Latest NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship News

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...

Serena Williams hosts an ESPY awards show celebrating landmark year for women's sports

Jul. 12, 2024 00:57 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Led by host Serena Williams, The ESPYS celebrated a landmark year for women's sports, with Simone Biles, A'ja Wilson, Caitlin Clark, Dawn Staley and JuJu Watkins among the honorees on Thursday night. Staley, coach of the national champion South Carolina women’s...

Feaster is honored by SC Athletic Hall and now is focused on seeing daughter Strong play at UConn

May. 22, 2024 12:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Each March, Allison Feaster hears from those remembering perhaps her biggest, buzz-worthy athletic moment — when she led 16th-seeded Harvard to an upset of No. 1 Stanford at the 1998 NCAA Tournament, still the only time it has happened in the women's event. ...

Like a Caitlin Clark 3-pointer, betting on women's sports is soaring

May. 15, 2024 17:50 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Led by fascination with basketball star Caitlin Clark, interest in — and betting on — women's sports is surging. Clark, who made her professional debut Tuesday with the WNBA's Indiana Fever, helped generate record-breaking levels of viewership and...

Jan Jensen's loyalty and patience pay off with her promotion to Iowa women's basketball head coach

May. 15, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jan Jensen had numerous head coaching opportunities in her 24 years as an assistant on Lisa Bluder’s coaching staff at Iowa. A few of the offers, Jensen said, were good enough to get serious consideration, but ultimately she decided to stay with Bluder and...

Lisa Bluder retires after Clark-led Iowa teams reach past 2 NCAA title games. Jensen named successor

May. 14, 2024 14:25 PM EDT

Lisa Bluder, who coached the Iowa women's basketball team to the past two NCAA championship games, announced Monday that she is retiring after 24 years leading the Hawkeyes. Her longtime assistant, Jan Jensen, was selected as her successor. Bluder made the...

USC gives Lindsay Gottlieb a contract extension following deepest NCAA Tournament run in 30 years

Apr. 26, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Lindsay Gottlieb has signed a contract extension through the 2029-30 season after the Trojans reached the NCAA Elite Eight in her third season and made their deepest tournament run in 30 years, athletic director Jen Cohen announced Friday. ...

Former Green Bay player Kayla Karius leaves South Dakota to return to her alma mater as coach

Apr. 23, 2024 12:17 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Green Bay player Kayla Karius is returning to her alma mater to take over for Kevin Borseth, who retired two weeks ago. Karius played for Green Bay from 2007-11, when she was known as Kayla Tetschlag. She coached South Dakota the last two seasons and...