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U.S. wins first-ever Olympic 3×3 gold in Tokyo

U.S. wins first-ever Olympic 3×3 gold in Tokyo

From here on out I’ll like to be addressed as “Gold Medal Lish” ? pic.twitter.com/0yGKiWlnJK — Allisha Gray (@Graytness_15) July 28, 2021 In the inaugural 3×3 basketball Olympic competition, the U.S. Olympic 3×3 Women’s Basketball Team (8-1) won the gold…

A’ja Wilson leads the U.S. over Nigeria 81-72 in Olympics opener, Sue Bird hits assist mark

A’ja Wilson leads the U.S. over Nigeria 81-72 in Olympics opener, Sue Bird hits assist mark

TV/Streaming Schedule Led by first-time Olympian A’ja Wilson, the U.S. held off a determined Nigerian squad for an 81-72 victory in the first game of the Tokyo Summer Olympics preliminary round for both teams. The victory marked the 50th straight…

USA and Russia begin 3×3 play 2-0, Jill Biden and Macron attend

USA and Russia begin 3×3 play 2-0, Jill Biden and Macron attend

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and French president Emmanuel Macron in the stands to watch the USA vs. France women’s 3×3 game in the Group A pool round #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/K3DwYVbW8C — Hoopfeed.com ? (@hoopfeed) July 24, 2021 The debut of…

Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez selected as flag bearers for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympic Games

Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez selected as flag bearers for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympic Games

Video courtesy USA Basketball Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, and baseball player Eddy Alvarez, a 2014 Olympic silver medalist in speedskating, were picked as the flag bearers for Team USA for the opening ceremony of…

USA runs past Nigeria 93-62  in final exhibition before Tokyo Olympics

USA runs past Nigeria 93-62 in final exhibition before Tokyo Olympics

The USA Women’s National Team ran past Nigeria 93-62 Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas before heading to Tokyo for the Summer Olympics. The win capped a three-game exhibition schedule for Team USA that included losses to Team WNBA during the league’s…

Australian Opals earn comeback win over USA 70-67 in exhibition

Australian Opals earn comeback win over USA 70-67 in exhibition

The Australian Opals upset the U.S. Senior Women’s National Team 70-67 Friday afternoon in an exhibition matchup in Las Vegas. Both teams have tune-ups leading up to the Tokyo Games over the weekend. The U.S. entered the game after losing…

Team WNBA tops Team USA in All-Star Game

Team WNBA tops Team USA in All-Star Game

Team WNBA defeated Team USA 93-85 in the 2021 WNBA All-Star Game, a special edition of the event that featured All-Stars vs. the USA Senior Women’s National Team. First-time All-Star Arike Ogunbowale (Dallas Wings) helped lead Team WNBA to the…

Nineteen athletes to participate in a four-day USA Basketball Women’s National Team minicamp in February

Nineteen athletes to participate in a four-day USA Basketball Women’s National Team minicamp in February

Nineteen athletes are set to participate in a four-day USA Basketball Women’s National Team minicamp, Feb. 4-7, at the University of South Carolina. The last time the team attended a camp was in February 2020. Sylvia Fowles (Minnesota Lynx) Brittney…

International Olympic Committee postpones 2020 Tokyo Games due to coronavirus pandemic

International Olympic Committee postpones 2020 Tokyo Games due to coronavirus pandemic

USA Basketball Statement In a joint statement, the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, announced the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics. Previously, the IOC said it would take up to four weeks to make a decision…

USA Basketball announces Women’s 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament Team

USA Basketball announces Women’s 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament Team

USA Basketball announced the four-member roster for the Women’s 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament Team that will compete in the 2020 FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament March 18-22 in Bengaluru, India The top three finishing teams will earn berths into the…

Katie Lou Samuelson, Ariel Atkins and Tiffany Mitchell added to rosters for upcoming USA Women’s National Team competitions

Katie Lou Samuelson, Ariel Atkins and Tiffany Mitchell added to rosters for upcoming USA Women’s National Team competitions

From an announcement by USA Basketball: Three athletes with previous USA Basketball experience have been added to the USA Women’s National Team rosters for at least a portion of the two collegiate exhibitions and three FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament contests.…

USA Basketball Women’s National Team to play Connecticut, Louisville in 2020

USA Basketball Women’s National Team to play Connecticut, Louisville in 2020

Adding on to their college tour heading into the 2020 Summer Olympics, the USA Basketball Women’s National Team will play Connecticut and Louisville in 2020. The team’s schedule for November 2019 featured Stanford, Oregon State, Texas A&M and Oregon with…

Ogwumike leads USA over Stanford, 95-80, national team kicks off campaign for gold in Tokyo

Ogwumike leads USA over Stanford, 95-80, national team kicks off campaign for gold in Tokyo

Pac-12 to enjoy heightened visibility during USA Basketball November tour; Ogwumike and Clarendon represent STANFORD, Calif. – “It was probably everything that we hoped it would be, Stanford’s very difficult to play against. We got exactly what we needed.” Cheryl…

Allisha Gray added to USA National Team’s November tour roster

Allisha Gray added to USA National Team’s November tour roster

USA Basketball added Dallas Wings guard Allisha Gray to the November roster for the USA’s four-game NCAA tour and three FIBA games in Brazil. She replaces Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne who injured her back during the WNBA Finals…

How long can the USA hang on to the top spot in women’s basketball?

