University of South Florida head women’s basketball coach Jose Fernandez has been named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Board of Directors for the 2021-22 membership year. “I’m honored to serve the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association in this capacity,” said Fernandez. No stranger to being involved with the WBCA, Fernandez was appointed by the board to succeed incoming vice-president, and North Carolina head coach, Cortney Banghart as NCAA Division I Director at Large.
Posted: October 21, 2021, 11:57 pm
Five ACC women’s basketball teams landed in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 this week. Notre Dame was not one of them — but the Fighting Irish were close. Head coach Niele Ivey’s team received eight votes in the inaugural poll and was the top unranked ACC team receiving votes.
Posted: October 20, 2021, 3:29 pm
The University of South Florida women’s basketball team, entering its 50th Anniversary, will begin the season as one of the nation’s top-ranked teams in the Associated Press Preseason Top 25 poll, which was announced on Tuesday. The Bulls, who finished the 2020-21 season No. 19 in the final AP poll, will face – or have the possibility of facing – seven teams that join them in the preseason poll, or that are receiving votes, including the top three teams, and four of the top 10. The Bulls and Huskies could face each other on day two of the B4A on Nov. 21.
Posted: October 19, 2021, 9:55 pm
Michigan women's basketball returns three starters, including Naz Hillmon, from the squad that lost to Baylor in overtime in the Sweet 16 last season.
Posted: October 19, 2021, 9:22 pm
Kelly Graves' Duck women's basketball team begins the year ranked 10th in the first AP poll, marking the fourth-straight year they've started inside the top-10.
Posted: October 19, 2021, 4:27 pm
Dawn Staley and South Carolina are back in a familiar spot: No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 women's basketball poll.
Posted: October 19, 2021, 3:57 pm
A raise for South Carolina women's basketball coach Dawn Staley will put her on par with UConn's Geno Auriemma, paying her $2.9 million this season.
Posted: October 15, 2021, 4:31 pm
The NCAA women's basketball tournament is close to expanding its field to 68 teams — equaling the men's bracket. Both the Division I women's basketball committee and the oversight committee unanimously voted to approve a proposal to add four teams to the NCAA Tournament, starting this season. “The committee’s first priority is ensuring that student-athletes competing in women’s basketball have a championship experience that is equitable to men’s basketball,” said Nina King, chair of the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee.
Posted: October 14, 2021, 11:24 pm
It’s fair to speculate on Notre Dame’s 2021-22 season. Notre Dame’s leading scorer from last year’s roster answered them rather emphatically at the ACC Tipoff media day event on Wednesday. “We’re coming for everybody this year,” sophomore Maddy Westbeld said.
Posted: October 13, 2021, 8:44 pm
"If you make it accessible, people will consume it. It's as simple as that."
Posted: October 13, 2021, 6:24 pm
Live updates from the Pac-12 men's basketball media day in San Francisco. The UCLA Bruins, coming off a Final Four appearance, are picked to win the conference.
Posted: October 13, 2021, 4:37 pm
The Bulls earned the top spot in a preseason conference poll for the second time in program history.
Posted: October 13, 2021, 4:30 pm
Lindsay Gottlieb brings to a struggling USC program lessons learned from two years as an NBA assistant as well as a track record of success at Cal.
Posted: October 13, 2021, 1:39 pm
Former Lady Vol Nikki-McCray-Penson steps down as Mississippi State women's basketball head coach.
Posted: October 13, 2021, 11:53 am
TAMPA, Fla., (Oct. 12, 2021) – South Florida women’s basketball coach Jose Fernandez met with the media Tuesday afternoon in the Lee Roy Selmon Athletic Building.USF, winners of the 2021 American Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament championships return its top six scorers from a year ago, nearly 89 percent of its team scoring and almost 85 percent of its rebounding.
Posted: October 12, 2021, 5:03 pm
Notre Dame has landed the first piece of its 2022 recruiting class. Mount Notre Dame (Ohio) High School four-star guard KK Bransford committed to head coach Niele Ivey and the Fighting Irish on Friday. Bransford is the No. 29 overall recruit in the class of 2022 according to the espnW 100.
Posted: October 8, 2021, 8:58 pm
‘The poster child for the NIL:’ Sedona Prince has all eyes on her entering junior year with Oregon Ducks
With well over 3 million followers on social media and a spotlight from battling the NCAA, Sedona Prince has all eyes on her entering 2021 season.
Posted: October 8, 2021, 1:16 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) When Big Ten basketball returned to Indianapolis on Thursday, it seemed like a whole new world. Coaches openly embraced the branding power and benefits players received from the name, image and likeness rules changes. ''This is my first basketball media day,'' said Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren, now in his third year on the job.
Posted: October 7, 2021, 7:08 pm
The Michigan Wolverines men's and women's programs are feeding off of each other's success.
Posted: October 7, 2021, 3:30 pm
Change has to start somewhere for women's college hoops. Here's how the Big Ten plans to address inequities.
Posted: October 7, 2021, 12:00 pm
Dallas Wings star Tyasha Harris and Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese both spoke with Yahoo Sports about benefits in the UA Flow Breakthru 2 sneakers.
Posted: October 4, 2021, 1:45 pm
The NCAA is exploring holding a joint Final Four with the men and women's basketball tournaments holding their semifinals and title games in the same city on the same weekend, though it would not happen until at least 2027 with sites already locked in through 2026. Combining the tournaments was one of the recommendations stemming from an external review of gender equity issues of the tournaments. The NCAA earlier this week said the women’s tournament can start using “March Madness” in marketing and branding beginning this season, addressing another sharp criticism raised this year.
Posted: September 30, 2021, 3:00 pm
The NCAA is trying to fix the inequality between its two basketball tournaments.
