Latest Women's college basketball News

UConn football coach unsure of future after move from AAC

Jun. 26, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn football coach Randy Edsall says he doesn't know where his team will end up once the school leaves the American Athletic Conference. Edsall issued a statement Wednesday as the school's Board of Trustees discussed an invitation to move most of the school's athletic teams from the...

Former UCLA gymnast Ohashi to make pro debut at Aurora Games

Jun. 26, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi will perform in the inaugural Aurora Games, an all-women's sports and entertainment festival. It's the first professional competition for the 22-year-old Ohashi, who finished college with 11 perfect 10s. She helped UCLA win the 2018 NCAA team...

Smith revitalized for Cal coaching job after Liberty stint

Jun. 25, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer once told Charmin Smith coaching would absolutely be in her future. Smith didn't see it at the time. Pursuing an engineering career had become her backup plan after Smith got cut from the WNBA when "someone named Sue Bird came in to the...

Baylor women to host Georgia as part of Big 12/SEC Challenge

Jun. 24, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Defending national champion Baylor will host Georgia on Dec. 4 as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge women's basketball event. The Southeastern Conference and Big 12 released the pairings for the event on Monday. Texas Tech hosts Mississippi in the other Dec. 4 Big 12/SEC Challenge game....

AP source: Big East votes to invite UConn to rejoin

Jun. 24, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The presidents of the schools in the Big East voted Monday to extend an invitation to UConn to rejoin the conference for basketball and other sports. A person with firsthand knowledge confirmed that the schools' presidents voted by conference call on Monday morning. That person...

Ex-Kentucky center Dorie Harrison transferring to Lipscomb

Jun. 24, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Kentucky center Dorie Harrison is transferring to Lipscomb. Lipscomb announced Monday that it was adding Harrison, who sat out the 2018-19 season for unspecified personal health reasons. The move represents a homecoming for the 6-foot-3 Harrison, who graduated from Hillsboro...

AP sources: UConn in talks to move back into Big East

Jun. 22, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A University of Connecticut official says the school is working to leave the American Athletic Conference and return to the Big East for basketball and other sports. The official confirmed Saturday that there have been talks with the Big East, but said they were not aware any...

California hires familiar face in Charmin Smith as coach

Jun. 21, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California found a familiar face in Charmin Smith to replace Lindsay Gottlieb as women's basketball coach. Smith returns to a campus where she most recently served as associate head coach since 2012 before joining the WNBA's New York Liberty as an assistant coach in April. Gottlieb...

Arizona signs women's coach Adia Barnes through 2024

Jun. 14, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has signed women's basketball coach Adia Barnes to a contract extension through 2024. The school announced Barnes' extension Friday after the contract was approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. The leading scorer in Arizona history, Barnes returned to coach her alma mater in...

Penicheiro, Riley Hunter headline Hall of Fame class

Jun. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ruth Riley Hunter says her journey to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame began in front of her television set more than a quarter-century ago. Ticha Penicheiro's own dream started when she received a basketball from her parents when she was 6. Both entered the Hall of Fame on...