Wide-open race for women’s basketball player of year

Sports 02/27/19, 02:30

With a few weeks left in the regular season, the college women's basketball player of the year race is wide open.Take your pick. There's a little bit of something for everyone with talented post players, guards and wings.Usually at this point in the season, there's a clear-cut choice for player ...

Auriemma to miss 2nd consecutive game due to illness

Basketball 02/26/19, 10:49

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma says he will miss his second consecutive game with a stomach virus.The second-ranked Huskies (25-2, 13-0 American Athletic Conference) face Wichita State on the road Tuesday night.The Hall of Famer issued a statement saying he is expects to be back on the sideline Saturday ...

No. 3 UConn handles Tulsa; Auriemma misses game with illness

Basketball 02/24/19, 17:24

Megan Walker scored 21 points and No. 3 UConn, playing without Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma, rolled to a 68-49 victory over Tulsa on Sunday.Auriemma missed the game with an illness. He did not travel with the Huskies for the opener of a two-game trip, but hopes to return ...

Homegrown talent has helped Rice ascend into the Top 25

Basketball 02/19/19, 02:14

Tina Langley has turned the Rice women's basketball team into a Top 25 program using homegrown talent.More than half the roster is from Texas and many players grew up within 30 minutes of the university, playing together in high school or on club teams."It's nice to represent Houston in that ...

Rice women ranked for first time in school history

Basketball 02/18/19, 13:02

Buoyed by the second-longest winning streak in the country, Rice has entered The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first time in school history.The Owls have won 15 straight games and are ranked 25th in Monday's poll.Baylor remained the top team in the country, garnering 26 of the 28 ...

Women’s basketball teams honor cancer survivors

Sports 02/18/19, 02:15

Women's basketball teams across the country found many different ways to honor cancer survivors this week as part of the Play4Kay initiative.Texas A&M and Iowa had their players wear names on their jerseys of people who had touched their lives and battled cancer.Aggies coach Gary Blair had a jersey with ...

Postseason prospects for SEC women’s teams on shaky ground

Basketball 02/15/19, 16:55

This hasn't been a typical season for Southeastern Conference women's basketball, and the league could feel the consequences when the NCAA Tournament bracket comes out.When the Division I Women's Basketball Committee offered its early projections of the top 16 NCAA Tournament seeds this week, No. 5 Mississippi State (22-2, 10-1 ...

South Dakota ranked for first time in school history

Sports 02/11/19, 13:02

South Dakota is ranked in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first time in school history.The 25th-ranked Coyotes (22-3) have won nine straight games and are off to the school's best start since moving up to Division I in 2008.Baylor is still No. 1 on Monday, receiving 22 ...

Big 12 events receive approval for sponsorship increase

Basketball 02/05/19, 19:58

An Oklahoma City event sponsorship committee is distributing more funds for Big 12 Conference events this year than in the past.The Convention and Visitors Bureau's event sponsorship committee on Feb. 1 approved an increase in subsidies for Big 12 women's basketball to help with marketing and to boost the city's ...

UConn falls to 5th in women’s Top 25; Louisville is No. 2

Sports 02/04/19, 13:04

UConn has dropped to fifth in The Associated Press women's basketball poll — its lowest ranking in nearly 12 years — after suffering its second loss of the season.The Huskies (19-2) lost to then-No. 3 Louisville last week and fell to their worst ranking since Feb. 12, 2007. UConn moved ...

Cardinal Moment: Jeff Walz and Louisville finally beat UConn

Sports 02/01/19, 02:04

Jeff Walz has had some really good teams at Louisville since taking over the Cardinals program in 2007.They've made three trips to the Final Four and appeared in the title game twice. Yet in his 12 years at the school, Walz and his Cardinals never could find a way to ...

Kristine Anigwe’s growth on, off the court leads Cal women

Sports 01/30/19, 13:25

Kristine Anigwe hops onto the trainer's table after practice, grabs a pair of scissors and quickly cuts off the athletic tape that supported her right ankle through another day as one of the top women's basketball players in the nation. Moments later, she lowers her 6-foot-4 frame into an ice ...

Baylor replaces Notre Dame atop women’s basketball poll

Basketball 01/28/19, 13:03

Baylor is No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll for the first time nearly six years.The Lady Bears (17-1) ascended to the top spot after then-No. 1 Notre Dame lost to unranked North Carolina on Sunday. Baylor, which received 24 of 28 first-place votes Monday from a ...

South Dakota family bonds over basketball

Basketball 01/28/19, 01:05

Jay and Dawn Plitzuweit met at a senior high school basketball all-star game in Wisconsin when they were both getting ready to go off to college. Given how things have gone for their family since then, this part of the story seems too good to be true.Dawn, the women's basketball ...

Duke women’s hoops holding ‘Mental Wealth Day’

Basketball 01/26/19, 15:31

Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie was attending the funeral of an ex-teammate's daughter who died by suicide when she knew she had to do something.McCallie and the Blue Devils are hosting what they say is women's college basketball's first "Mental Wealth Day" before and during their game against No. 13 ...

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 ...

No. 2 Louisville looks to make history vs No. 1 Notre Dame

Basketball 01/09/19, 16:30

No. 2 Louisville looks to make history if the Cardinals can continue their recent mastery of top-ranked Notre Dame.The unbeaten Cardinals can achieve their first-ever No. 1 ranking in women's basketball by running the table this week against the defending champion Irish and Georgia Tech. It would be the next ...

Irish narrowly hold top spot in women’s basketball poll

Football 01/08/19, 02:36

For the first time in a long time, a handful of teams could make an argument to be No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll.Over the past decade there really hasn't been too much debate each week over who should hold the top spot. Only five teams have ...

Notre Dame back at No. 1 in women’s basketball poll

Sports 01/07/19, 13:03

Notre Dame has returned to No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll.The Fighting Irish, who started the season as the top team, moved up one spot after UConn lost to then-No. 8 Baylor on Thursday night. The Huskies handed the Irish their only loss of the season in ...

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