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Baylor defeats Texas, Griner earns 1,000 career points

Brittney Griner post-game after the Lady Bears defeated Texas, 87-72 No. 1 Baylor (15-1, 2-0) broke the spell against Texas (11-5, 0-2) to beat the Longhorns, 87-72 in Austin Wednesday night in Big 12 Conference…

Baylor stays on top of the AP Poll

In this week’s Associated Press poll tally, Baylor received two more first place votes than last week, securing its number one position. St. John’s and Texas dropped out. Texas was previously ranked at No. 22…

No. 1 Baylor opens up Big 12 play with a win over No. 17 Iowa State

Baylor freshman Odyssey Sims had a team high 8 rebounds to add to her 15 points. Photo Slideshow Waco, TX – In the first game of Big 12 conference play Saturday, No. 1 ranked Baylor…

Official results of Taurasi’s “B” sample: positive. Fenerbahce terminates her contract.

The official results of Diana Taurasi’s “B” sample are positive for the banned stimulant modafinil according to the Turkish Federation. The organization posted the outcome of the drug test on its website and said no…

Baylor tops the AP Poll for the first time in program history

Full poll After Thursday night’s game against Texas-Pan American, Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey talked about what would happen if Stanford beat Connecticut that night – Baylor would most likely take the number one spot…

Report: Taurasi’s “B” sample is positive, teammates resist tests

According to the Associated Press, a Turkish television report says WNBA star Diana Taurasi’s “B” sample for a doping test is positive for the banned stimulant modafinil. Taurasi tested positive for the substance last month…

No. 9 Stanford halts No. UConn’s win streak with 71-59 win

Box score || Photo gallery A sell-out crowd of over 7,300 women’s basketball fans witnessed Stanford (9-2) put an end to the longest streak in Division I basketball history. The Cardinal beat Connecticut (12-1) 71-59…

Baylor routs UT-Pan American 101-55, extends streak to 10

Photo: Cheryl Vorhis Photo Slideshow WACO, Texas – Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey granted her reserves significant playing time Thursday night when the Lady Bears hosted the Texas-Pan American Lady Broncs (8-8) at the Ferrell…

Two-time Lady Vol NCAA champion Melissa McCray-Dukes passes away

Former Tennessee Lady Vol basketball star Melissa Ann McCray-Dukes lost her battle with cancer on Monday. McCray-Dukes was 43 years old. She played on four consecutive NCAA Final Four teams (1986-87-88-89) and started as a…

St. Vincent’s coach Kristen Zawacki dies of apparent heart attack on Christmas

From Saint Vincent College Athletics: It is with great sadness that I share with you the tragic news of the death of Kristen Zawacki, associate athletic director and the first and only head coach of…

Just the facts: Taurasi and Modafinil

Speculation, fan outrage and unsubstantiated claims have made the rounds of the women’s basketball world after news broke Thursday that WNBA star and former UConn standout Diana Taurasi tested positive for the drug modafinil while…

Phoenix Mercury player Diana Taurasi tests positive for banned substance

Update: The Turkish Sports Federation identified the substance Friday as modafinil, a sleep disorder medication. Taurasi’s “B” sample will not be tested until January 2 at the earliest because of the holidays. Phoenix Mercury guard…

The streak continues, UConn dominates in record-breaking game

The University of Connecticut broke the record for most consecutive wins in Division I basketball, men or women, Tuesday night in a rout of Florida State, 93-62. A sell out crowd at the XL Center…

Connecticut governor M. Jodi Rell helps celebrate UConn milestones, Hartford to be lit up in blue

Connecticut governor M. Jodi Rell, an avid supporter of the No. 1 Connecticut women’s basketball team announced that buildings in downtown Hartford are to be lit up in blue to celebrate UConn’s attempt to set…

USC holds off San Diego State to win Women of Troy Basketball Classic

Box score Los Angeles – USC held off a surging San Diego State squad Sunday to win the championship of their tournament, the Women of Troy Basketball Classic, 74-64. Trojan point guard Ashley Corral led…

UConn makes history, again

Connecticut’s monumental win to tie the Division I basketball winning streak record was the lead story of the weekend. In the second game of the double-header Maggie Dixon Classic, the No. 1 team in the…

Denied. DePaul Blue Demons avoid having Tara VanDerveer celebrate a milestone in their house

The DePaul Blue Demons did not let Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer get her 800th career victory in their house Thursday night. DePaul beat the Pac-10 powerhouse 93-71 in Chicago. The No. 3 AP Poll-ranked…

Congratulations to Leta Andrews!

On Tuesday night, Granbury, Texas high school coach Leta Andrews became the winningest high school basketball coach in history. Granbury’s Lady Pirates secured her record with a 64-45 win over Midlothian at the James Wann…

After second suspension, Longwood fires coach Kristin Caruso

Last week, Longwood University suspended coach Kristin Caruso for the second time this year. Today the school fired Caruso and issued the following press release: Longwood University Director of Athletics Troy Austin has announced the…

Donna Orender stepping down as WNBA president

Donna Orender and Amy Mickelson pose for a photo during Fortune Magazine Clinic at the LPGA Samsung World Championship on September 14, 2009 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California. (Photo By Donald…

Janice Joseph-Richard: Louisiana College women’s hoops coach and former player dies at 46

Louisiana College head women’s basketball coach Janice Joseph-Richard died Wednesday after a five-year battle with breast cancer. The coach of the reigning Division III American Southwest Conference champion team was 46. The D3Hoops.com South Region…

CSUN falls to Chattanooga at Woodland Hills Holiday Inn Classic

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – Chattanooga used shooting and defense to edge Cal State Northridge in the consolation final of the Woodland Hills Holiday Inn Basketball Classic 2010, 74-68. Both teams started out slow offensively, taking turns…

Griner has career high in Baylor rout of Liberty

Baylor’s Brittney Griner shoots over a Liberty player.  Photo: © Cheryl Vorhis Photo Gallery WACO, Texas – After breaking her school’s career shot-blocking record earlier in the week, Baylor center Brittney Griner continued her swatting…

Purdue pulls out of tourney in Mexico after junior Drey Mingo hospitalized with meningitis

Purdue  pulled out of the Caribbean Challenge tournament in Playa del Carmen, Mexico after a player was hospitalized with meningitis. Drey Mingo, a redshirt junior from Atlanta, remains hospitalized in stable but critical condition this…

Baylor routs Texas Southern, 100-43. Griner sets record.

Baylor’s Brittney Griner and Brooklyn Pope.  Photo: © Cheryl Vorhis Photo gallery | Box Score | Highlights | Video: Postgame Press Conference WACO, Texas – The No. 2 Baylor Lady Bears handily defeated SWAC conference…