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WBCA announces preseason 2021 Wade Trophy Watch List

WBCA announces preseason 2021 Wade Trophy Watch List

The WBCA announced the preseason watch list for the 2021 Wade Trophy, an award presented to the best player in college women’s basketball. The Wade Trophy, in its 44th year, is the oldest national player of the year award in college…

Stanford tops Pac-12 Preseason Polls; Preseason Media All-Conference Team announced

Stanford tops Pac-12 Preseason Polls; Preseason Media All-Conference Team announced

Preseason Media All-Conference Team Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer is only five wins away from surpassing the legendary Pat Summitt as the winningest coach in women’s college basketball. And to start the season, her Cardinal squad tops the Pac-12’s preseason…

The 2021 Naismith Trophy Watch List

The 2021 Naismith Trophy Watch List

The 2021 Women’s Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Watch List includes 50 players representing 11 conferences, with the Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC having nine players each. UConn leads the list with four players, followed by Baylor and Stanford with three…

Pac-12 announces weekly matchups and site designations for 2020-21

Pac-12 announces weekly matchups and site designations for 2020-21

The Pac-12 Conference announced the weekly matchups for the league’s 22-game 2020-21  basketball schedule.  Dates and times for each game will be announced later. Conference play for 2020-21 will transition to a 22-game, double-round robin schedule in an effort to…

Matthew Mitchell steps down as Kentucky head coach, Kyra Elzy named interim head coach

Matthew Mitchell steps down as Kentucky head coach, Kyra Elzy named interim head coach

Kentucky head coach Matthew Mitchell announced Thursday that he has retired from coaching. Kentucky director of athletics Mitch Barnhart named associate head coach Kyra Elzy as interim head coach, effective immediately. From Kentucky: Mitchell retires with a career record of…

Player opt-outs deplete Cal State Northridge roster, program forced to cancel 2020-21 season

Player opt-outs deplete Cal State Northridge roster, program forced to cancel 2020-21 season

After six student-athletes decided to opt out of the 2020-21 season due to coronavirus, Cal State Northridge, a member of the Big West Conference, decided to cancel its 2020-21 season.  The Big West announced its conference schedule on Oct. 21…

Ivy League cancels 2020-21 winter sports

Ivy League cancels 2020-21 winter sports

This past spring the Ivy League became the first conference to cancel its basketball tournaments due to the coronavirus pandemic. With Covid-19 still raging across the nation, the league became the first Division I conference to cancel 2020-21 winter sports…

South Carolina releases 2020-21 non-conference schedule

South Carolina releases 2020-21 non-conference schedule

South Carolina announced an eight-game 2020-21 non-conference schedule that includes hosting three contests. The team will also play eight SEC games at home. “Scheduling was more challenging this season, and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we worked through how to…

After six months of missing each other in surreal times, Stanford is “fabulous.” VanDerveer: “We’re going to be really good.”

After six months of missing each other in surreal times, Stanford is “fabulous.” VanDerveer: “We’re going to be really good.”

  Photos: Stanford Athletics The Aftermath of a Season Cancellation Four days after the end of the 2020 Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas, college basketball came to a complete halt due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. While Stanford had the…

Bethune-Cookman University cancels all sports for 2020-21 due to COVID-19

Bethune-Cookman University cancels all sports for 2020-21 due to COVID-19

Bethune-Cookman University becomes the first Division I program to cancel all sports for 2020-21 due to COVID-19. The pandemic’s severity led school administrators to shut down athletics after consulting with medical and public health experts and state and local officials.…

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,…

Minnesota Gophers return in “tremendous condition, phenomenal shape” and ready to leave a legacy according to Whalen

Minnesota Gophers return in “tremendous condition, phenomenal shape” and ready to leave a legacy according to Whalen

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are approaching the 2020-21 season as a fresh start.  And no one is looking more for this than third-year head coach Lindsay Whalen. Whalen’s second year at the helm virtually hit the skids shortly after Big…

Tampa Bay and Phoenix chosen to host Final Four in 2025 and 2026

Tampa Bay and Phoenix chosen to host Final Four in 2025 and 2026

The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee selected Tampa Bay (Amalie Arena) in 2025 and Phoenix (Talking Stick Resort Arena) in 2026 to serve as host sites for the NCAA Women’s Final Four. Tampa Bay will be hosting the Women’s…

