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Griner, Delle Donne and Diggins unanimous selections for 2012-13 AP preseason women’s All-America team

The Associated Press announced its 2012-13 preseason women’s All-America team Tuesday. A panel of 40 media members who work or freelance for publications that subscribe to the news service voted on the team. Seniors Brittney Griner (Baylor), Elena Delle Donne…

Dishin with the 2012-13 Huskies: Videos to help introduce you to the players

While so many are writing about Geno Auriemma’s rule change suggestions, the members of the 2012-13 Connecticut women’s basketball team are readying themselves for what should be an outstanding season. One thing the UConn Huskies and Auriemma are not lacking…

Caroline Doty and Twitter remind Dishin & Swishin of what makes women’s hoops special

Caroline Doty and Twitter remind Dishin & Swishin of what makes women’s hoops special

It has been a few years now that I have had the privilege of covering Connecticut women’s basketball online and hosting the Dishin & Swishin podcast. It is a labor of love for me, and I consider myself fortunate that…

Huskies, Irish dominate preseason Big East polls and awards

The Big East conference kicked off the first of several years of transition with their preseason polls and awards announcements. Gone is West Virginia this season, to be followed by Pitt, Syracuse and eventually Notre Dame. Big East coaches chose…

Honesty is the policy for the 2012-13 Huskies and coach Geno Auriemma

STORRS, Conn. – Connecticut women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma has been known to tell a story or two over his coaching career. Shocking revelation, right? Yesterday at Gampel Pavilion someone mentioned to Auriemma that last year he tried to…

Notre Dame associate head coach Carol Owens named president of the Black Coaches & Administrators

Carol Owens, Notre Dame associate women’s basketball coach, is the new president of the Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA). The organization’s executive director, Floyd Keith, announced the appointment Tuesday. BCA’s board of directors votes on the position. “Carol has been…

Dishin & Swishin 8/23/12 Podcast: A look at USA Basketball’s entry into the 3×3 World Championships with the team and program director

Dishin & Swishin 8/23/12 Podcast: A look at USA Basketball’s entry into the 3×3 World Championships with the team and program director

[display_podcast] Do you remember taking the SAT exams when you were getting ready for college? There was that section of analogy questions that everybody hated. Here is one of those for you. As beach volleyball is to regular volleyball, then…

Geno Auriemma talks about his Olympic experience as head coach and his future with USA Basketball

Geno Auriemma talks about his Olympic experience as head coach and his future with USA Basketball

On Thursday, August 16, USA Basketball’s women’s national team and Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma met with the press to discuss his experiences with the gold-medal-winning Olympic team. Here is a transcript of most of the interview. The comments in…

Video: Geno Auriemma praises play of Lindsay Whalen and Seimone Augustus during the Olympics

During a press conference Thursday, USA Basketball senior national team and Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma answered questions from the media about his experience coaching the U.S. to a fifth consecutive gold medal. He discussed the contributions of Minnesota Lynx…

U.S. assistant coach Doug Bruno scouts the Czech Republic

The U.S. faces the Czech Republic in the last game of Friday’s preliminary matches in the 2012 Olympics. The last time the two teams met it was in the gold medal game of the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Karlovy…

Mariel Zagunis selected as U.S. flag bearer for the 2012 Summer Olympics

Mariel Zagunis selected as U.S. flag bearer for the 2012 Summer Olympics

Members of Team USA selected fencer Mariel Zagunis to carry the flag for the U.S. during Friday’s opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The former Notre Dame fencing All-American, national champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist will lead the…

White House celebrates Title IX, WNBA President Laurel Richie on the legislation

This week marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the legislation that opened up opportunities for women in sports, and the White House celebrates this milestone with an event that includes women’s basketball notables such as Louisville player Shoni Schimmel…

Big East announces repeat opponents for 2012-13

The Big East released the women’s basketball repeat schedule of league teams as well as home and away schedule for its 15 members. The regular-season format is a 16-game schedule. Each team plays 16 conference games. They will host six…

USA Basketball names Ashja Jones to 2012 Olympic team, completes roster

USA Basketball announced the selection of 6-3 forward Ashja Jones as the final member of the 2012 Olympic team today. The Connecticut graduate joins six former UConn players on the team. Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Tina Charles, Maya Moore and…

UConn coach Geno Auriemma on Pat Summitt stepping down from Tennessee head coach position

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma on Pat Summitt’s stepping down after 38 years as the head of Tennessee: Pat’s vision for the game of women’s basketball and her relentless drive pushed the game to a new level and made it…

2012 WNBA Draft: First round picks Shekinna Stricklen, Devereaux Peters and LaSondra Barrett on their new pro careers, summary of team picks

2012 WNBA Draft: First round picks Shekinna Stricklen, Devereaux Peters and LaSondra Barrett on their new pro careers, summary of team picks

Related: Nneka Ogwumike on being the No. 1 pick in the 2012 WNBA draft Seattle selected Tennessee’s Shekinna Stricklen as the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. The combo guard/forward from Morrilton, Arkansas was a Wooden Award and Wade Trophy…

Analysts, coaches and players weigh in on the 2012 WNBA draft: Lynx supporting players, Riquna Williams’ stock and player prep

Analysts, coaches and players weigh in on the 2012 WNBA draft: Lynx supporting players, Riquna Williams’ stock and player prep

List of college prospects invited to the 2012 WNBA Draft A few of the top college WNBA prospects had a chance to talk to the media yesterday about their expectations for the upcoming draft and what they have been doing…

Dishin & Swishin 4/05/12 Podcast: WNBA coaches Agler, Kloppenburg & House break down the NCAA championship game

Dishin & Swishin 4/05/12 Podcast: WNBA coaches Agler, Kloppenburg & House break down the NCAA championship game

[display_podcast] For the past few weeks, the Dishin & Swishin podcast brought you some of the best journalists and former players breaking down each round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. We took a different approach to the Finals, one…

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.

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…