA National Championship and their historic 40-0 season. After his speech to the team, he asked coach Kim Mulkey to take the podium and speak. “He’s…

Photo gallery: Waco celebrates Baylor with a parade and proclamation

Photo gallery: Waco celebrates Baylor with a parade and proclamation

While much of the women’s basketball world had their attention focused on the WNBA draft on Monday, central Texas fans of the Baylor Lady Bears, the 2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball National Champions, lined Austin Avenue in Waco to celebrate the…

Readout of President Obama’s call with Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey

Today President Barack Obama called Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey to congratulate the Lady Bears on winning the 2012 national championship and earning a 40-0 record. Readout of the call: Today, President Obama called Coach Kim Mulkey to congratulate her…

Double-digit increase in ratings over last year for 2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship

The telecast of the 2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship on Tuesday garnered a 14 percent increase in overnight ratings compared to last year’s championship. Baylor’s victory over Notre Dame averaged a 2.6 metered market rating. ESPN averaged a 2.2 overnight…

Championship postgame Q&A: Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins and Devereaux Peters

Skylar Diggins How was this game different than last year’s final? “We lost by 20. We were the underdogs and weren’t expected to win it all. I think we were expected to win last year.” How has your game changed…

Dishin on the Finals: Brittney Griner leads Baylor to a perfect 40-0 season

Dishin on the Finals: Brittney Griner leads Baylor to a perfect 40-0 season

By David Siegel and Sue Favor So how do you adjust? Can you adjust? You have already played your opponent, who comes into this game with a 39-0 record, and you were defeated 94-81. In that game, your two leading…

Baylor goes 40-0 winning the 2012 NCAA DI Championship, beats Notre Dame 80-61

Baylor goes 40-0 winning the 2012 NCAA DI Championship, beats Notre Dame 80-61

Led by NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player Brittney Griner, Baylor beat Notre Dame 80-61 in front of a sold out crowd at the Pepsi Center in Denver to win the national championship.

2012 Final Four: Championship photo gallery

2012 Final Four: Championship photo gallery

Halftime: Baylor 34, Notre Dame 28 Photos © Robert Franklin, All Rights Reserved.

Photos: WNBA President Laurel Richie hosts a reception for media at the 2012 Final Four

Photos: WNBA President Laurel Richie hosts a reception for media at the 2012 Final Four

WNBA President Laurel Richie is in Denver for NCAA Women’s DI Final Four action. Last night she hosted a reception for members of the media. Print, television and web-based writers and editors chatted Richie and watched the NCAA Men’s Championship…

Spring snow wonderland for the championship game

While the first few days of Final Four festivities included beautiful, sunny weather in Denver with highs in the 80s Fahrenheit and stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, Monday night snow flurries descended on the city. By Tuesday morning the…

2012 NCAA Championship: Baylor vs. UConn, Brice Cherry previews the matchup

2012 NCAA Championship: Baylor vs. UConn, Brice Cherry previews the matchup

Baylor (39-0) vs. Notre Dame (35-3), Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 8:30 p.m. ET, Denver, Colorado, ESPN/ESPN3.com

NCAA women’s basketball national semifinal ratings up

From ESPN: Sunday night’s Connecticut, Notre Dame NCAA women’s basketball National Semifinal game delivered a 1.8 overnight rating, up six percent from last year’s first semifinal tilt between eventual national champion Texas A&M and Baylor (1.7). On a market-by-market basis,…

2012 Final Four: Postgame Q&A with Amber Orrange, Joslyn Tinkle, Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike

Nneka Ogwumike You’re incredibly poised for having just lost your last college game. How are you able to do that? It’s reality. The season had to have ended either today or Tuesday, whether it was on a low or a…

2012 Final Four photo gallery: Baylor vs. Stanford

Photos © Robert Franklin, All Rights Reserved.

2102 Final Four: Postgame Q&A with Notre Dame’s Natalie Novosel

Sue Favor caught up with Natalie Novosel last night after the Irish beat UConn to advance to the championship game in the Final Four.

2012 Final Four photo gallery: Notre Dame vs. UConn

Photos: © Robert Franklin, All Rights Reserved.

Dishin on the Final Four: Condrey helps bring Baylor within one of perfection

Dishin on the Final Four: Condrey helps bring Baylor within one of perfection

Could the Ogwumike sisters and Stanford get the better of undefeated Brittney Griner and Baylor? After the impressive performances of Nneka Ogwumike in the tournament, many seemed to feel that the Cardinal had what it takes to get it done.…

Dishin on the Final Four: Mallory leads the way to the finals for the Irish

Dishin on the Final Four: Mallory leads the way to the finals for the Irish

Connecticut and Notre Dame faced off for the fourth time this year, and the eighth time in two years, Sunday night, in the first game of the NCAA Final Four. The two teams had no surprises for each other. It…

2012 Final Four: Potent quotables from Saturday’s press conference

Baylor Q. If you could each take this one on, can you just talk about the sisters over at Stanford and what kind of matchup they present? And, Brittney, specifically can you talk about how remarkable that you and Neka…

Final Four Notes 3/31/12: Saturday practices, awards and more

Open practices at Pepsi Center began the day. First up is the Notre Dame Irish, who seem energetic and spirited as they run through a series of drills and scrimmages. Coach Muffet McGraw watches intently for the hour, but doesn’t…

Pink Room Webcast: Final Four Preview with Ros Gold-Onwude & Kevin Danna

Join ESPN college basketball analyst Ros Gold-Onwude & Kevin Danna as we give a preview of the women’s Final Four and get YOUR predictions!

Connecticut Governor Malloy proclaims “Husky Weekend”

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy proclaimed Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1, “Husky Weekend” in the State of Connecticut, in honor of the UConn women’s basketball team playing in the NCAA Final Four tournament on Sunday. “The UConn women…