Baylor continues to load up on highly-touted transfers, adds Penn State leading scorer Kamaria McDaniel

Baylor continues to load up on highly-touted transfers, adds Penn State leading scorer Kamaria McDaniel

Baylor added its third transfer in the offseason with the addition of former All-Big Ten guard, Kamaria McDaniel. She arrives from Penn State where she led the program in scoring last season and was second in scoring in the Big…

WBCA announces 2019-20 WBCA Academic Top 25

WBCA announces 2019-20 WBCA Academic Top 25

The WBCA Academic Top 25 honors NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA and two-year program GPAs. The final GPA includes all student-athletes on a roster for the entire season. The WBCA has compiled the honor rolls for 25 years.…

Texas Tech AD  explains events leading up to firing Marlene Stollings, termination based on “objectionable behavior”

Texas Tech AD explains events leading up to firing Marlene Stollings, termination based on “objectionable behavior”

A day after Texas Tech fired women’s basketball head coach Marlene Stollings, the university’s athletic director, Kirby Hocutt, held a press conference to discuss the termination. The media event happened in the wake of an extensive USA Today report detailing…

Doshia Woods named head coach at Denver

Doshia Woods named head coach at Denver

Denver named Doshia Woods as the 11th head coach in program history Tuesday afternoon. Woods, whose alma mater is fellow Summit League member, Western Illinois, arrives at Denver after spending ten years as an assistant coach at Tulane. She becomes…

Kara Lawson on becoming Duke’s head coach: “This is a dream come true for me”

Kara Lawson on becoming Duke’s head coach: “This is a dream come true for me”

Former WNBA player Kara Lawson is already in hallowed territory as part of a wave of female assistant coaches in the NBA. However, being named the head coach of Duke women’s basketball puts her in even more elite company. Currently,…

The Aussie Basketball USA “TOP 20” Class of 2022

The Aussie Basketball USA “TOP 20” Class of 2022

Class of 2022 Following up on the previous list of the top Australian players from the Class of 2021, below is a list that includes the premier players from the Class of 2022.  Sam Tomlinson of Aussie Basketball USA Pathways…

With 1,058 career wins, Bentley Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Barbara Stevens announces retirement

With 1,058 career wins, Bentley Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Barbara Stevens announces retirement

Legendary women’s basketball coach, Barbara Stevens of Bentley University, announced her retirement after 1,058 career wins and a 44-year coaching career. Her storied career includes the 2014 NCAA Division II national championship and selection into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall…

Tennessee to host UConn in Year Two of Revival Series

Release from Tennessee: The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today details of the Hall of Fame Revival Series featuring the Tennessee Lady Vols and the UConn Huskies. Widely regarded as the two most successful programs in women’s basketball history, the…

Dawn Staley, Carolyn Peck, Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma discuss racism and inequality during virtual panel

Dawn Staley, Carolyn Peck, Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma discuss racism and inequality during virtual panel

Listen to Carolyn Peck talk about being racially profiled in her own neighborhood Full video After weeks of protests around the country following the deaths of multiple Black Americans at the hands of current and former police officers, the Women’s…

The Aussie Basketball USA “TOP 20” Class of 2021

The Aussie Basketball USA “TOP 20” Class of 2021

Recruiting high-level players from Australia is par for the course nowadays for NCAA DI women’s basketball coaches. The talent pool from Australia seems to get deeper every year. Sam Tomlinson of Aussie Basketball USA Pathways compiled a list of the…

Dawn Staley gives an update on preparation for Tokyo 2021, “everything is still so fluid”

Dawn Staley gives an update on preparation for Tokyo 2021, “everything is still so fluid”

Team USA women’s basketball head coach Dawn Staley provided an update on the U.S. women’s national team’s plans for the postponed Tokyo Games, now scheduled for the summer of 2021. Staley made her comments Monday during NBCSN’s “Lunch Talk Live”…

Catching up with Adrienne Goodson: The basketball legend talks about her career, her alma mater, her book and more

Catching up with Adrienne Goodson: The basketball legend talks about her career, her alma mater, her book and more

Photos courtesy Adrienne Goodson Die-hard fans of women’s basketball who have followed the WNBA from its inception are familiar with the name Adrienne Goodson. A fan favorite while she was in college and on the pro scene, “Goody,” as she…