Latest Women's college basketball News

NCAA suspends Louisville's Walz for 1 NCAA Tournament game

May. 25, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz received a one-game NCAA Tournament suspension for comments he made toward NCAA committee members and staff at the scorer's table during the Final Four. The NCAA issued a public reprimand to Walz on Friday. "In the national semifinal game, I used some...

Chattanooga women promote Katie Burrows to replace Foster

May. 25, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chattanooga has promoted Katie Burrows to take over for retired Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Jim Foster as women's basketball coach. Athletic director Mark Wharton announced the decision Friday. Burrows has spent eight seasons as an assistant at Chattanooga. She work on staffs...

Staley settles lawsuit against Missouri athletic director

May. 24, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has reached a $50,000 settlement in her lawsuit against Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk. Missouri is paying the $50,000. One half of the settlement will go to INNERSOLE, a nonprofit foundation co-founded by Staley. The other half will go to...

Wyoming athletes up on academics

May. 24, 2018 9:44 AM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming athletes have earned passing grades from the NCAA. The NCAA on Wednesday released its Division I Academic Progress Rate data for the most recent four-year period, showing all Wyoming teams exceeding the minimum requirements to qualify for postseason competition....

Staley says Cuevas-Moore planning to stay at South Carolina

May. 18, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley says Bianca Cuevas-Moore will be back with the Gamecocks next season, just over a month after West Virginia announced the 5-foot-6 guard was joining the Mountaineers. Staley said Friday in a university release that Cuevas-Moore is staying at South...

Cal fires athletic department employee after investigation

May. 18, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California at Berkeley fired a longtime member of the athletic department after an investigation found he violated the university's sexual violence and sexual harassment policy with former student-athletes, including women's basketball player Layshia Clarendon....

Albany tabs Colleen Mullen as head women's basketball coach

May. 14, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Colleen Mullen has been named women's basketball coach at the University at Albany. The school announced the hiring on Monday and Mullen will be introduced Tuesday afternoon in a press conference at SEFCU Arena on campus. She joins the Great Danes from Army, where she spent seven...

Ex-Clemson scoring leader Perry joins South Carolina, Staley

May. 14, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Clemson leading scorer Nelly Perry is changing sides in the Palmetto State's biggest sports rivalry. South Carolina coach Dawn Staley announced that Perry is joining the Gamecocks as a graduate transfer. Perry had led the Tigers with 12.7 points a game in the 2016-17 season,...

Statue planned to honor top women's basketball player

May. 13, 2018 12:53 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The WNBA's No. 1 draft says she was surprised when the University of South Carolina announced it will build a statue in her honor. The State newspaper in Columbia reports the announcement was made Saturday, just after A'ja Wilson crossed the stage Saturday at Colonial Life Arena...

Former BC player Clare Droesch dies after 6-year cancer bout

May. 12, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clare Droesch, the former Boston College women's basketball player who helped lead the Eagles to the 2004 Big East title, has died after a six-plus year battle with cancer. She was 36. The university said she died Friday at home surrounded by family. Droesch was diagnosed with breast cancer...