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Dallas selects Texas’ Charli Collier as the first pick of the 2021 WNBA Draft; Finnish phenom Awak Kuier goes second

Dallas selects Texas’ Charli Collier as the first pick of the 2021 WNBA Draft; Finnish phenom Awak Kuier goes second

Charli Collier, a 6-5 forward-center from Texas, is the first overall pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft. Selected by the Dallas Wings, Collier enters the pros after a stellar career for the Longhorns where she was a two-time All-American who…

2020-21 Big 12 Virtual Media Day: Social Media Recap

2020-21 Big 12 Virtual Media Day: Social Media Recap

Preseason Poll || Social Media Recap || Conference Schedule The Big 12 Conference held its annual media day in a virtual setting Wednesday. Baylor tops the league’s preseason coaches’ poll for the tenth time since 2006 with Texas, Iowa State,…

Baylor sweeps 2020-21 Big 12 preseason individual awards

Baylor sweeps 2020-21 Big 12 preseason individual awards

For just the second time in Big 12 history, a team sweeps the preseason individual awards. Baylor dominates the accolades and lands three players on the Preseason All-Big 12 team. Preseason Player of the Year NaLyssa Smith, Baylor, F, 6-2,…

Opinion: Be sad Mississippi State fans, Texas is getting a good one in Vic Schaefer

Opinion: Be sad Mississippi State fans, Texas is getting a good one in Vic Schaefer

Dreading my new normal of working from home on Monday, I nonchalantly scrolled through Twitter to enjoy debates, opinions and sports debacles, the regular occurrences on Twitter Sunday afternoon. Something caught my eye. Former Mississippi State guard Blair Schaefer is…

Texas does not extend contract of head coach Karen Aston

Texas does not extend contract of head coach Karen Aston

Texas will not renew the contract of head coach Karen Aston the school announced Friday. Aston led the program for eight seasons and finishes with a 184-83 (93-51, Big 12) record overall. This past season the Longhorns finished 19-11 (11-7,…

Big 12 coaches select Baylor as preseason fave to win conference title, Lauren Cox is Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year

Big 12 coaches select Baylor as preseason fave to win conference title, Lauren Cox is Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year

Big 12 coaches tabbed Baylor as the preseason favorite to win the conference’s regular-season title. The Lady Bears top the preseason poll for the ninth time in conference history. Overall, Baylor has won or tied 10 regular-season crowns, including the…

Baylor and Iowa State survive Big 12 semifinals to meet for the title game

Baylor and Iowa State survive Big 12 semifinals to meet for the title game

Baylor, Cox annihilate Kansas State in Big 12 semifinal, 88-60 Baylor’s (30-1) sluggish first half wasn’t enough for Kansas State (21-11) to pull off the upset against the top ranked team, losing 88-60. K-State rattled Baylor sophomore guard Didi Richards…

Mississippi State and Texas prepare for top ten matchup during SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Mississippi State and Texas prepare for top ten matchup during SEC/Big 12 Challenge

December usually marks yearly reflection but in collegiate basketball, it’s a time for evolution as conference play inches closer. The first Sunday of the month marks the first top ten matchup for both the No. 6 Mississippi State Bulldogs and…

Social media recap: 2018 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Media Day

Social media recap: 2018 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Media Day

DALLAS – While it was a rainy day in Dallas on Tuesday, inside St. Philips School and Community Center in South Dallas, it was all smiles, giggles and sunshine as the Big 12 held their 2018 women’s basketball media day…

Baylor selected by coaches as preseason favorite to win the 2018-19 Big 12 regular season title

Baylor selected by coaches as preseason favorite to win the 2018-19 Big 12 regular season title

The Big 12’s head coaches selected Baylor as the preseason favorite to win the regular season title in 2018-19 for the eighth time in conference history. Baylor received eight of 10 first-place votes (coaches are not allowed to vote for…

Sweet 16 Lexington Region: Ohio State, Notre Dame, Texas and Stanford ready for action

Sweet 16: Lexington Region Rupp Arena (23,000), Lexington, KY Friday, March 24, 2017 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m PT, ESPN Game 1: No. 5 Ohio State vs. No. 1 Notre Dame Game 2: No. 3 Texas vs. No. 2 Stanford No.…

Q&A with Karen Aston: Texas hits the ground running with tough non-conference challenges

Q&A with Karen Aston: Texas hits the ground running with tough non-conference challenges

