Latest Women's college basketball News

Oklahoma hires Drake's Baranczyk as new women's hoops coach

Apr. 10, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has hired Drake coach Jennie Baranczyk as its next women's basketball coach. Oklahoma made the announcement in a news release on Saturday. Baranczyk replaces Sherri Coale, who retired last month after 25 years of leading the program. ...

Wolfpack women adding Rutgers transfer Diamond Johnson

Apr. 09, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has added Rutgers transfer Diamond Johnson, an all-Big Ten performer as a freshman. The program announced the addition Friday. The 5-foot-5 guard averaged 17.6 points and 4.3 rebounds for the Scarlet Knights last year after...

Charleston Southern not bringing back women's hoops coach

Apr. 09, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston Southern is not renewing the contract of women's basketball coach Fred Applin. The school's athletic director Jeff Barber thanked Applin for his nine years of service Friday and said a search for his full-time replacement would...

Wolfpack women add Mississippi State transfer Madison Hayes

Apr. 08, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State is adding freshman guard Madison Hayes as a transfer from Mississippi State. The school announced the addition Thursday. Hayes is a 6-foot guard and a five-star recruit who was named to the coaches’ Southeastern Conference’s...

Langley ready to embrace challenge of rebuilding Washington

Apr. 07, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Tina Langley has already engineered one major program rebuild, turning Rice into a powerhouse in Conference USA. Now she will get to see if she can pull it off in one of the toughest women’s basketball conferences in the country after taking the head...

Jim Jabir is back at Siena as women's basketball coach

Apr. 07, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Siena has reached into its past for a women's basketball coach, tabbing Jim Jabir to take over the program for a second time. Jabir, 58, previously led the Siena women’s program for three seasons (1987-90). He spent the past four years at...

Stanford point guard Kiana Williams declares for WNBA draft

Apr. 07, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford point guard Kiana Williams is declaring herself eligible for the WNBA draft. The school announced Williams' decision Tuesday, a day after the Cardinal returned home from San Antonio with the program's first NCAA championship in 29 years....

Vanderbilt fires women's basketball coach Stephanie White

Apr. 07, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has fired women's basketball coach Stephanie White after five seasons and a 46-83 record. Athletic director Candice Lee announced Tuesday that White will not return. Lee thanked White and her staff for helping the players navigate the...

Olympic gold: Colleges, Team USA search for new ways to win

Apr. 07, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It’s a point of pride that stretches across dozens of universities, many of them rivals, and all the college sports leagues, many of which compete for the same dollars and the same talent. As one banner on the Pac-12 conference's website puts it: “Olympians made...

Bill would make Fridays of ACC hoop tournaments a holiday

Apr. 06, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina residents could avoid calling in sick to work or staying home from school to watch one day of the men's and women's Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournaments under a bill filed Tuesday. Democratic Sens. Sarah Crawford of...