Latest Women's basketball News

Second NCAA gender equity report shows spending disparities

Oct. 26, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

The NCAA spends more on average on male athletes than female ones, particularly when it comes to the “mere handful of championships” viewed as revenue sources, according to a new report. The law firm hired by the NCAA to investigate equity issues released its 153-page...

2-time WNBA executive of year Padover named Atlanta Dream GM

Oct. 26, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Dream have announced the hiring of Dan Padover as general manager and executive vice president of basketball operations, with former interim head coach Darius Taylor taking over as assistant GM. The appointments Monday round out the leadership...

Bueckers, Boston, Clark headline AP preseason All-Americans

Oct. 26, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

Paige Bueckers made history as a freshman and is poised for an even better sophomore season. UConn's sensational guard was the latest Huskies player to be honored as a preseason Associated Press All-America on Tuesday. She was a unanimous choice from the 29-member...

Power returning for many in Northwest following wind storm

Oct. 25, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Thousands of people remained without power Monday afternoon following a strong Pacific storm system that downed trees and power lines. Most of those still without electricity were in the greater Seattle area, where utilities reported a drop Monday from...

Dempsey back as USA Basketball chair; Bird, Durant on board

Oct. 25, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Retired Gen. Martin Dempsey was reelected chairperson of USA Basketball on Monday, while five-time Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird and three-time gold medalist Kevin Durant were among those added to the federation’s board of directors. ...

Tens of thousands without power in WA, OR; 2 killed by tree

Oct. 24, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A strong Pacific storm system that triggered mud flows in wildfire-scarred areas of California also slammed the Washington state and Oregon Sunday, threatening coastal flooding and causing power outages affecting tens of thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest. ...

Ivey, Notre Dame relish role as women's basketball underdog

Oct. 24, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The competitiveness inside Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Niele Ivey was put there by the woman she succeeded, Hall of Famer Muffet McGraw. The 44-year-old Ivey would like nothing better than to put the Fighting Irish back into the NCAA...

Louisville, women's hoops coach agree to contract extension

Oct. 22, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sixth-ranked Louisville and women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz have agreed to a contract extension through 2028. Financial terms were not released. Walz’s previous deal was extended in 2018 through the 2024-25 season. Athletic director Vince...

New coach, similar expectations for Baylor women's hoops

Oct. 21, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Baylor's sideline will look different this season, but the Lady Bears expect similar results after they were picked as the preseason No. 1 team in the Big 12. Coach Kim Mulkey stepped down after last season to take the job at LSU. She led the...

Cunane, No. 5 NC State headline preseason ACC picks

Oct. 20, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Fifth-ranked North Carolina State will open the season as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite, while senior center Elissa Cunane is the preseason player of the year. The ACC on Wednesday released results in voting by the league's 15 head...