STANFORD, Calif. – By the time No. 8 Texas plays No. 11 Stanford Monday evening, several Division I teams will have at least two games under their belt. Coming in to Maples Pavilion, Texas is yet untested but is rich with…

Stanford’s 2016-17 non-conference schedule features Texas, Gonzaga, Tenn., GWU and a sister vs. sister exhibition

Stanford’s 2016-17 non-conference schedule features Texas, Gonzaga, Tenn., GWU and a sister vs. sister exhibition

Image: Stanford Athletics. Stanford, Calif. – Stanford’s 2016-17 nonconference schedule features two games against progams that advanced to the Elite Eight a season ago, Texas and Tennessee, plus a sister vs. sister preseason contest. The Cardinal’s season kicks off with…

Big 12 and SEC Announce 2016 Women’s Basketball Challenge Schedule

The Big 12 and Southeastern conferences announced the 2016 schedule for their Women’s Basketball Challenge which will feature every team from the Big 12 against 10 squads from the SEC. The games will be scheduled over the dates of Thursday-Sunday,…

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…

Texas and UConn to meet in the 2016 Jimmy V Women’s Classic

Texas and UConn to meet in the 2016 Jimmy V Women’s Classic

Texas and UConn will meet in the 2016 Jimmy V Women’s Classic, hosted by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, on Sunday, December 4. Tip-off at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., is slated for 3 p.m. CT and…

#WNBA20: With draft on the horizon, Imani Boyette on the brink of adding to family’s pro legacy

When the NBA Board of Governors approved the formation of the WNBA on April 24, 1996, Imani Boyette was not yet 2 years old. Less than a year later, her mother Pamela McGee, an Olympic gold medalist and two-time national…

UConn defeats Texas 86-65 to move on to ninth straight Final Four

UConn defeats Texas 86-65 to move on to ninth straight Final Four

FINAL: #UConn 86, @TexasWBB 65. The Huskies are headed to their ninth-straight Final Four! #Going4Eleven pic.twitter.com/k59Ig1Wi1w — UConn Women’s Basketball (@UConnWBB) March 29, 2016 BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – It certainly was not boring, and it definitely was not bad for women’s basketball.…

Texas looks to derail UConn push towards history in Bridgeport Regional Final

Texas looks to derail UConn push towards history in Bridgeport Regional Final

#2 Texas vs. #1 UConn, 7 p.m. EDT Division I Women’s Basketball Bridgeport Regional Final TV: ESPN/WatchESPN, Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke, Holly Rowe Audio BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – “I really am looking forward to tomorrow,” Texas Coach Karen Aston said to…

Texas comeback knocks UCLA from the Bridgeport Regional, 72-64, Longhorns head to Elite Eight

Texas comeback knocks UCLA from the Bridgeport Regional, 72-64, Longhorns head to Elite Eight

Texas moves to 31-4 on the season. The Horns will play UConn in the Bridgeport Regional Final on Monday. #ALLIN pic.twitter.com/OynmaGMnhV — Texas Women's Basketball (@TexasWBB) March 26, 2016 BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Last year Texas played Connecticut on the East…

Texas and UCLA look to return to the top in Bridgeport Regional

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – For years, Texas and UCLA were synonymous with success in women’s college basketball. However, recent years brought hard times to the storied programs. Under the guidance of Karen Aston and Cori Close the teams are back among…

Dishin & Swishin 3/24/16 Podcast: Stephanie White breaks down the Sweet 16

Dishin & Swishin 3/24/16 Podcast: Stephanie White breaks down the Sweet 16

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Google Play Music Podcasts, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). The subregionals are complete and the Sweet 16 are in the regional locations for the…

Dishin & Swishin 02/04/16 Podcast: Talking with ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel about the latest in NCAA and WNBA news

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Google Play Music Podcasts, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). Every now and then it is nice to just get together with a friend…

Texas hires WNBA legend Tina Thompson as an assistant coach

Release from Texas: AUSTIN, Texas — Women’s basketball legend Tina Thompson is the newest member of the Texas coaching staff. Thompson — the first overall pick in the inaugural WNBA Draft, two-time Olympic Gold medalist, and four-time WNBA champion —…

Texas turnaround fueled by “fortitude” and work ethic of players who want the program to succeed

Texas turnaround fueled by “fortitude” and work ethic of players who want the program to succeed

It’s been a while since Texas (24-10) went dancing in the Sweet 16, eleven years to be precise. During that time, coaching legend Jody Conradt stepped down after a historic career then former Duke coach Gail Goestenkors took over to…