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Game Updates: Seattle at Los Angeles, June 19, 2011

Los Angeles 74, Seattle 50 Los Angeles: Ebony Hoffman 12 points, Kristi Toliver 11 points, Candace Parker 10 points, Jantel Lavender 10 points Seattle: Sue Bird 15 Points, 5 Rebounds, 3 Assists Attendance: 9119 Officials: #17 Scott Twardoski, #8 Daryl…

Atlanta’s Sancho Lyttle to miss six games to compete for Spain in EuroBasket

Atlanta Dream forward Sancho Lyttle will miss six games to  compete for Spain in EuroBasket Women 2011. She will not be competing in tonight’s game against Minnesota and the remaining five games in June. The member of the Spanish national…

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame set to host its 13th annual induction weekend

Six women make up the 2011 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2011. They will be honored June 10-11 in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Bijou Theatre. The inductees were announced last summer on ESPN during “WNBA vs. USA Basketball:…

Black Coaches and Administrators Report: Hires of nonwhites in head coaching positions in women’s basketball decline

Hiring of nonwhite coaches in women’s college basketball has declined according to a study released by the Black Coaches and Administrators (BCA) group. The report “’Scoring the Hire:’ A Hiring Report Card for NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Head Coaching…

Loree Moore to sit out season for medical reasons

Loree Moore (right) with Ebony Hoffman on Sparks Media Day. (Photo courtesy Los Angeles Sparks) Point guard Loree Moore, signed by the Los Angeles Sparks in February, is leaving the team for medical reasons. "Loree will unfortunately not be able…

ODU coaching legend Wendy Larry steps down

Old Dominion Press Release After a month of contentious negotiations with athletic director Wood Selig regarding renewing her contract, Old Dominion head coach Wendy Larry is stepping down. She will remain at the school assisting the Office of Institutional Advancement…

Attendance for 2010-11 Division I and Division III women’s basketball reach record highs

Attendance leaders by Division Overall attendance for NCAA women’s basketball surpassed 11 million for the fourth straight year. Fans totaled 11,159,837 falling just short of the 11,160,293 mark set in 2008-09 according to data released by the NCAA Tuesday. Division…

Seattle Storm unveils championship ring designed by Blue Nile

The reigning WNBA champions, the Seattle Storm, unveiled their championship rings Wednesday. Online jeweler Blue Nile designed the keepsake, named “The Arena.” It commemorates the team’s relationship to its loyal fans and the Storm’s record-setting 2010 season. Team officials and…

Three-team trade sends veteran Katie Smith to the Seattle Storm

Two-time WNBA champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Smith is no longer a player for the Washington Mystics. She joins the Seattle Storm after a three-team trade that also involved the Indiana Fever. The details of the trade: Seattle…

Seattle Storm Star Lauren Jackson to miss 1st half of 2012 season to train for the Olympics

Lauren Jackson, a star forward for the Seattle Storm, is putting her country first in 2012. She announced that she would miss the first three months of the WNBA season next year in order to train with the Australian national…

Brittney Griner, Courtney Vandersloot added to USA Basketball Women’s National Team Training Camp roster

22 USA Women’s National Team Members Set To Attend May 10-12 Training Camp In Las Vegas From USA Basketball: Twenty-two members of the 2009-12 USA Basketball Women’s National Team, including all 12 who aided the USA to the 2010 FIBA…

Assistant coaches prepare to head to Chicago for professional development symposium

Assistant basketball coaches in collegiate athletic programs around the country are set to converge in Chicago in two weeks for a professional development conference. Last year’s event held in Atlanta received rave reviews from coaches and featured well-known personalities in…

No surprises in early draft picks, several trades at conclusion of draft

As expected Connecticut senior Maya Moore went first in the 2011 WNBA draft held Monday, picked by the Minnesota Lynx. Elizabeth Cambage, a 19 year-old 6-8 center from Australia, was the second pick and is headed to the Tulsa Shock.…

WNBA Draft – in progress

#1 Maya Moore (UConn), 19.7 ppg in 2010-11 season. UConn Playerfile: http://j.mp/dO6s5l #2 Elizabeth Cambage (Cam-BEIGE) of Australia, 2011 WNBL MVP (Bulleen Boomers), led the league in scoring, blocks and field-goal percentage. WNBL Playerfile: http://j.mp/eCyfGS #3 Courtney Vandersloot (Gonzaga) goes…

Maya Moore expected to go first in WNBA draft, 36 players await their fate

WNBA Draft Team Draft Overviews Draft History April 11, 3 p.m. ET, ESPN On Monday afternoon, 36 college seniors and foreign players will learn their WNBA fate when the league holds its annual draft. Connecticut senior Maya Moore is expected…

Maya Moore wins her second Wooden Award

Connecticut’s Maya Moore won her second John R. Wooden Award Friday night in Los Angeles. The winner of the honor for the best women’s college player of the year was decided by the media who selected and ranked five players.…

Irish no match for Aggies in title game

Danielle Adams and Gary Blair INDIANAPOLIS – In the end, it was the trademark defense of Texas A&M orchestrated by associate head coach Vic Schaefer that propelled the Aggies into their first national championship. A&M won the title Tuesday night…

Champions! Texas A&M beats Notre Dame to win their first national title

Texas A&M won its first national championship in program history Tuesday night defeating Notre Dame 76-70 in front of a crowd of 17,473 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. More to come…

National Title Game Day: Preview roundup

Texas A&M vs. Notre Dame Tuesday, April 5, 2011 8:30 p.m. ET, Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis TV: ESPN/ESPN3.com NCAA DI Tournament Interactive Bracket (ncaa.com) Aggies, Irish took similar paths to title game (aggiesports.com) Defense will define unexpected Texas A&M-Notre Dame final…

Texas A&M: The day after the Final Four, on to the title game: Videos and quotes

Videos Texas A&M’s Adaora Elonu on playing with and against fellow Houstonians Sydney Carter on facing Notre Dame in the 2011 national championship Texas A&M’s Sydney Carter on being underestimated in the 2011 NCAA Tournament Texas A&M’s Sydney Carter on…

Notre Dame delivers a stunning Final Four blow to UConn

Skylar Diggins led Notre Dame with 28 points. Box score Notes Around the Web INDIANAPOLIS – In a night of upsets during the NCAA Division I Final Four, Notre Dame delivered the evening’s finale in a stunning defeat of No.…

Video: Notre Dame Associate Coach Carol Owens on reaching the NCAA tournament final

INDIANAPOLIS – Notre Dame Associate Coach Carol Owens talks about being a team that was underestimated in the tournament, facing Texas Tech and how she ruptured her Achilles tendon shortly after the team arrived in Indianapolis. Notre Dame beat Connecticut…

Texas A&M makes history again, beats Stanford to reach NCAA tournament final

Box score Notes Around the Web INDIANAPOLIS – Texas A&M (32-5) extended its historic run in the NCAA tournament Sunday night with a 63-62 victory over No. 1 seed Stanford (33-3) in the Final Four of the NCAA tournament in…

Video: Texas A&M’s Sydney Colson talks about facing the Ogwumike sisters

In the first game of the women’s basketball Final Four Sunday night, a few players from both teams will be meeting again after playing against each other in high school. Texas A&M’s senior starting guard Sydney Colson is from the…

Nikki Caldwell leaves UCLA to head to LSU, other high-profile DI jobs still open

The coaching carousel began to spin faster this week after the last month’s round of firings and resignations began to result in movement in the coaching ranks. Many coaches are in Indianapolis for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association conference which…