Latest Women's college basketball News

Nebraska takes step to creating Memorial Stadium of future

Sep. 22, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With Memorial Stadium on the cusp of its 100th anniversary, the Nebraska athletic department on Thursday set the stage for a massive renovation that will make the venue more fan friendly for decades to come. University leaders also announced a new multimedia...

Kentucky's Tionna Herron recovering from open-heart surgery

Sep. 20, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach Kyra Elzy says freshman Tionna Herron is recovering from open-heart surgery to correct a structural abnormality. The 6-foot-4 post player learned of her condition after arriving at school in June and received other opinions before surgery was...

Supply chain woes delay sports betting at Hartford arena

Sep. 10, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Sports fans won’t be able to place bets at Hartford’s XL Center until next spring. Officials told the Hartford Courant that delays in receiving crucial construction components due to global supply chain issues is to blame, and that the project isn't...

Dream's McDonald returning to Arizona to coach under Barnes

Sep. 08, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Atlanta Dream guard Aari McDonald is returning to Arizona to work under coach Adia Barnes. The school announced Thursday that McDonald will serve as director of recruiting operations while continuing to fulfill her WNBA commitments. She will oversee all...

Iowa hires Ball State's Goetz as deputy athletic director

Sep. 07, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Ball State athletic director Beth Goetz will become Iowa's deputy athletic director and chief operating officer. Iowa athletic director Gary Barta announced Wednesday that Goez would replace Barbara Burke, who will retire next spring. Goetz...

Staley: Worried about possible slurs toward players vs. BYU

Sep. 04, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Dawn Staley said she did not want her players in line for any verbal abuse at BYU, which is why she chose to call off the schools' home-and-home series. When Staley heard the account of Duke volleyball player Rachel Richardson's experience...

South Carolina, Staley cancel BYU games over racial incident

Sep. 02, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina and women's basketball coach Dawn Staley have canceled a home-and-home series with BYU over a recent racial incident where a Cougars fan yelled slurs at a Duke volleyball player. The Gamecocks were scheduled to start the season at home against...

Star guard Paige Bueckers plans to play for UConn in 2023-24

Sep. 02, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Paige Bueckers intends to play basketball in the 2023-24 season for Connecticut after recovering from an ACL injury that's sidelined her this season. Speaking on campus for the first time since being hurt, Bueckers was adamant in saying she will not enter the...

UConn women add Portuguese guard after loss of Bueckers

Aug. 26, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn added another point guard to its roster after losing star Paige Bueckers for the upcoming season to a knee injury earlier this month. Inês Bettencourt, a 5-foot-9 guard from the Azores in Portugal, will join the team as a freshman, the school announced...

K-State All-American Ayoka Lee to have season-ending surgery

Aug. 25, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — All-American forward Ayoka Lee will undergo knee surgery and miss Kansas State's upcoming season, though Wildcats coach Jeff Mittie said Thursday she intends to take a medical redshirt and return for one more year. Lee, who has dealt with lingering knee...