How long can the USA hang on to the top spot in women’s basketball?

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, SPAIN – Are Team USA’s days as the dominant force in the international women’s game numbered? No one is checking the pulse on this All-Star squad quite yet, but the preliminary indications from here in Santa…

USA Basketball 2018 Women’s World Cup Team finalized

USA Basketball 2018 Women’s World Cup Team finalized

The 2018 USA Basketball Women’s World Cup Team was finalized ahead of the Sept. 22-30 FIBA World Cup in Tenerife, Spain. The squad includes a mix of returning veterans, with a combined 23 Olympic and World Cup gold medals and…

NBA TV to televise 2018 USA Women’s National Team’s three domestic exhibition games

NBA TV to televise 2018 USA Women’s National Team’s three domestic exhibition games

2018 USA World Cup Team Training Roster Release from USA Basketball: The 2018 USA Basketball Women’s National Team’s three domestic exhibition games will be televised live on NBA TV, including the USA’s Red-White intrasquad game on Sept. 5 (7 p.m.…

Roster Set for USA Basketball Women’s National Team Camp in Seattle

The roster for the USA Women’s National Team’s April 24-26 training camp in Seattle is set. An exhibition game on April 26 against the China National Team will cap the training camp. The final roster for the exhibition contest will…

Rest in Peace Daedra Charles-Furlow; Lady Vol legend passes away at 49

Rest in Peace Daedra Charles-Furlow; Lady Vol legend passes away at 49

Daedra Charles-Furlow passes away at 49 Olympian.Champion.All American.Legend.Lady Vol. RIP Daedra Charles ? pic.twitter.com/qdhej0fux6 — Kara Lawson (@karalawson20) April 15, 2018 4/17/18 update from Tennessee: A viewing will be held, beginning at 2 p.m., on Friday, April 20, at McFall Funeral Home, located…

Australia’s World University Games Team includes six NCAA athletes and two participants in Opals camp

Australia’s World University Games Team includes six NCAA athletes and two participants in Opals camp

The Emerging Opals, Australia’s team for the upcoming 2017 World University Games, includes six players from NCAA programs. The full roster: Keely Froling (University of Canberra) Darcee Garbin (James Cook University) Megan McKay (Saint Mary’s) Vanessa Panousis (Virginia Tech) Lauren…

USA Basketball Team Selection Committees Picked for 2017-20

USA Basketball announced that the committees which will select coaches and athletes for various USA Basketball teams for the 2017-2020 period are now in place. The committees include representatives from USA Basketball’s constituent organizations, as well as at least one former…

Mercury’s Sandy Brondello named head coach of Australian women’s national team

Mercury’s Sandy Brondello named head coach of Australian women’s national team

Basketball Australia appointed Phoenix Mercury head coach Sandy Brondello to lead the Australian Opals. As a former Opal, Brondello won three straight Olympic medals with the Australian women’s national team. “I am very honored to be selected for the role of Opals…

Dawn Staley named head coach of the USA Basketball Women’s National Team through 2020

Dawn Staley named head coach of the USA Basketball Women’s National Team through 2020

Press conference video || Reactions from Staley’s former coach and teammates USA Basketball announced South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley as the new head coach of the USA Basketball Women’s National Team through 2020. The press conference announcing her appointment was…

#Rio2016: USA wins sixth straight gold, beats Spain 101-72

#Rio2016: USA wins sixth straight gold, beats Spain 101-72

By Cheryl Coward and Lee Michaelson Quotes || Seimone Augustus Video ||  Medal Presenters The USA won its sixth straight Olympic women’s basketball gold medal Saturday afternoon beating Spain 101-72 in the Rio Games. The U.S. finished the competition undefeated at…

#Rio2016: Serbia beats France 70-63 to win bronze

#Rio2016: Serbia beats France 70-63 to win bronze

Quotes RIO DE JANEIRO – In their first-ever Olympic games, the Serbian women’s national team came away with the bronze medal after defeating France early Saturday afternoon, 70-63, in the Rio Games. “For Serbia to win a bronze medal at…