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Santa Clara, San José State and Stanford adjust schedules and travel to comply with county Covid-19 health directives

Santa Clara, San José State and Stanford adjust schedules and travel to comply with county Covid-19 health directives

Updated 12/4/20 With a coronavirus-related contact sports ban issued by the Santa Clara County Public Health early this week, Division I universities in the area scrambled to find accommodations for their winter sports programs outside of the…

John R. Wooden Award 2020-21 preseason Top 30 Watch List

John R. Wooden Award 2020-21 preseason Top 30 Watch List

The John R. Wooden Award announced the Preseason Top 30 Watch List, 30 athletes chosen by a preseason poll of national women’s college basketball media members. Players not on the preseason list are still eligible…

Stanford freshmen show up and show out in season opener rout of Cal Poly

Stanford freshmen show up and show out in season opener rout of Cal Poly

Stats STANFORD, Calif. – With four returning starters and the nation’s sixth-best recruiting class of three heralded freshmen, No. 2 Stanford is deep. Expectations are high for the Cardinal as they entered the season with…

No season for FAMU: Florida A&M opts out of competition due to Covid-19 concerns

No season for FAMU: Florida A&M opts out of competition due to Covid-19 concerns

Following in the steps of fellow MEAC members, Bethune-Cookman University and Maryland Eastern Shore, Florida A&M women’s basketball will not play “this 2020-21 season due to concerns with COVID-19.” FAMU was set to open the…

With a young roster and newcomers, Maryland focuses on building consistency and taking advantage of depth

With a young roster and newcomers, Maryland focuses on building consistency and taking advantage of depth

During Maryland’s virtual media day on Thursday, head coach Brenda Frese’s Zoom background was a picture from the last time they’d taken the floor. Confetti fell for Maryland after breezing past the Ohio State Buckeyes…

The 2020-21 USA Today Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll

The USA TODAY Sports Top 25 women’s basketball poll, with team’s records from last year in parentheses, total points based on 25 for first place through one point for 25th, ranking in last year’s final…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…