Mulkey mixes family with winning big at Baylor

Sports 04/06/19, 14:48

Kim Mulkey climbed the steps to the dais at the Final Four, six-month-old grandson Kannon Reid in tow, and the baby's proud mother watching from the side.Family has always been important to one of the nation's most successful women's college basketball coaches, though never more than the past couple of ...

Irish one win away from joining exclusive back-to-back club

Sports 04/06/19, 14:29

It's been a somewhat difficult road back to the title game for Muffet McGraw and Notre Dame.The Fighting Irish, who face Baylor on Sunday night for the NCAA title, came into the season as the favorites to repeat as champions, with nearly everyone back from last season's team. McGraw admitted ...

Notre Dame and Baylor to meet in Sunday’s title game

Basketball 04/05/19, 23:22

Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw is excited that Sunday's night championship game will have two women coaches.The Fighting Irish will be looking to join UConn, Tennessee and Southern Cal in winning consecutive titles during the NCAA era against Baylor.It will be the first championship game since 2012 when both coaches ...

Notre Dame and Baylor to meet in Sunday’s title game

Basketball 04/05/19, 22:42

Notre Dame will be looking to join UConn, Tennessee and Southern Cal in winning consecutive national championships during the NCAA era in Sunday night's title game against Baylor.It will also be the first championship game since 2012 when both coaches — Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw and Baylor's Kim Mulkey — ...

Ogunbowale, Irish rally, top UConn 81-76, now play for title

Sports 04/05/19, 22:29

Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points and led Notre Dame's rally from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter as the defending champion Irish beat UConn 81-76 Friday night to return to the title game.The Irish will face Baylor for the crown Sunday night, trying to become the fourth different school ...

Notre Dame’s McGraw wants more women in positions of power

Sports 04/04/19, 16:36

Muffet McGraw says it's time for more women in positions of power in all walks of life, including women's basketball."When you look at men's basketball, 99% of the jobs go to men, why shouldn't 100 or 99% of the jobs in women's basketball go to women?" the Notre Dame women's ...

Notre Dame’s McGraw wants more women in positions of power

Basketball 04/04/19, 14:23

Muffet McGraw says it's time for more women in positions of power in all walks of life, including women's basketball."When you look at men's basketball, 99% of the jobs go to men, why shouldn't 100 or 99% of the jobs in women's basketball go to women?" the Notre Dame women's ...

Hall of Fame coaches McGraw, VanDerveer meet in NCAA tourney

Sports 04/01/19, 08:54

Defending national champion Notre Dame and Stanford have Hall of Fame coaches in Muffet McGraw and Tara VanDerveer and successful traditions that include two NCAA titles for each program.Even though they followed similar paths, they went years without meeting. But lately, they keep bumping into each other.Notre Dame and Stanford ...

TIPPING OFF: Other half of Final Four to be decided

Sports 04/01/19, 02:52

Half of the Final Four is set and the other two teams will be decided Monday night.UConn extended its record run of consecutive appearances in the Final Four to 12 and Oregon reached its first national semifinal with victories on Sunday.Notre Dame, Baylor, Stanford and Iowa will try to join ...

TIPPING OFF: Women’s Elite Eight features all top seeds

Sports 03/31/19, 01:45

The cream of women's basketball has risen to the top.For the fourth time since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams, all the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds advanced to the regional finals.It last happened in 2012, when Baylor won the national championship. The Lady Bears are in position to ...

Ogunbowale and Young show way as Irish rout MSU, 91-63

Basketball 03/25/19, 21:50

Coach Muffet McGraw, top-seed Notre Dame and the home fans held their collective breaths when Jackie Young lost hers during Monday's 91-63 victory over No. 9 Michigan State in a second-round NCAA Chicago Regional game."I'm fine, just a hard foul, nothing to worry about - that's just basketball," said Young, ...

Ogunbowale leads No. 1 Notre Dame over Boston College 92-63

Sports 01/20/19, 16:28

Final Four MVP Arike Ogunbowale knows No. 1 Notre Dame needs to clean up its act if it hopes to defend its NCAA championship."We weren't focused taking care of the ball today," Ogunbowale said after scoring 24 points to lead all five starters in double figures as the Fighting Irish ...

Mabrey, Ogunbowale lead No. 2 Notre Dame over Pitt 100-44

Basketball 01/03/19, 22:20

A game after getting her 900th career coaching victory, Muffet McGraw thought defending NCAA champion Notre Dame played its best game of the season in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener against Pittsburgh."The best game we've played the whole year," McGraw said after Marina Mabrey scored 20 points and Arike Ogunbowale ...

Top 5 unchanged in women’s hoops poll, UConn still No. 1

Basketball 12/31/18, 13:07

UConn, Notre Dame and Louisville remain the top three teams in The Associated Press women's basketball poll.With most teams taking a break for the holidays, there wasn't much movement in the Top 25 poll Monday. The only change in the first 10 teams was Mississippi State and Baylor exchanging places ...

McGraw earns 900th victory; Ionescu meets Curry

Sports 12/31/18, 02:39

Muffet McGraw earned a milestone win against the school where she got her coaching start.McGraw became the fourth-fastest coach to reach 900 victories on Sunday when No. 2 Notre Dame beat Lehigh 95-68. McGraw only needed 1,172 games to reach the milestone. Only Geno Auriemma (1,034), Pat Summit (1,072) and ...

Ogunbowale scores 23 as Notre Dame’s McGraw wins 900th

Basketball 12/30/18, 15:18

Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points, Marina Mabrey added 19, and Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw earned her 900th career victory as the second-ranked Fighting Irish beat Lehigh 95-68 on Sunday.McGraw, now 900-272 overall, is 812-231 in her 32nd season at Notre Dame, where she won NCAA titles in 2001 and ...

Ogunbowale, Notre Dame bounce back, topping Toledo 72-56

Sports 12/08/18, 15:01

Arike Ogunbowale scored 22 points as No. 2 Notre Dame topped Toledo 72-56 on Saturday, bouncing back after its loss to Connecticut last weekend.Jessica Shepard scored 16 points and had eight rebounds. Jackie Young had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Irish (8-1), who pulled away after leading by ...

No. 2 Huskies take early lead, dominate No. 1 Irish 89-71

Sports 12/02/18, 18:14

Freshman Christyn Williams scored a career-high 28 points on 11-of-16 shooting and No. 2 Connecticut never lost the lead after the 6:36 mark of the first quarter in dominating No. 1 Notre Dame 89-71 on Sunday.All-American Katie Lou Samuelson, who was held scoreless by the Irish in the first half, ...

Irish and Huskies ready for latest chapter of rivalry

Basketball 12/01/18, 03:19

There's been no better and more entertaining rivalry in women's college basketball over the past decade than the one between Notre Dame and UConn.From Breanna Stewart's dominance of the Irish in the Final Four while UConn won four straight national championships to Arike Ogunbowale's last-second shot in overtime of the ...

Ogunbowale scores 30 as No. 1 Irish rout No. 14 Iowa 105-71

Basketball 11/29/18, 22:27

After routing Iowa, Arike Ogunbowale and No. 1 Notre Dame can now turn their attention to their showdown Sunday with No. 2 UConn."It's one of the best rivalries in college basketball," said Ogunbowale after she scored 30 points and her fellow starters all finished in double figures as the Irish ...

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