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|Lady Vols coach wants a stronger finishing touch (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 21, 2014, 8:43 pm]
Holly Warlick believes Tennessee's bid to return to national title contention is more a mental hurdle than a physical test. The Lady Vols were rolling going into last season's NCAA tournament. The momentum carried only so far and Tennessee lost in a regional semifinal. ''I think our team needs to have a little bit more togetherness,'' the Tennessee coach told The Associated Press.
Gail Goestenkors quits WNBA job, enters hoops hall (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 21, 2014, 6:18 pm]
This was a roller-coaster weekend for Gail Goestenkors. On the day she resigned as an assistant coach of the Los Angeles Sparks, it was announced she would enter the women's basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. ''I thought the timing was absolutely perfect if there is such a thing,'' said Goestenkors, who built Duke into a national power, guiding the Blue Devils to four Final Four appearances and seven straight seasons with at least 30 wins. ''It epitomizes the business of women's basketball.
Leslie headlines 2015 women's Hall of Fame class (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 19, 2014, 8:03 pm]
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday.
Trial date moved in ex-Lady Vols officials' suit (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 18, 2014, 12:01 am]
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The trial date for a lawsuit filed by former Tennessee associate director of sports medicine Jenny Moshak and two ex-Lady Vols strength coaches against the university has been moved to June 23, 2015.
Lady Vols' Massengale eager for comeback (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 15, 2014, 9:36 pm]
Tennessee is preparing to welcome back a senior point guard while monitoring the status of an ailing post player. Ariel Massengale is looking forward to returning for her senior season after missing the final 16 games of the 2013-14 season with a head injury. Massengale, who also underwent offseason surgery on her right knee, says she's hoping to be 100 percent by the start of the school year next month. While Massengale awaits her return, sophomore center Mercedes Russell is recovering from offseason surgery to her right foot.
UCLA's Holiday retires due to head injuries (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 15, 2014, 9:36 pm]
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- UCLA guard Lauren Holiday is ending her college basketball career after just 12 games over two seasons because of repeated head injuries.
Former Duke guard Alexis Jones going to Baylor (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 8, 2014, 3:49 am]
WACO, Texas (AP) -- Alexis Jones is going to Baylor after starting every game she played at Duke the past two seasons.
US wins women's U17 title, beating Spain 77-75 (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 6, 2014, 11:54 pm]
Lauren Cox scored 20 points and blocked eight shots to help the United States beat Spain 77-75 in the women's under-17 world championship game Sunday. They have big girls inside, so I just had to work hard.'' Asia Durr of Douglasville, Georgia, had 17 points and four assists, and Arike Ogunbowale of Milwaukee added 15 points and eight rebounds. The United States was 7-0 in the tournament and is 23-0 overall in the biennial event that started in 2010.
US women edge Spain 77-75 to win U17 world title (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 6, 2014, 9:40 pm]
PILSEN, Czech Republic (AP) -- Lauren Cox had 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks to lead the U.S. women's team to a 77-75 victory over Spain in the gold medal game of the under-17 world championship on Sunday.
Texas Tech basketball player suspended for fight (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 4, 2014, 8:33 pm]
Texas Tech guard Amber Battle has been suspended for a month for her involvement in a fight with a football player at the university's recreation center. The school says the senior is ''suspended from competition for the entire month of November.'' Battle also says in Friday's statement that she ''initiated first contact'' in the fight with freshman defensive back Nigel Bethel II during a pickup basketball game last weekend.
Duke's Alexis Jones to transfer closer to home (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 1, 2014, 1:07 am]
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke point guard Alexis Jones says she will transfer to be closer to home as she recovers from a knee injury.
Ex-Texas Tech player could face aggravated charge (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 30, 2014, 10:18 pm]
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- A former Texas Tech football player faces felony assault charges after he was accused of hitting one of the school's women's basketball players at the university's recreation center.
Ex-UTSA coach Rae Rippetoe-Blair killed in crash (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 29, 2014, 9:45 pm]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Rae Rippetoe-Blair, the former UT-San Antonio women's basketball coach who set a school record for career wins, has died in a motorcycle accident on an Austin freeway flyover ramp. She was 52.
Cronan retiring confident about Lady Vols' future (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 27, 2014, 8:43 pm]
Retiring Tennessee women's athletic director emeritus Joan Cronan believes the school will withstand the adversity it's encountered since consolidating its men's and women's athletic departments. ''That logo stands for so much,'' Cronan said. Tennessee athletics is recreating how it looks, but I think the Lady Vols will still be a vital part of it.'' Cronan was the Tennessee women's athletic director from 1983-2012, building one of the nation's most respected women's athletics programs.
UConn basketball star Stewart vies for Honda Cup (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 27, 2014, 5:21 pm]
NEW YORK (AP) -- Connecticut basketball star Breanna Stewart is among 12 finalists for the Honda Cup as the nation's top female college athlete.
USC to offer 4-year football, hoops scholarships (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 23, 2014, 5:46 pm]
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Southern California athletic director Pat Haden announced Monday that the school will now offer four-year scholarships to scholarship players on the football team and in the men's and women's basketball programs.
Griffith savors Hall induction she never expected (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 15, 2014, 1:19 am]
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Yolanda Griffith is savoring a Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction that she never expected to arrive.
Summitt receives award from Annie Oakley Society (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 13, 2014, 2:14 am]
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt has received a lifetime achievement award from the Annie Oakley Society.
Ex-North Carolina star DeShields to join Lady Vols (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 12, 2014, 7:50 pm]
Former North Carolina guard Diamond DeShields is transferring to Tennessee, joining the school where her mother starred in a different sport. Tennessee announced Thursday that the 2013-14 Atlantic Coast Conference freshman of the year would be continuing her career with the Lady Vols. Under NCAA rules, DeShields must sit out a year before being eligible to play for the Lady Vols in the 2015-16 season, though she will begin attending classes at Tennessee next month. ''This is the place I've dreamt of since I was a little girl, just being here and playing here at Tennessee,'' DeShields said in a university release.
DeShields' Mother: Ex-UNC star to join Lady Vols (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 12, 2014, 6:14 pm]
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The mother of former North Carolina star Diamond DeShields says her daughter is transferring to Tennessee.