Latest Women's college basketball News

College sports already adapting to new NCAA transfer rules

Apr. 15, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

As spring practice winds down, Arkansas coach Sam Pittman sees some potential holes in his roster. Arkansas didn’t use the maximum 25 scholarships this year on its incoming recruits so it has a few left over to hit the transfer market, where there is no longer any...

Wisconsin hoops adds Boston U grad transfer Katie Nelson

Apr. 15, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Point guard Katie Nelson is following her coach from Boston University to Wisconsin. New Wisconsin women's basketball coach Marisa Moseley announced Thursday that Nelson plans to play for the Badgers as a graduate transfer next season. Moseley took...

Detroit Mercy retains women's hoops coach after allegations

Apr. 15, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mercy announced Thursday it has retained women's basketball coach AnnMarie Gilbert after an independent review of players' concerns. The allegations against Gilbert led to the the Titans' suspending their season in January and submitting a report...

Ralph says leaving UConn not easy, but Vandy a 'no brainer'

Apr. 14, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shea Ralph said the possibilities coaching Vanderbilt offered were too good to pass up, though leaving UConn was very tough after investing in the Huskies as both a player and assistant coach for 13 seasons. The chance to turn Vanderbilt back...

C. Vivian Stringer signs 5-year extension with Rutgers

Apr. 14, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Hall of Fame women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer has agreed to a five-year contract extension that will keep her at Rutgers through the 2025-26 season. The New Jersey-based Big Ten Conference university announced the deal on Wednesday...

AP sources: NCAA dumps requirement that transfers sit a year

Apr. 14, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

Starting next season, major college football and basketball players will be permitted to transfer one time before graduating without being required to sit out a year of competition. The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to changed the long-standing rule that has...

Montana hires Oregon State assistant to coach women's hoops

Apr. 14, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Oregon State assistant Brian Holsinger has been hired as the next women’s basketball coach at Montana, athletic director Kent Haslam said. Holsinger has spent 13 years as an assistant in the Pac-12 and has more than two decades of college...

Baranczyk: Oklahoma women's hoops has championship potential

Apr. 13, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New Oklahoma women’s basketball coach Jennie Baranczyk believes the Sooner program is close to returning to elite status. The former Drake coach exuded energy and confidence as she addressed a group at the Lloyd Noble Center on Tuesday that...

Vanderbilt hires Shea Ralph from UConn as new women's coach

Apr. 13, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has hired Shea Ralph away from UConn to help revive the Commodores' struggling women's basketball program, which hasn't reached the NCAA Tournament since 2014. Athletic director Candice Lee announced the hiring Tuesday, a week after...

Tulsa hires Arizona State assistant Nelp as women's coach

Apr. 12, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa has hired Arizona State assistant Angie Nelp to coach its women’s basketball team. Tulsa made the announcement on Monday. Nelp spent four years on the Arizona State staff and was promoted to associate head coach last...