Latest Women's college basketball News

Mississippi State picked to win SEC women's basketball title

Oct. 16, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Mississippi State is the favorite to repeat as Southeastern Conference women's basketball champions this season. The Bulldogs made it to the national championship game last season. Mississippi State 6-foot-7 center Teaira McCowan is the lopsided favorite to win SEC player of the...

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,...

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...

Yale women's basketball coach Allison Guth signs extension

Oct. 5, 2018 8:31 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale women's basketball coach Allison Guth has signed a contract extension through the 2023-24 season. The school announced the deal Friday. Guth is entering her fourth season as Yale's head coach. She led the Bulldogs to a school-record 19 victories last season and the WBI...

World Cup Diary: Wilson talks winning gold at the World Cup

Oct. 5, 2018 3:39 AM EDT

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — We did it! What a great feeling it was bringing home the gold and winning a World Cup championship. It was an incredible few weeks that I will never forget . I mean every game feels like it's a big time game, but the gold medal game was huge. There was a focus at...

Staley switches from US team to college mode with Gamecocks

Oct. 4, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley began fall practice Thursday, hoping her experience leading some of the world's best players to a FIBA World Cup crown can help mold the young Gamecocks into a championship group. Staley was leading practice on campus, just four days after guiding the...