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 ...

National champion Baylor women set for White House visit

Sports 04/24/19, 14:28

National champion Baylor has accepted an invitation to visit the White House next week. The school said Wednesday that coach Kim Mulkey and the Lady Bears are scheduled to be in Washington on Monday to celebrate their third national championship. They are expected to visit with President Donald Trump. Mulkey and her ...

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 ...

Ex-Lady Vol Kellie Harper returns to her alma mater as coach

Basketball 04/09/19, 16:17

Kellie Harper is returning to Tennessee with hopes of rejuvenating one of the biggest brand names in women's college basketball, two decades after playing on three consecutive Lady Vols national championship teams.Tennessee announced Tuesday it has hired Harper as coach. She will make $750,000 per year.Harper, who just coached Missouri ...

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 ...

Notre Dame’s repeat bid falls short on Ogunbowale’s miss

Sports 04/07/19, 21:19

Notre Dame's chances of repeating as national champions no longer a possibility, Arike Ogunbowale doubled over in disappointment.The Fighting Irish star, a year removed from hitting the winning jumper for a national title, went to the foul line for two shots with 1.9 seconds left and an opportunity to tie ...

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. ...

Baylor’s Lauren Cox leaves NCAA title game with leg injury

Sports 04/07/19, 19:04

Baylor star Lauren Cox has been taken off the court in a wheelchair with an apparent left knee injury during the third quarter of the NCAA women's national championship game against Notre Dame.The Lady Bears, seeking their third national title, led 62-50 with 1:22 remaining Sunday night when Cox was ...

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 ...

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 ...

Brown, Cox lead Baylor over Oregon 72-67 into women’s final

Sports 04/05/19, 20:20

Kalani Brown scored 22 points and Lauren Cox added 21 as Baylor held off Final Four newcomer Oregon 72-67 Friday night to reach the women's championship game for the first time since 2012.The Lady Bears (36-1) won their 28th straight game, exerting themselves defensively down the stretch. Chloe Jackson delivered ...

UConn, Notre Dame set to renew their rivalry at Final Four

Sports 04/05/19, 02:35

There's a different vibe around Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies at this year's Final Four. Unlike the previous two years, they don't have the burden of a record winning streak or an unbeaten season.One thing is familiar for the Huskies, however: They have to beat rival Notre Dame to ...

Analysis: Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb breaks down Final Four

Sports 04/05/19, 02:13

Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb faced three of the four women's Final Four participants this season. Here, she breaks down the matchups of the NCAA Tournament semifinal games for The Associated Press:This might be the most competitive Final Four we've had in many years with no clear-cut favorite heading into it. ...

Baylor-Oregon: Final 4 matchup of contrasting styles

Sports 04/04/19, 18:02

Kim Mulkey rejects the notion that being the No. 1 overall seed makes Baylor the team to beat in the women's Final Four.The Lady Bears (35-1), who are riding a 27-game winning streak and have trounced four opponents in the NCAA Tournament by an average of 38 points, face Final ...

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 ...

‘Easy to coach’ – Fun for Baylor all the way to Final Four

Sports 04/03/19, 17:11

There are times when Kim Mulkey — an intense, championship-winning point guard who is just as intense as a coach — will be challenging her Baylor players or getting on them about something when one of the young guards suddenly lightens the mood in the locker room."In the middle of ...

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 ...

Penn State hires Kieger as women’s basketball coach

Basketball 04/03/19, 16:43

Penn State hired Carolyn Kieger as its women's basketball coach on Wednesday after she led Marquette to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments.Kieger, a 2006 Marquette graduate, was 99-64 in five seasons with the Golden Eagles. The team reached the round of 32 the past two seasons, falling 78-76 to Texas A&M ...

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