Guard Evina Westbrook leaves Tennessee for UConn women

Basketball 05/11/19, 16:01

Former Tennessee guard Evina Westbrook has joined the UConn women's basketball team.UConn said Saturday the 6-footer will have two years of eligibility left.Westbrook led the Lady Vols with 14.9 points and 5.3 assists a game last season while shooting 42%. She started all 64 games in which she played for ...

NCAA’s new APR report shows athletes’ scores remain steady

Sports 05/08/19, 12:21

The latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores show college athletes are continuing to excel in the classroom — though they may be hitting a peak.The most recent statistics, released Wednesday, show this year's overall four-year score matched last year's record high of 983 and that the four-year scores in football, ...

UNC hires Princeton’s Banghart as women’s basketball coach

Basketball 04/30/19, 09:34

North Carolina has hired Princeton's Courtney Banghart as its next women's basketball coach.The school announced Banghart's hiring Tuesday morning after UNC's board of trustees approved terms for a five-year contract for the 40-year-old coach.Banghart went 254-103 in 12 seasons at Princeton, guiding the Tigers to seven Ivy League titles and ...

source: UNC hiring Banghart as women’s basketball coach

Sports 04/29/19, 23:41

North Carolina has reached a deal with Princeton's Courtney Banghart to become the Tar Heels' next women's basketball coach, a person with knowledge of the situation said.The person spoke Monday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school hasn't commented publicly on its search. Terms weren't ...

Trump hosts winning Baylor women’s basketball team

Sports 04/29/19, 16:50

President Donald Trump on Monday hosted the Baylor University women's basketball team in the Oval Office — the team's third visit to the White House as national champions. The Lady Bears, who beat Notre Dame 82-81 earlier this month, were served fast food from Wendy's, McDonald's and Burger King in the ...

APNewsBreak: CBS Sports signs multiyear deal with WNBA

Sports 04/22/19, 11:13

The WNBA is nearly doubling its national TV exposure with a multiyear deal with CBS Sports.CBS Sports Network will broadcast 40 WNBA games beginning next month when the season opens. The Minnesota Lynx vs. the Chicago Sky on May 25 will be the first game on the CBS Sports Network."Through ...

Iowa’s Megan Gustafson wins Honda award for basketball

Sports 04/19/19, 15:28

Megan Gustafson of Iowa has won the Honda Sports Award as the top woman in college basketball.Gustafson led Division I women's basketball with an average of 28 points this season. She owns Iowa records for most career points (2,804) and rebounds (1,460).The 6-foot-3 center from Port Wing, Wisconsin, had 33 ...

UNC’s Hatchell resigns after findings from program review

Sports 04/19/19, 00:12

North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell resigned Thursday after an external review found she had made "racially insensitive" comments and applied "undue influence" regarding players' ability to compete through medical issues.The school issued a release late Thursday announcing the Hall of Famer's resignation and findings from the review by ...

Harper: ‘Women’s basketball needs Tennessee back in there’

Basketball 04/15/19, 14:46

New Tennessee coach Kellie Harper believes it would be good for women's basketball in general to have the Lady Vols competing for titles again.How long that might take depends on how soon Tennessee can improve under Harper, a point guard for three straight Lady Vols national championship teams from 1996-98."Our ...

Mulkey would welcome White House invite for Baylor

Basketball 04/10/19, 21:00

Kim Mulkey would welcome an invitation to the White House if President Donald Trump offered it to Baylor. The president tweeted out his congratulations to the Lady Bears on Monday after they beat Notre Dame in a thrilling championship game the night before. "Congratulations to the Baylor Lady Bears on their amazing ...

Baylor’s title win caps exciting women’s basketball season

Sports 04/08/19, 01:51

Baylor and Notre Dame capped the women's college basketball season with a thrilling championship game.The sport now has had a different champion in the past four years with the Lady Bears edging the Irish 82-81 on Sunday night to win their third title. It's only the second time in ...

Baylor holds off Notre Dame 82-81 for women’s title

Sports 04/07/19, 19:26

Baylor recovered after blowing a 17-point lead and losing a star player, beating Notre Dame 82-81 for the NCAA women's basketball championship Sunday night when 2018 tournament hero Arike Ogunbowale missed a foul shot in the final seconds.Chloe Jackson made a layup to put Baylor ahead with 3.9 seconds left. ...

NCAA women’s attendance at highest level in 15 years

Basketball 04/07/19, 14:46

Fans flocked to the women's NCAA Tournament, which had its highest attendance in over 15 years.Nearly 275,000 people attended the NCAAs which ranked eighth all-time, including an expected crowd of over 20,000 for the title game between Baylor and Notre Dame on Sunday night."We've had a really great championship. Our ...

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 ...

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 ...

Attorney defends UNC’s Hatchell amid player complaints

Basketball 04/05/19, 00:20

The attorney for North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell says players misconstrued comments she made as racist and that she wouldn't try to force someone to play without clearance from medical staff.Wade Smith made the comments Thursday to The Washington Post and The News & Observer of Raleigh.The 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 ...

awards: Gustafson player of year, Mulkey coach of year

Sports 04/04/19, 15:51

Megan Gustafson rewrote the women's basketball record book at Iowa.The 6-foot-3 center led the nation in scoring for the second straight season, averaging 27.9 points, and became the fourth player to reach 1,000 points in a year. On Thursday, she won The Associated Press women's college basketball player of the ...

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 ...

Coaches are changing the way they communicate with players

Sports 04/03/19, 17:08

It seems as if almost every week another coach is getting accused of abuse by their players.Georgia Tech, North Carolina, and now Northern Kentucky are the latest schools to generate headlines over the past month. Women's basketball coaches have started to change the way they communicate with their players out ...

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