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2014-15 Big Ten Postseason Awards

2014-15 Big Ten Postseason Awards

The Big Ten Conference announced the women’s basketball All-Conference teams and individual award winners on Monday. Minnesota’s Amanda Zahui B. was named Big Ten Player of the Year by the media, while Ohio State’s Kelsey…

Dishin & Swishin 2/26/15 Podcast: Maryland & Florida State roll with the changes, eye top seeds

Dishin & Swishin 2/26/15 Podcast: Maryland & Florida State roll with the changes, eye top seeds

[display_podcast] Coming into the 2014-15 women’s basketball season, both Maryland and Florida State faced the difficult question, who would replace their WNBA lottery pick stars, who they relied on so heavily last year? Maryland’s Alyssa…

Infographic: Where does Minnesota center Amanda Zahui B.’s single-game rebounding record stand?

Tuesday night before a game against No. 13 Iowa, Minnesota sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. received accolades for setting a new program blocks record. During the game she surpassed the 1,000 career-point mark and set…

Dishin & Swishin 2/12/15 Podcast:  Katie Douglas on joining Purdue’s elite, Connecticut rebuilding

Dishin & Swishin 2/12/15 Podcast: Katie Douglas on joining Purdue’s elite, Connecticut rebuilding

[display_podcast] After a hiatus for the early part of 2015, the Dishin & Swishin podcasts are back on Hoopfeed, and we must say it is good to be back! There is so much going on in…

Minnesota senior guard Rachel Banham to return to Gophers in 2015-16

From Minnesota: University of Minnesota senior guard Rachel Banham today announced that she will return to the Golden Gopher women’s basketball program next season after being awarded a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA. Banham,…

Nike honors Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer in 2015 Black History collection

Nike announced its 2015 Black History Month (BHM) Collection of special edition products that honors six athletes and coaches “who have positively impacted sport with their courage and determination” including Rutgers women’s basketball head coach…

Minnesota’s top scorer Rachel Banham tears ACL, will miss rest of season

Minnesota’s leading scorer, senior guard Rachel Banham, will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season after suffering a torn ACL in her right knee Wednesday night in the first half of the Gophers’ victory at…

Dishin & Swishin 12/11/14 Podcast: Looking at the first part of the  college basketball season with Debbie Antonelli & Brenda VanLengen

Dishin & Swishin 12/11/14 Podcast: Looking at the first part of the college basketball season with Debbie Antonelli & Brenda VanLengen

[display_podcast] The women’s college basketball season is in full swing, and there is a lot to talk about: Increased scoring, upsets and more upsets, outstanding performances, surprises, disappointments and one incredible game for the ages.…

Dishin & Swishin 12/04/14 Podcast: With five Sweet Sixteen visits in seven years, Louisville Jeff Walz will settle for nothing less than a championship

Dishin & Swishin 12/04/14 Podcast: With five Sweet Sixteen visits in seven years, Louisville Jeff Walz will settle for nothing less than a championship

[display_podcast] In this week’s podcast, Jeff Walz commented that at Louisville, he does not worry about winning conference championships, he worries about national championships. Think about that for a second. This is a head coach…

Dishin & Swishin 11/13/14 Podcast: The roundtable returns to preview the 2014-15 NCAA DI season

Dishin & Swishin 11/13/14 Podcast: The roundtable returns to preview the 2014-15 NCAA DI season

[display_podcast] It starts in November and ends in April with one team cutting down nets in Tampa! Finally, the NCAA women’s basketball season begins tomorrow. On this week’s Dishin & Swishin podcast, we welcome in…

A Dishin & Swishin Q&A Session: Crystal Langhorne looks to keep the Storm rolling in LJ’s absence

A Dishin & Swishin Q&A Session: Crystal Langhorne looks to keep the Storm rolling in LJ’s absence

For Seattle Storm fans, this season was supposed to reward their patience with the return of both of their WNBA all-time greats, Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson. They are getting half of that combination, with…

The Hoopfeed Guide to the 2014 WNBA Draft

The Hoopfeed Guide to the 2014 WNBA Draft

2014 WNBA Draft: April 14, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2 Tonight’s the night! At Mohegan Sun Arena, the Class of 2014 will hear their names called, and they will enter the WNBA. Their lives will change…

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Maggie Lucas is the ultimate competitor

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Maggie Lucas is the ultimate competitor

When you score 2,000 points, pull down 500 rebounds, hand out 250 assists, while winning three conference titles, you know you are doing something right. Maggie Lucas has achieved all of that; and perhaps most…

