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DFW Elite signings: Odyssey Sims to Baylor, Akil Simpson to Southern Methodist

Photos: C. Vorhis/cvorhisphotography.com   Akil SimpsonHigh School: Duncanville High School. Duncanville, Texas Club: DFW T-Jack Elite Position: Forward Height: 6-0 WNBA star Tamika Catchings is a graduate of Duncanville. Odyssey SimsHigh School: MacArthur High School. Irving, Texas Club: DFW T-Jack…

College women’s basketball regular season play begins Friday: Top 25 games , TV schedule, WNIT

Top 25 Games || TV Schedule || WNIT Friday, November 13, 2009 4:30 PM ET (11) Xavier vs USC 5:00 PM ET Eastern Ill vs (3) Ohio St. (Preseason WNIT game) 7:00 PM ET 14) Virginia vs UMBC (10) Michigan…

Video: Highlights of the Lady Bears 81-52 win over Incarnate Word

Highlights of the Lady Bears 81-52 win over Incarnate Word including a dunk from freshman Brittney Griner. (Nov. 7, 2009)

After another preseason win, Baylor has a week before facing Tennessee

WACO, Texas — Generally speaking, exhibition games for Division I basketball teams give coaches the opportunity to tune up for the regular season. Their opponents, usually in-state Division II schools, benefit from the on-court experience of playing in big arenas…

Baylor takes on Incarnate Word to close out preseason play

vs.    Nov. 7, 2009 7 p.m. CT Waco, Texas Live Stats: BaylorBears.com WACO, Texas — Baylor meets Incarnate Word for the first time in its second and final exhibition game of the season. The Lady Bears beat Division II St.…

The rocky road back to Tulsa: Nolan Richardson returns, Part 2

Part 1 Post-Arkansas For years after leaving Arkansas, Richardson did not interview for a coaching job at any other school, another indicator, according to him of the double standard black coaches endure in college sports. While controversial figures like Bob…

The rocky road back to Tulsa: Nolan Richardson returns, Part I

If Nolan Richardson were to never coach another basketball game, he could rest on his laurels knowing that his accomplishments had already earned him a place in United States history. While his coaching prowess clearly puts him in elite company…

Big preview: Big 12 Conference women’s basketball

Big 12 preview Preseason Awards Key Games Previous Big 12 Champions Big 12 Conference Women’s Basketball preview by the preseason poll (first place votes in parentheses; coaches not allowed to vote for their own team) 1. Baylor (5) 109 Baylor…

WNBA Tulsa a hot topic at Big 12 Conference women’s basketball media day

Kansas City, Mo. — The new WNBA team in Tulsa is a hot topic at the annual Big 12 Conference women’s basketball media day. Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey learned of Tulsa Pro Hoops LL purchase of the Detroit Shock…

Mercury’s Temeka Johnson honored with weekend celebration in Louisiana

Even before she won a championship with the Phoenix Mercury, Temeka Johnson’s friends and family back home in her home state of Louisiana began preparing a celebration for the former Louisiana State University star. Plans started coming together in early…

Week in Review

WNBL Kristi Harrower Australia’s WNBL kicked off their 30th season this week in Bulleen, north of Melbourne. Kristi Harrower of the Los Angeles Sparks signed to play with the Bendigo Bank Spirit. So far, she has short-term contract. The team…

LSU Announces Inaugural Sue Gunter Classic

Louisiana State University announced that it will honor the late Sue Gunter, the winningest head coach in Lady Tiger history, with a two-day women’s basketball tournament in her name. The inaugural Sue Gunter Classic will take place Dec. 15-16 at…

ESPN Announces Women’s College Basketball Big Monday Schedule for 2009-10 Season

ESPN has announced the 2009-10 Big Monday Presented by Bud Light women’s college basketball schedule featuring the nation’s top teams in action every Monday primarily at 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. ET from Jan. 11 to March 1. New to…

Champion of diversity and academic reform: NCAA President Myles Brand dies at 67

Myles Brand, the first university president to head the NCAA and a champion of academic reform died Wednesday after battling pancreatic cancer this past year. Brand, a former Indiana University President, championed academic reform, fiscal responsibility and student-athlete well-being during…

Was it unethical for the Hartford Courant to hire Geno Auriemma’s daughter?

This week the Hartford Courant women’s basketball reporter John Altavilla announced that the newspaper had hired the daughter of University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma to blog about the team. Altavilla and Alysa Auriemma have a pre-existing blogging…

Big 12 Conference announces 2009-10 women’s basketball telecast schedule on FSN

The Big 12 Conference has announced its 2009-10 women’s basketball telecast schedule on FSN, www.FOXSports.com. Telecasts begin December 3, 2009 and feature 26 appearances for the league. Nineteen regular season games and seven Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship…

Notre Dame signee Skylar Diggins named national high school athlete of the year, Parker and Moore win ESPYs

In a ceremony before last night’s ESPY awards, Notre Dame women’s basketball incoming freshman guard Skylar Diggins won Gatorade Female High School Athlete of the Year honors. Diggins is the fourth women’s basketball player to win the award following Maya…

No, I do not weep at the world – I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.

I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all. I do not belong to that sobbing school of Negrohood who hold that nature…

College coaches hit the road for July recruiting, Big State Flava Jam a big draw

The July recruiting season is in full swing. After an Independence Day weekend break, college coaching staffs hit the road for a month long session of heavy-duty recruiting. For nationally ranked players, last week’s Nike Skills Camp in Oregon gave…

2009 Preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament field announced

The Preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament kicks off in mid-November with a field of sixteen teams. Eleven of the teams played in the postseason last spring: Arkansas-Little Rock, Bowling Green, Florida Gulf Coast, Georgia Tech, Marist, New Mexico, North Carolina…

Moonwalking on the hardwood: A basketball tribute to Michael Jackson

Hundreds of millions of people around the world have personal memories of Michael Jackson. That was a part of his charisma and aura—the ability to touch people  via music even if they never saw him in concert or met him…

Fourteen schools, four conferences awarded NCAA women’s basketball grants

Fourteen Division I women’s basketball programs and four conferences were selected to receive funding through the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Grant Program. The grants total $750,000. The program, entering its second year, is designed to increase awareness and exposure…

Who she is…

“I am Soledad Pierre. I am a Haitian girl. I am a basketball player. I am a gift of God.” From: “Left Behind: A City Team’s Struggle Shows Disparity in Girls’ Sports” by Katie Thomas, The New York Times, June…

Jennifer Gillom on having the Ole Miss Sports Center named after her and sister Peggie

The Gillom Sports Center at Ole Miss is named after basketball legends and sisters Jennifer and Peggie Gillom. "It’s hard to comprehend; it’s so amazing. Race always becomes an issue, especially at Ole Miss because of the past. To have…