South Carolina, Florida State renew rivalry in NCAA tourney

Sports 03/23/19, 15:40

South Carolina and Florida State will meet for the third time in the past five seasons in the NCAA Tournament — only this one is a couple of rounds earlier.The Gamecocks defeated the Seminoles in the Elite Eight in 2015 and 2017 in nip-and-tuck games to reach the Final Four, ...

Missouri, No. 15 South Carolina not focusing on past issues

Basketball 01/20/19, 20:51

Missouri coach Robin Pingeton and South Carolina coach Dawn Staley want the focus of Monday night's matchup solely on the basketball court.That seems impossible given the fiery, racially charged aftermath the last time the women's basketball programs met."I don't foresee anything happening like happened last year" Staley said Sunday.Few could've ...

Rutgers coach Stringer gets 1,000th career win

Basketball 11/13/18, 21:14

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer became the fifth Division I women's basketball coach to win 1,000 games when the Scarlet Knights beat Central Connecticut State 73-44 on Tuesday night.Stringer joined Pat Summitt, Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer and Sylvia Hatchell in the 1,000-victory club. Division II coach Barbara Stevens also has ...

Rutgers women’s basketball coach Stringer nearing 1,000 wins

Basketball 11/12/18, 13:45

When C. Vivian Stringer first started coaching 46 years ago, there weren't many female African-American basketball coaches to turn to for advice. So she looked elsewhere."Everyone that was helping me was men," she said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. "Men like John Chaney, John Thompson, Nolan Richardson ...

Staley switches from US team to college mode with Gamecocks

Basketball 10/04/18, 18:02

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley began fall practice Thursday, hoping her experience leading some of the world's best players to a FIBA World Cup crown can help mold the young Gamecocks into a championship group.Staley was leading practice on campus, just four days after guiding the U.S. national women's basketball ...

Staley guides US to another gold using calm demeanor

Basketball 10/01/18, 03:21

Dawn Staley knows the pressure that comes with coaching USA Basketball. It's gold medal or bust.She experienced it first as a player with the U.S., then as an assistant and now as the team's head coach. She's been successful in each position, helping the Americans win gold."Dawn's demeanor is so ...

US beats Senegal 87-67 in World Cup opener

Basketball 09/24/18, 06:01

U.S. coach Dawn Staley knows her team is a work in progress.With a lack of training time as a group, each game is an opportunity to improve chemistry on the court.The opener against Senegal didn't start out well, with the Americans trailing Senegal by eight points before wearing the African ...

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