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Louisville, women's hoops coach agree to contract extension

Oct. 22, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sixth-ranked Louisville and women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz have agreed to a contract extension through 2028. Financial terms were not released. Walz’s previous deal was extended in 2018 through the 2024-25 season. Athletic director Vince...

New coach, similar expectations for Baylor women's hoops

Oct. 21, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Baylor's sideline will look different this season, but the Lady Bears expect similar results after they were picked as the preseason No. 1 team in the Big 12. Coach Kim Mulkey stepped down after last season to take the job at LSU. She led the...

Cunane, No. 5 NC State headline preseason ACC picks

Oct. 20, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Fifth-ranked North Carolina State will open the season as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite, while senior center Elissa Cunane is the preseason player of the year. The ACC on Wednesday released results in voting by the league's 15 head...

Coach for AAU basketball team founded by WNBA player charged

Oct. 19, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A coach in an AAU girl's basketball program founded by a former WNBA player was charged Tuesday with child enticement for the alleged sexual abuse of three players. Danny Lawhorn, 30, of Hartford, who was already in custody on state charges of...

Chicago celebrates WNBA champion Sky with parade

Oct. 19, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago turned out Tuesday for a parade celebrating the WNBA champion Sky, bringing a big smile to the city celebrating its first world championship since 2016. Fans lined Michigan Avenue to cheer on the Sky after they beat the Phoenix Mercury 80-74...

Mercury fined $10K for violating WNBA's media access rules

Oct. 19, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury were fined $10,000 on Tuesday by the WNBA for violating the league's rules on postgame media interview access following Game 4 of the WNBA Finals. The Mercury's players — including stars Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and Skylar...

Fairfield coach Joe Frager to retire after this season

Oct. 19, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Fairfield women's basketball coach Joe Frager announced Tuesday that he will retire after this season, his 24th in college basketball and 15th at Fairfield. Frager, who also coached for nine years at Southern Connecticut, cited health reasons in...

UConn sweeps Big East preseason women's basketball awards

Oct. 19, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paige Bueckers and second-ranked UConn keep picking up the preseason accolades. The sensational sophomore was the unanimous choice by the Big East coaches for the player of the year Tuesday. Her team, to no surprise was the unilateral pick to win the...

South Carolina, UConn, Stanford women top preseason Top 25

Oct. 19, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

Dawn Staley and South Carolina are back in a familiar spot: No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 women's basketball poll. It's the second consecutive season that the Gamecocks are the preseason favorite. “With who we brought back and who added for...

WNBA looks ahead to 2022 season with potential changes

Oct. 18, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

Candace Parker made the biggest move last offseason choosing to return home to Chicago. The decision paid off as the WNBA star led the Sky to the franchise's first championship. Chicago will have choices to make if it wants to become the first repeat champion since the...