Latest Women's college basketball News

Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick receives contract extension

Aug. 10, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee women's basketball coach Holly Warlick has received a three-year contract extension as well as a $25,000 raise. Athletic director Phillip Fulmer announced Friday that Warlick's contract now runs through the 2021-22 season. Warlick's deal was set to expire at the end of the...

Column: Advice to Aces should be to show up and play

Aug. 7, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

The WNBA's Las Vegas Aces thought they'd make a statement by refusing to play a game because they were tired from a long day of travel. It didn't quite turn out like they planned. The team ended up forfeiting the game, which could very well cost it a spot in the playoffs. And the conversation that players wanted...

Marquette forward Tori McCoy seeks kidney transplant

Aug. 7, 2018 6:19 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — This was supposed to be the year Tori McCoy finally got to play basketball at Marquette. The plan in May 2017 when she transferred from Ohio State was to suit up in blue and gold this fall following a redshirt season. For now, basketball is on hold. A rare kidney disease led doctors to...

Brown University coach charged with assaulting her husband

Aug. 3, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The women's basketball coach at Brown University has been charged with assaulting her husband. Sarah Behn was arraigned Monday on a charge of assault and battery on a family or household member, according to Wrentham District Court. The Providence Journal reports a police report...

Rested Angel McCoughtry, Dream on a roll at All-Star break

Jul. 25, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry says she is in a better place. And with her back in the Atlanta lineup after taking a year off from the WNBA, so are the Dream. The 6-foot-1, 31-year is playing for a new coach and with a host of new teammates. Together, they are the hottest team in the league, winning a...

Once upon a time these women ruled basketball in Canada

Jul. 24, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — They were basketball's version of "A League of Their Own," a group of trailblazing women who dominated Canadian basketball for a quarter century. Kay MacBeth, the last surviving member of the Edmonton Graduates, died Saturday at 96. "It's really an end of an era," granddaughter Christin...

ACC's all-time leading women's scorer Kennedy-Dixon dies

Jul. 23, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Barbara Kennedy-Dixon, the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time scoring and rebounding leader and a longtime Clemson administrator after her playing days there, has died. She was 58. The school announced the death of Kennedy-Dixon on Monday. Kennedy-Dixon played for Clemson from...

Former Penn St women's hoops coach Rene Portland dies at 65

Jul. 22, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

Rene Portland, who built Penn State into a women's basketball powerhouse during a 27-year tenure, has died after a three-year fight with cancer. She was 65. D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall in Pennsylvania confirmed her death Sunday. Portland coached the Lady Lions' first All-Americans, achieved their first...

New Mexico regents move forward with cutting sports

Jul. 19, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Board of Regents at New Mexico's flagship university voted Thursday to eliminate four sports teams and make other changes to its troubled athletic department to address persistent budget problems and failures to meet federal gender equity requirements under Title IX. University...

NCAA announces women's regional hoops sites for 2021, 2022

Jul. 18, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington, will be a host site for NCAA women's basketball regionals in 2021 and 2022. The NCAA announced regional sites for both years on Wednesday. Other hosts for 2021 are Times Union Center in Albany, New York, H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas, near Austin, and Cintas...