Latest Women's college basketball News

Staley preps for USA national team camp, FIBA tournament

Sep. 13, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley is ready to coach the game's best, just not yet. Staley, the U.S. national women's coach and head coach at South Carolina, will leave Monday for Miami for a quick mini-cap before the Americans head to Puerto Rico for the FIBA AmeriCup. It's a 10-team, weeklong event among...

Former Holy Cross coach, fired after 34 years, sues school

Sep. 13, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The former coach of the Holy Cross women's basketball team who was fired in March after 34 years has sued the school, alleging breach of contract, defamation, age discrimination, infliction of emotional distress and other wrongdoing. The Telegram & Gazette reports that Bill...

Kamie Ethridge 1st women's sports jersey retired at Texas

Sep. 4, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas will retire the No. 33 jersey of women's basketball player Kamie Ethridge, the first time the school has so honored a female athlete. The university announced Wednesday that her jersey will be retired at halftime of Saturday night's football game between No. 6...

Hall of Fame assists renewal of Tennessee-UConn rivalry

Sep. 3, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is renewing the women's basketball rivalry between UConn and Tennessee and will sponsor a two-year series. The Hall of Fame said Tuesday the first game will be Jan. 23, 2020, at the XL Center in Hartford, with a return game in...

Mississippi to start selling beer at home games on Oct. 19

Aug. 30, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will wait until the second half of the season to join the list of Southeastern Conference schools selling beer at home football games. School officials announced Friday that beer sales at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will begin Oct. 19 against Texas A&M. Beer also will be...

Everywhere she looks, McGraw sees changes at Notre Dame

Aug. 26, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Muffet McGraw can't wait to get started on what some believe could be her most challenging season at Notre Dame. Three days after her defending NCAA champions suffered an 82-81 setback to Baylor in the NCAA championship game in April, McGraw saw all five starters, led by junior...

Safe Bet: Vegas set to bid to host numerous NCAA events

Aug. 26, 2019 2:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas is going to take a chance on hosting major college sporting events. The city is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA championship events, including women's basketball. The NCAA will start accepting bids Monday on nearly two dozen sports championships over all three...

NCAA grants waiver for Mississippi State's Jordan Danberry

Aug. 20, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State guard Jordan Danberry has received a waiver allowing her to play for the Bulldogs as a graduate student this season. Danberry enrolled at Mississippi State in January 2017 after playing six games for Arkansas as a sophomore. She sat out the rest of that season...

Syracuse basketball star perseveres in breast cancer fight

Aug. 20, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The question "Why me?" has entered her mind, but Tiana Mangakahia knows these things happen all the time. The 24-year-old star point guard for the Syracuse women's basketball team was diagnosed with breast cancer about two months ago, and now she is halfway through chemotherapy....

Tar Heels' Church goes viral with video of back-to-basket 3s

Aug. 13, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Leah Church apparently doesn't need to even see the basket to hit 3-pointers. In a video posted Saturday on social media , the junior guard hit three consecutive long 3s while shooting over her head with her back to the basket. The viral clip has more than 1...