Latest Women's college basketball News

ETSU hires Brenda Mock Brown as new women's hoops coach

Aug. 08, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State hired Brenda Mock Brown as the Buccaneers' new women's basketball coach Monday, one week after announcing Simon Harris was being fired over Title IX issues in his lone season. Interim athletic director Richard Sander announced...

NCAA hoops leagues grapple with unequal pay for women's refs

Aug. 05, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

The NCAA earned praise last year when it agreed to pay referees at its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments equally. The gesture only cost about $100,000, a tiny fraction of the roughly $900 million networks pay annually to broadcast March Madness. Now, as the NCAA examines...

NCAA will have 2 regional sites for 2023 women's tournament

Aug. 05, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

The NCAA Tournament for women’s basketball is going to a two-host format for its regional rounds next year with eight teams apiece playing in Seattle and Greenville, South Carolina. Each of those sites will host two regional semifinal games March 24 and two more on March 25. Each...

UConn's Bueckers suffers torn ACL, will miss upcoming season

Aug. 03, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women’s basketball star Paige Bueckers tore the ACL in her left knee during a pickup game and will miss the entire 2022-23 season, the school announced Wednesday. UConn said in a statement that Bueckers suffered the injury Monday and underwent an MRI...

ETSU AD resigns, women's coach fired for Title IX complaints

Aug. 01, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State athletic director Scott Carter resigned Monday, while the Bucs announced they plan to fire women's basketball coach Simon Harris over Title IX complaints in his lone season. Harris was suspended Monday with pay until his firing...

K-State women's hoops coach Mittie agrees to extension

Jul. 22, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie agreed to a two-year extension Friday that will pay him $2,745,000 in base salary over the next four years and includes several potentially lucrative bonus provisions. Mittie will be entering his ninth season...

Rapinoe, King urge freedom for Brittney Griner at The ESPYS

Jul. 21, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Soccer player Megan Rapinoe admonished her fellow athletes for not doing enough to speak out and encouraged them to support detained WNBA star Brittney Griner at The ESPYS on Wednesday night. Griner was arrested in Russia in February after customs officials said...

Gamecocks' Aliyah Boston: Turned down late invite by ESPYS

Jul. 20, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Consensus college women's basketball player of the year Aliyah Boston turned down a late invitation to the ESPYS awards show, saying the offer was even more hurtful than not being asked to attend. Boston helped the South Carolina Gamecocks win the NCAA title...

Report: NCAA makes progress on gender inequality at tourneys

Jul. 20, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

The NCAA has adequately addressed nine of 23 recommendations for creating comparable NCAA Tournament experiences for men's and women's basketball players, according to a progress report released Wednesday. College sports' largest governing body hired a third party to evaluate its...

Staley upset Gamecocks' Aliyah Boston not invited to ESPYs

Jul. 18, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Dawn Staley has called out ESPN and its ESPY awards show for not inviting national player of the year Aliyah Boston to its ceremonies on Wednesday night. Staley mused publicly on social media how the people who planning the ceremonies decided...