Posted: September 29, 2021, 10:52 pm
AP PROMO: Join BeaversEdge.com and get 30 DAYS FREE!MORE: OSU Football By The Numbers | Q&A with National Analyst Sam Spiegelman on RB Commit Damien MartinezCORVALLIS, Ore. – Seventeen games at Gill Coliseum, two true non-conference road games and a tournament in Florida highlight the 2021-22 Oregon State men’s basketball schedule, as announced by head coach Wayne Tinkle on Wednesday.
Posted: September 29, 2021, 7:43 pm
The NCAA women's basketball tournament will start using “March Madness” in marketing and branding beginning this season. Using the phrase, which has been associated with the men's tournament for years, was one of the recommendations stemming from an external review of gender equity issues of the tournaments. It's still unclear exactly how March Madness will be incorporated into the women's tournament, but putting the slogan on the court would be a possible starting place.
Posted: September 29, 2021, 3:42 pm
The NCAA announced that, beginning in 2022, the Division I women's basketball tournament will use "March Madness" branding.
Posted: September 29, 2021, 3:38 pm
The NCAA announced Wednesday it will use 'March Madness' for the women's bracket. It also will budget both tournaments more equitably.
Posted: September 29, 2021, 3:27 pm
South Florida men’s basketball head coach Brian Gregory announced on Monday his team’s on-conference schedule for the 2021-22 campaign. The Bulls embark on a pre-conference lineup, which includes seven home dates in the Yuengling Center, a home game at Amalie Arena in Tampa, neutral-site matchups in Sunrise and Honolulu, Hawai’i, and a road contest against an ACC team. BullsInsider.com was first to report on USF’s non-conference slate last month.
Posted: September 20, 2021, 8:28 pm
TAMPA (Sept. 17, 2021) – University of South Florida women’s basketball head coach Jose Fernandez, has consistently put together impressive non-conference schedules and the 2021-22 edition may be the most impressive yet, ranking as the toughest in the country.
Posted: September 17, 2021, 7:13 pm
Women's basketball Sharon Versyp will retire effective immediately. AP Months after it had been decided that she'd spend one final season on the Boilermaker sideline, women's basketball coach Sharon Versyp retired effective immediately on Thursday, ushering in the Katie Gearlds Era a year ahead of schedule.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 7:57 pm
Lady Vols continue unbeaten, scoreless season.
Posted: September 13, 2021, 12:44 pm
A week after announcing its non-conference slate, Alabama basketball now knows its full schedule as the SEC released
Posted: September 9, 2021, 5:17 pm
The Baylor women's basketball team is dropping "Lady" from its nickname and will go by the Bears, like all the school's athletic teams.
Posted: September 4, 2021, 11:54 am
Last year was anything but normal, but head coach Brian Kelly and his Notre Dame football program made the most of a COVID-impacted 2020 campaign by notching its second College Football Playoff appearance in three years. The Seminoles have suffered three consecutive losing seasons, a first for the program since 1974-76 in the pre-Bobby Bowden days. Last year, FSU went 3-6 while head coach Mike Norvell dealt with some player unrest during his first year in charge.
Posted: September 3, 2021, 3:16 pm
Oregon women's basketball is set to host UConn next season with the Huskies looking for a bit of revenge.
Posted: September 1, 2021, 7:33 pm
Hillsboro, Oregon native Lindsey Zurbrugg contributed 10 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds in the 63-48 victory over Canada.
Posted: August 31, 2021, 4:38 pm
Four Lady Vols to appear at meet-and-greet.
Posted: August 26, 2021, 2:32 pm
This would be a huge get for the Irish.
Posted: August 24, 2021, 10:05 pm
Women's wheelchair basketball debuted at the Paralympics in 1968. Here are some of the key storylines to watch at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics.
Posted: August 24, 2021, 5:03 pm
What David Stern did for the sport of basketball transcended any gender bias and opened a whole new world for women in the game.
Posted: August 22, 2021, 12:02 pm
Tamika Catchings to be inducted into Women's Baketball Hall of Fame.
Posted: August 20, 2021, 4:26 pm
Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi became the first basketball players with five Olympic gold medals.
Posted: August 8, 2021, 4:05 am
SEC opponents announced for Lady Vols.
Posted: August 7, 2021, 6:29 pm
“People hire people who look like them.” Muffet McGraw and Noelle Quinn discuss the lack of women coaches during a segment of "On Her Turf at the Olympics."
Posted: August 6, 2021, 9:20 pm
After losing to Australia in a pre-Olympic exhibition match, the U.S. women's basketball team wins 79-55 in a quarterfinal.
Posted: August 4, 2021, 10:51 am
Eight years ago, in a report the NCAA asked Big East commissioner Val Ackerman to write, she recommended the men's and women's Final Fours be played at the same venue on the same weekend. After Tuesday's release of a report ripping the NCAA for failing to uphold gender equity in its management of men's and women's basketball, Ackerman said she's confident changes are coming because momentum is on the side of the women's game after the embarrassing revelations of unequal treatment of athletes at the 2021 tournaments.
Posted: August 4, 2021, 7:25 am
A law firm hired to investigate gender disparities around NCAA championship events found that the organization "prioritizes men’s basketball."
Posted: August 4, 2021, 1:30 am
The NCAA has prioritized the men's tournament in a way that normalizes and perpetuates gender inequities, according to the report.
Posted: August 3, 2021, 10:16 pm
Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman resigns amid investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior
Quentin Hillsman was accused of inappropriate behavior after 12 Syracuse players entered the transfer portal at the conclusion of the 2020-21 season.
Posted: August 3, 2021, 1:04 pm