Latest Dawn Staley News

Title IX: Icons warn of complacency amid law's success

Jun. 14, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some of the giants of women’s basketball say if not for Title IX, doors would not have been open for them to blaze trails to Hall of Fame careers on and off the court, but sound complacency alarms when it comes to the future of the law. Coach Marsha Sharp...

Title IX timeline: 50 years of halting progress across U.S.

Jun. 13, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

A timeline of key events before, during and after the 1972 passage of the landmark U.S. law known as Title IX: 1836: Georgia Female College is the first women's college to open in the U.S. 1917: Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first woman elected to Congress. ...

Phelps, Vonn among those heading to US Olympic & Para Hall

Jun. 06, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Lindsey Vonn, Michelle Kwan, Mia Hamm, Billie Jean King and the late Pat Summitt are among the nine individual women who will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame this summer, along with Michael Phelps and hurdling great Roger Kingdom. ...

Griner's extended detention disappointing to her WNBA family

May. 14, 2022 03:08 AM EDT

New York coach Sandy Brondello was on her way to her team's Friday morning shootaround when she heard the “disappointing" news that Russia had extended Brittney Griner's pre-trial detention another 30 days. Griner’s original detention date was set to end on May 19. The two-time...

Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer retires after 50 years

Apr. 30, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

C. Vivian Stringer has been a trailblazer, serving as a role model to many Black coaches and players throughout her 50-year career. The Hall of Fame coach announced her retirement on Saturday. She finished with 1,055 wins — fourth all-time among Division I women's...

Embid scores 31 to carry 76ers to 2-0 series lead on Raptors

Apr. 18, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid took a stiff arm moments after tipoff and the 7-footer pushed back. Trying to keep his composure, Embiid absorbed a few more deliberate blows from a Raptors defense clearly trying to bully the big guy. Coach Doc Rivers gave Embiid a quick message:...

South Carolina guard Rivers entering transfer portal

Apr. 14, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Saniya Rivers, part of South Carolina's No. 1 women's basketball recruiting class this past season, has entered the NCAA transfer portal a day after the Gamecocks celebrated their national championship with a downtown parade. Rivers announced her choice on...

South Carolina, Staley honored with downtown parade

Apr. 13, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Thousands of fans filled the streets of downtown Columbia for a celebration of South Carolina's second women's basketball national championship Wednesday. The Gamecocks won the title with a 64-49 victory over UConn in Minneapolis on April 3. ...

NCAA Women's Tournament TV rights could have different look

Apr. 07, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

In the weeks before the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, the big focus was on improving the experience for players, including expanding the “March Madness” branding to the event for the first time. Broadcast rights and the millions of dollars attached to them will soon...

South Carolina's Dawn Staley becomes force on, off the court

Apr. 07, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

Dawn Staley swore over and over again during her playing days she would never become a coach. Everyone seemingly could see it in her future, everyone but her. As an elite point guard during her playing career she was always coaching. Reluctantly, Staley eventually...