Latest Women's basketball News

Pastrnak scored 3 goals, Bruins beat winless Red Wings 8-2

Oct. 14, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored three times, giving him 101 goals in his career, and Patrice Bergeron had three assists as the Boston Bruins kept Detroit winless with an 8-2 victory over the Red Wings on Saturday. It was the second career hat trick for Pastrnak, who has scored seven times in five games...

Student death prompts cancellation of basketball celebration

Oct. 13, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The death of a student at Providence College has prompted the school to cancel an annual celebration that kicks off the men's and women's basketball seasons. The "Late Night Madness Celebration" had been scheduled for Saturday night. The Rev. Ken Sicard, the acting president of...

Minnesota AD Coyle extended for 3 seasons, to 2024

Oct. 12, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has signed athletic director Mark Coyle to a three-year extension. Coyle took over as head of Gophers athletics in 2016. He's made a handful of critical hires since then, including football coach P.J. Fleck, women's basketball coach Lindsay Whalen and hockey coach Bob Motzko....

Peck leaves Vanderbilt staff, returning to broadcasting

Oct. 12, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carolyn Peck is leaving the Vanderbilt women's basketball staff to return to broadcasting. Vanderbilt coach Stephanie White announced Friday that Peck is stepping down to resume her broadcasting career at ESPN. Peck said in a statement that "the decision to go back to ESPN is not an...

Notre Dame roster loaded for run at another women's title

Oct. 11, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Muffet McGraw has spent most of her college coaching career being the hunter. Notre Dame and its coach will be the hunted this season. That's to be expected when you have a past All-American and a promising sophomore returning from ACL injuries, one of the nation's top recruiting...

Oregon women picked to repeat as Pac-12 champions

Oct. 10, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kelly Graves began his afternoon address at Pac-12 media day describing the expectations for his talented, favored Oregon team for the "2019 and '20" season ahead. The good-natured coach could only chuckle once he was politely corrected that it's 2018-19 then recovered beautifully,...

Turner Sports hires Candace Parker as NBA, NCAA analyst

Oct. 10, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Candace Parker has been hired by Turner Sports as an analyst and commentator for NBA games this season on TNT and NBA TV. Turner announced Wednesday that Parker, who is still playing for the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks, will provide analysis on NBA TV's "GameTime" studio show and will be part...

Vandy staff adds Women's Basketball Hall of Famer DeMoss

Oct. 10, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has added Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Mickie DeMoss to its staff as director of offensive analytics. Commodores coach Stephanie White announced the addition of DeMoss on Tuesday. DeMoss was on Pat Summitt's Tennessee staff from 1985-2003, where she helped the Lady...

Iowa State eager for freshman Joens brings to court

Oct. 8, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Ashley Joens could be just the remedy Bill Fennelly needs for what ails his Iowa State women's basketball team. The Cyclones need scorers, if only to ease the load on senior star Bridget Carleton, and if Joens has shown anything in her career, it's a knack for making baskets — from...

Ruth Riley Hunter set to assume Heat radio role

Oct. 7, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — For Ruth Riley Hunter, a new beginning comes in an old spot. Riley Hunter's WNBA career started in Miami, and so will her NBA career. She debuts as a radio and television analyst for the Miami Heat on Monday, when the team begins the home portion of its preseason schedule against Orlando. The...