Latest Women's college basketball News

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...

USA women's team to hold camp, exhibition in South Carolina

Jul. 18, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. women's national team will get ready for the FIBA Basketball World Cup with a training camp and exhibition game at Colonial Life Arena. The Americans are led by South Carolina coach and three-time Olympic gold medalist Dawn Staley. The women's team will convene at South...

Syracuse women's basketball coach gets contract extension

Jul. 17, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse women's basketball coach Quentin Hillsman has agreed to a contract extension through 2024. The school on Tuesday did not disclose financial terms. Hillsman has a 263-136 record in 12 years. He has led the Orange to the NCAA Tournament seven times, including a run to the...

New AD taking charge at Michigan St: 'We must do better'

Jul. 16, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The new athletic director at Michigan State faces issues beyond just trying to win games and compete for championships. That much is obvious, and Bill Beekman acknowledged it. "The last several years have been among the darkest in our history," Beekman said. "Among the over 300...

Bowlsby has reasons to feel bullish about Big 12 Conference

Jul. 16, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Bob Bowlsby never bought into the negative perceptions some have about the Big 12, and these days the commissioner has plenty of reasons to feel bullish about his league. Even more money is coming into the Big 12, the smallest of the Power Five conferences with only 10 schools, and...

AP source: Michigan State set to hire Bill Beekman as AD

Jul. 14, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

Michigan State is set to hire Bill Beekman as athletic director, a person with knowledge of the decision said Saturday. Beekman has been the interim head of the troubled athletic department since early February. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. Beekman took over on...

Kim Barnes Arico receives extension through 2023 at Michigan

Jul. 12, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan women's basketball coach Kim Barnes Arico has agreed to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season. Athletic director Warde Manuel announced the deal on Thursday, saying he looks forward to her continued leadership. Barnes Arico is 134-73 at Michigan and has reached...

Changing of the guard: Gamecocks look to backcourt success

Jul. 10, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is changing its approach this season, turning to its deep group of guards to keep the four-time Southeastern Conference Tournament champions on top. Coach Dawn Staley led the team to a national title in 2017, largely with a run of players like Alaina Coates and last...

Text of President Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh remarks

Jul. 9, 2018 10:22 PM EDT

Text of President Donald Trump's announcement of judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee, and Kavanaugh's remarks. __ TRUMP: My fellow Americans, tonight I speak to you from the East Room of the White House regarding one of the most profound responsibilities of the president of the United States, and...