Latest Women's basketball News

Charleston hires Lamar's Harmony as women's basketball coach

Apr. 19, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Robin Harmony has left Lamar to become the women's basketball coach at College of Charleston. The school announced the move Friday. Harmony went 115-66 in six seasons at Lamar, including an 83-25 mark against Southland Conference competition. Harmony won three Southland Conference...

Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes diagnosed with cancer

Apr. 19, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes has been diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer that was discovered after a recent emergency appendectomy. Hughes said in a video released by the team Friday that a treatment plan is still being finalized by doctors at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle...

Iowa's Megan Gustafson wins Honda award for basketball

Apr. 19, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Gustafson of Iowa has won the Honda Sports Award as the top woman in college basketball. Gustafson led Division I women's basketball with an average of 28 points this season. She owns Iowa records for most career points (2,804) and rebounds (1,460). The 6-foot-3 center from Port Wing,...

Louisville hires Josh Heird as deputy athletic director

Apr. 19, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has hired Josh Heird as deputy athletic director, returning him to the department where he worked from 2007 to 2016 before spending the past three years at Villanova. Heird's hiring is effective May 13 and was approved Friday by Louisville's trustee board and the Athletics...

UNC's Hatchell resigns after findings from program review

Apr. 19, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach. That tenure ended with her resignation...

Seattle NHL arena not expected to open until middle of 2021

Apr. 18, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The arena for Seattle's new NHL franchise won't be completed until late spring or summer of 2021 but that shouldn't have any impact on the expansion team's first season. Team President Tod Leiweke said Thursday the delay could end up affecting some other plans for the franchise, including...

Lynx to retire Lindsay Whalen's No. 13 at June 8 game

Apr. 18, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx will honor Lindsay Whalen by making her jersey the first to be retired by the 20-year-old franchise. The Lynx announced Thursday they'll hang Whalen's No. 13 from the Target Center rafters on June 8 against the Los Angeles Sparks. Shortly after a news conference held...

Lady Vols sign guard who committed before coaching change

Apr. 18, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Australian guard Jessie Rennie has become the first player to sign with Tennessee since Kellie Harper took over as coach of the Lady Vols. Tennessee announced the signing of Rennie on Thursday. Rennie, a 5-foot-6 guard from Kangaroo Flat in Victoria, Australia, verbally committed to...

WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart undergoes surgery for torn Achilles

Apr. 18, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart has undergone surgery to repair her ruptured right Achilles tendon. The Seattle Storm said Stewart had surgery Thursday morning in Los Angeles and is expected to be fully recovered for the start of the 2020 WNBA season. Stewart suffered the injury while...

McGraw ready to get to work replacing Irish starting five

Apr. 17, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Some of the pain from Notre Dame's loss to Baylor in the NCAA championship game still lingers for Fighting Irish coach Muffet McGraw. Falling just short of repeating as national champion in an 82-81 loss can do that. Trips to New York for an appearance on "CBS This Morning" and next...