Notre Dame advances to championship game, cruises past Maryland 87-61

Notre Dame advances to championship game, cruises past Maryland 87-61

By David Siegel and Cheryl Coward NASHVILLE – Notre Dame’s self-proclaimed status as underdog due to the loss of starting forward and Irish leading rebounder Natalie Achonwa to an ACL injury in the Elite Eight…

Dishin & Swishin 04/03/14 Podcast: Breaking down the Final Four with coaches Doug Bruno, Lindsay Gottlieb & Coquese Washington

Dishin & Swishin 04/03/14 Podcast: Breaking down the Final Four with coaches Doug Bruno, Lindsay Gottlieb & Coquese Washington

[display_podcast] The eyes of the women’s basketball world are focused on Nashville this week as the Final Four descends on Music City. Top seeds Connecticut and Notre Dame, second-seeded Stanford, and the party crasher, fourth…

Final Four Set: Maryland, Notre Dame, Stanford, Connecticut

Final Four Set: Maryland, Notre Dame, Stanford, Connecticut

#2 Stanford ousts #4 North Carolina, 76-73 #4 Maryland survives #3 Louisville, 74-65 #1 Connecticut beats #3 Texas A&M, 69-54 #1 Notre Dame tops #2 Baylor, 88-69 Final Four Bracket

Dishin & Swishin 03/27/14: Get ready for the Sweet Sixteen with our previous podcasts and Q&A sessions

Dishin & Swishin 03/27/14: Get ready for the Sweet Sixteen with our previous podcasts and Q&A sessions

March Madness is nearing its close and the NCAA tournament is down to the Sweet Sixteen. By this time next week, there will be only the Final Four remaining, and in a couple of weeks…

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas is the ultimate jack of all trades on the court

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas is the ultimate jack of all trades on the court

Alyssa Thomas is the NCAA women’s basketball definition of “jack of all trades.” Thomas has played every position on the court at some time in her four years at Maryland. This year alone, she led…

Dishin & Swishin 3/20/14 Podcast: It’s March Madness! The Roundtable looks at the NCAA tournament

Dishin & Swishin 3/20/14 Podcast: It’s March Madness! The Roundtable looks at the NCAA tournament

[display_podcast] With apologies to Christmas and when kids return to school, thisis the most wonderful time of the year! March Madness! Let the games begin as 64 teams gather in sites around the country to…

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Jordan Hooper…with a name like that, she’s got to be good!

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Jordan Hooper…with a name like that, she’s got to be good!

The name has basketball player written all over it, Jordan Hooper. For the Big Ten champion Nebraska Huskers, the name also means excellence. Wade, Naismith, Wooden, as well as the Senior CLASS award finalist Hooper…

UConn uses 25-4 start vs. Rutgers to cruise in American Athletic Conference semifinal, 83-57

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Before Rutgers knew what hit them, No. 1 Connecticut opened their semifinal in the American Athletic Conference women’s basketball championship with a 13-0 and 25-4 run, cruising to a 83-57 victory. Five…

Proud to be the American: Danielle Donehew on the first year of the new conference and this weekend’s inaugural tournament

Proud to be the American: Danielle Donehew on the first year of the new conference and this weekend’s inaugural tournament

Earlier this year, I discussed covering Connecticut’s women’s basketball team, the American Athletic Conference and how league play seemed different this year. The blowouts continue to have same margins, but the lack of old familiarities…

Dishin & Swishin 03/06/14 Podcast: ESPN’s Charlie Creme talks bracketology and conference tournaments

Dishin & Swishin 03/06/14 Podcast: ESPN’s Charlie Creme talks bracketology and conference tournaments

[display_podcast] ESPN’s Charlie Creme is the preeminent “bracketologist” for women’s basketball. Creme reviews and analyzes teams, conferences, trends, schedules, precedents, historical placements, injuries and a myriad of other factors. He projects who will be the…

Dishin & Swishin 1/16/14 Podcast: The roundtable discusses the first half of the college season

Dishin & Swishin 1/16/14 Podcast: The roundtable discusses the first half of the college season

[display_podcast] The Roundtable is back! It is a pleasure to bring back the Dishin & Swishin roundtable for your listening pleasure this week, with a look at the first half of the NCAA women’s basketball…

Proud to be an American, but is No. 1 Connecticut happy to be in the American?

Proud to be an American, but is No. 1 Connecticut happy to be in the American?

Prior to their American Athletic Conference game against the Houston Cougars, the University of Connecticut faithful saw five of the nine players on scholarship for the Huskies receive honors from USA Basketball for gold medal…