Latest Women's college basketball News

Sue Bird Barbie: Mattel honors WNBA great with signature doll

Jul. 16, 2024 16:57 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — WNBA great Sue Bird has been honored with a signature Barbie doll. Mattel announced Tuesday the collectible tribute doll was modeled for Bird, who is a "basketball legend who pioneered the way for growth in the women’s league with her record-breaking...

NCAA women's selection committee to reveal full seeding of tournament teams next season

Jul. 12, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The NCAA women's selection committee will release the seeding for the entire tournament field for the first time next season. The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee announced the change on Friday after its summer meetings, meaning the full seed list...

Kansas State agrees with women's hoops coach Jeff Mittie on new 5-year deal through 2028-29 season

Jun. 28, 2024 12:06 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State and women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie have agreed to a new five-year contract through the 2028-29 season. Wildcats athletic director Gene Taylor announced the deal Friday. The financial terms were not immediately available. Mittie's previous...

Iowa's Jan Jensen hires coach of Division III Washington U. and a Tar Heels' staffer as assistants

Jun. 26, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Randi Henderson, the head coach at Division III Washington University, and North Carolina assistant Sean Sullivan have been hired as women's basketball assistants at Iowa, coach Jan Jensen announced Wednesday. Henderson was 103-54 with four NCAA Tournament...

Defending national champion South Carolina to play in eight-team Fort Myers Tip-off in November

Jun. 26, 2024 11:50 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Defending national champion South Carolina will take part in the eight-team, Fort Myers Tip-off tournament over Thanksgiving weekend. The Gamecocks, who at 38-0 became the first undefeated champion in eight seasons, open against Iowa State before taking on...

JuJu Watkins enjoying summer, dreams of playing in 2028 Olympics in hometown Los Angeles

Jun. 26, 2024 06:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — JuJu Watkins has already thought about how special it would be to play for the U.S. in 2028 at the Olympics in her hometown of Los Angeles. “That's definitely a long-term goal of mine when I get done with my college career," Watkins said in an interview with The...

Graduation, lack of opportunity force most gymnasts to quit. A women's league is out to change that

Jun. 20, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

Luisa Blanco knows her gymnastics career has an expiration date. The funny thing is, the older the recent Alabama graduate gets, the more it seems to keep getting pushed back. For a long time, the 22-year-old Blanco figured her final season with the Crimson Tide this...

Mississippi State adds former Bulldogs star Victoria Vivians as assistant coach, scouting director

Jun. 17, 2024 16:40 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Sam Purcell has hired former Bulldogs star and WNBA veteran Victoria Vivians as assistant coach and scouting director. The school said in a statement Monday that Vivians, a sixth-year league guard/forward playing...

Duke coach Kara Lawson hires Kyra Elzy as an assistant, reuniting former Lady Vols teammates

Jun. 10, 2024 13:05 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke women's basketball coach Kara Lawson on Monday hired former Kentucky head coach Kyra Elzy as an assistant, reuniting the former Tennessee teammates on the Blue Devils’ staff. Lawson called the hiring a “big day” for Duke basketball in a statement that...

Iowa's Ava Jones takes medical disqualification, retires from basketball after injuries from crash

Jun. 08, 2024 12:48 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa forward Ava Jones will take a medical disqualification and retire from college basketball. The school and Jones announced the decision Friday, saying Jones would remain on scholarship and work toward her degree at Iowa. She was not cleared to play as a...