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FILE- In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, center, watches play at the end of an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference tournament finals at Mohegan Sun Arena, Monday, in Uncasville, Conn. Auriemma and UConn are back home in the Big East sitting in a familiar spot — atop the preseason poll. The Huskies, who returned to the conference after seven years in the American, were the unanimous choice to win the league the Big East announced Thursday, Ocrt. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Back in the Big East, UConn women favorite to win title

Oct. 29, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma and UConn are back home in the Big East sitting in a familiar spot — atop the preseason poll. The Huskies, who returned to the conference after seven years in the American, were the unanimous choice to win the league the Big East announced Thursday. The Huskies have won...

Baylor seniors injured in practice collision

Oct. 28, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor women’s basketball players DiDi Richards and Moon Ursin were injured in a collision in practice Wednesday. Richards sustained a Spinal Cord Injury Without Radiographic Abnormality (SCIWORA) according to a statement from the school. That is a shock to the spinal cord that...

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., listens to Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene speak during a news conference on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Dallas, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Loeffler charts path to the right in Georgia Senate race

Oct. 24, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler stepped out of a Humvee on a foggy morning in northwest Georgia wearing an American flag trucker hat to accept the endorsement of a congressional candidate who has expressed support for baseless QAnon conspiracy theories and made disparaging comments about...

FILE  - In this Feb. 9, 2019, file photo, Texas Tech women's coach Marlene Stollings yells out to her players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma State, in Lubbock, Texas. Former Texas Tech women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings, who was fired after USA Today published a report detailing players' claims of physical and emotional abuse, has filed a lawsuit against the school and athletic director Kirby Hocutt. The lawsuit filed Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in U.S. District Court in Lubbock, Texas, claims breach of contract, fraud, fraudulent inducement, defamation and sex discrimination. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP, File)

Former Texas Tech women's coach disputes firing in lawsuit

Oct. 21, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

Former Texas Tech women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings, who was fired after USA Today published a report detailing players' claims of physical and emotional abuse, has filed a lawsuit against the school and athletic director Kirby Hocutt. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Lubbock,...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2014, file photo, Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma shares a light moment with his bench with associate head basketball coach Chris Dailey, left, and assistant coaches Shea Ralph, second from right, and Marisa Moseley during the second half of UConn's 102-41 victory over SMU in an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a total of just under $250,000 to seven women, including four members of Geno Auriemma's 2014 women's basketball coaching staff, after the U.S. Labor Department found they had been underpaid when compared with men in similar positions.  (AP Photo/Fred Beckham, File)

Labor Dept: Women basketball coaches at UConn were underpaid

Oct. 20, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a total of just under $250,000 to seven women, including four members of Geno Auriemma's 2014 women's basketball coaching staff, after the U.S. Labor Department found they had been underpaid when compared with men in similar positions. A...

NCAA grants Olivia Owens immediate eligibility at Kentucky

Oct. 15, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky says the NCAA has granted former Maryland center Olivia Owens immediate eligibility to play this season for the Wildcats after transferring in June. The 6-foot-4 Owens missed last season with medical issues after playing 16 games as a freshman with the Terrapins. Rated a...

Tampa, Phoenix chosen as women's Final Four sites

Oct. 14, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

The NCAA women's basketball Final Four is finally headed west again. Phoenix will host the 2026 championship, the NCAA announced Wednesday. It will be the first time since 2012, when Denver was the host, that the women's Final Four will be in the Mountain or Western time zone. “Historically we have hosted...

Dallas Wings fire coach Brian Agler after missing playoffs

Oct. 14, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

The Dallas Wings have fired coach Brian Agler, the team announced Wednesday. Agler, who had one year left on his contract, came to the Wings in 2018 and led the team to an 8-14 mark this past season. Dallas finished one game out of making the playoffs with the youngest roster in the league. “We appreciate...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley reacts to an official's call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida in Gainesville, Fla. Staley says her players are eager to finish what they couldn't in the spring of 2020. The Gamecocks were No. 1 in the country but the season was called off due to COVID-19 leaving the Gamecocks wondering what might've been. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough, File)

Staley hopes Gamecocks finish what they couldn't in 2020

Oct. 14, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley thinks her players are eager to finish what they couldn't last spring due to COVID-19. The Gamecocks had their first official practice Wednesday, carrying an attitude, Staley said, of making up for lost chances. “They are focused,”...

UConn-Notre Dame women's basketball game postponed a year

Oct. 12, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

For the first time in seven years, the UConn and Notre Dame women's basketball teams won't play in the regular season. The schools announced Monday that the game was postponed because the Irish need to restructure their schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The perennial powers and former conference rivals...