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FILE  - In this Feb. 9, 2019, file photo, Texas Tech women's coach Marlene Stollings yells out to her players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma State, in Lubbock, Texas. Former Texas Tech women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings, who was fired after USA Today published a report detailing players' claims of physical and emotional abuse, has filed a lawsuit against the school and athletic director Kirby Hocutt. The lawsuit filed Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in U.S. District Court in Lubbock, Texas, claims breach of contract, fraud, fraudulent inducement, defamation and sex discrimination. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP, File)

Former Texas Tech women's coach disputes firing in lawsuit

Oct. 21, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

Former Texas Tech women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings, who was fired after USA Today published a report detailing players' claims of physical and emotional abuse, has filed a lawsuit against the school and athletic director Kirby Hocutt. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Lubbock,...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2014, file photo, Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma shares a light moment with his bench with associate head basketball coach Chris Dailey, left, and assistant coaches Shea Ralph, second from right, and Marisa Moseley during the second half of UConn's 102-41 victory over SMU in an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a total of just under $250,000 to seven women, including four members of Geno Auriemma's 2014 women's basketball coaching staff, after the U.S. Labor Department found they had been underpaid when compared with men in similar positions.  (AP Photo/Fred Beckham, File)

Labor Dept: Women basketball coaches at UConn were underpaid

Oct. 20, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a total of just under $250,000 to seven women, including four members of Geno Auriemma's 2014 women's basketball coaching staff, after the U.S. Labor Department found they had been underpaid when compared with men in similar positions. A...

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, file photo, actor Danny Aiello smiles while being photographed in New York. Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, legendary Rutgers women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer, “Roots” and “Good Times” star John Amos, and actors Flip Wilson and Aiello will be among those inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Manning, Stringer, Amos joining the New Jersey Hall of Fame

Oct. 17, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, legendary Rutgers women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer, “Roots” and “Good Times” star John Amos, and actors Flip Wilson and Danny Aiello will be among those inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame on Sunday....

NCAA grants Olivia Owens immediate eligibility at Kentucky

Oct. 15, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky says the NCAA has granted former Maryland center Olivia Owens immediate eligibility to play this season for the Wildcats after transferring in June. The 6-foot-4 Owens missed last season with medical issues after playing 16 games as a freshman with the Terrapins. Rated a...

Tampa, Phoenix chosen as women's Final Four sites

Oct. 14, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

The NCAA women's basketball Final Four is finally headed west again. Phoenix will host the 2026 championship, the NCAA announced Wednesday. It will be the first time since 2012, when Denver was the host, that the women's Final Four will be in the Mountain or Western time zone. “Historically we have hosted...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley reacts to an official's call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida in Gainesville, Fla. Staley says her players are eager to finish what they couldn't in the spring of 2020. The Gamecocks were No. 1 in the country but the season was called off due to COVID-19 leaving the Gamecocks wondering what might've been. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough, File)

Staley hopes Gamecocks finish what they couldn't in 2020

Oct. 14, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley thinks her players are eager to finish what they couldn't last spring due to COVID-19. The Gamecocks had their first official practice Wednesday, carrying an attitude, Staley said, of making up for lost chances. “They are focused,”...

UConn-Notre Dame women's basketball game postponed a year

Oct. 12, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

For the first time in seven years, the UConn and Notre Dame women's basketball teams won't play in the regular season. The schools announced Monday that the game was postponed because the Irish need to restructure their schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The perennial powers and former conference rivals...

Kennesaw State coach Agnus Berenato taking leave of absence

Oct. 12, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Kennesaw State coach Agnus Berenato is taking a leave of absence following recent surgery for breast cancer. Berenato, the former Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech coach, announced her diagnosis with cancer on Sept. 28, 2019. She had surgery on Oct. 1 and says she plans to take a leave of...

After cancer treatment Syracuse's Mangakahia cleared by NCAA

Oct. 2, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — After missing last season for breast cancer treatment, Syracuse point guard Tiana Mangakahia has been granted an NCAA eligibility extension and is back with the Orange for her final year. “I was just really happy,” the 25-year-old Australian said Friday on a Zoom call....

4 plead guilty after teen athlete killed by stray bullet

Oct. 1, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Four men pleaded guilty Thursday to charges related to the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old girl who was riding home from basketball practice when she was struck by a stray bullet in 2016. David Hardy, 25, pleaded guilty on Thursday to one charge related to Shamoya McKenzie's...