The NCAA has ruled all Division I sports to be halted so that athletes can participate in Election Day.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 12:48 am
The NCAA is seeking to dismiss a federal lawsuit by two college athletes that seeks to prevent the association from limiting compensation athletes can make from their names, images and likenesses. Attorneys for the NCAA filed a motion to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit by Oregon women's basketball player Sedona Prince and Arizona State swimmer Grant House that also seeks damages for potential past earnings athletes have been denied by current NCAA rules, The Oregonian reported Sunday. Prince and House are also suing the Power Five conferences - the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference - for unspecified damages.
Posted: September 13, 2020, 7:00 pm
Florida State women's basketball coach Sue Semrau has always preached to her team that family comes first. After trying to go back and forth between Seattle and Tallahassee, Florida, during the last couple of months to be with her 81-year-old mom, who has ovarian cancer, Semrau decided to take a leave of absence for the coming season to spend time with her family. ''I was starting to consider it in April and May. I was waiting for the COVID to get better and it could be different,'' Semrau said during a call Thursday.
Posted: September 10, 2020, 9:31 pm
Former University of North Carolina basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a traffic accident in January that killed an elderly woman, officials said. The Durham County District Attorney's Office said Hatchell pleaded guilty on Tuesday to misdemeanor death by vehicle. Hatchell also was ordered to complete 50 hours of community service, pay a $150 fine and $150 in court costs, the district attorney's office said.
Posted: September 9, 2020, 9:16 pm
The Big East Conference is moving its women's basketball tournament to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. The move, announced Tuesday, follows the return of the University of Connecticut to the Big East from the American Athletic Conference. The 10,000-seat arena, which also is the home of the WNBA's Connecticut Sun, is scheduled to host the Big East women's tournament for the next three seasons, the conference announced Tuesday.
Posted: September 1, 2020, 7:53 pm
Former player Gioya Carter tweeted her thoughts about Coale and the comments drew support from T'ona Edwards and Ijeoma Odimgbe. Jacqueline Jeffcoat tweeted that Coale made racist comments during her time at Oklahoma. Thomas Jefferson's plantation,'' Jeffcoat tweeted in response to Carter.
Posted: August 31, 2020, 4:57 pm
Texas Tech announced Tuesday that Krista Gerlich, a former Lady Raiders assistant coach and player who helped the program win its only national championship in 1993, will be the new women's basketball coach. Gerlich has been the head coach at UT-Arlington the past seven seasons, where her 121 victories are the most in program history.
Posted: August 18, 2020, 8:12 pm
New Texas women's coach Vic Schaefer will get a seven-year, guaranteed contract worth $13.8 million when school regents vote to approve the deal later this week. Texas hired Schaefer away from Mississippi State in April after not renewing former coach Karen Aston's contract. Schaefer's annual salary will start at $1.8 million and rise to $2.1 million by the final year.
Posted: August 17, 2020, 7:30 pm
UConn freshman Paige Bueckers marched for racial justice in her home state of Minnesota after the death of George Floyd and says she plans to continue using her voice for social change now that she's at Connecticut. Bueckers said she's already had to talk with Drew, whom she describes as funny but a bit annoying at times, about issues such as how to conduct himself if he's ever stopped by the police. Racial injustice is personal to many Huskies, the majority of whom are Black.
Posted: August 10, 2020, 9:02 pm
Texas Tech women's basketball players have accused coach Marlene Stollings and her staff of fostering a culture of abuse that led to an exodus from the program, according to a report published Wednesday. Players dreaded a heart monitoring system they said was misused in punitive ways, had to endure demeaning and threatening comments and were subject to sexually suggestive behavior from a strength coach who has since resigned, according to the report.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 12:10 am
While expecting a baby girl, Arizona women's basketball coach Adia Barnes navigates pandemic quarantine
Arizona women's basketball head coach Adia Barnes takes fans into her life at home, where she's juggling preparations for the birth of her daughter and leading the Wildcats in recruiting and virtual meetings during the offseason. Follow along in the coming weeks as “Pac-12 Unlocked" showcases exclusive video content filmed by Pac-12 student-athletes, coaches and administrators during the global pandemic.
Posted: July 27, 2020, 4:47 pm
The Tennessee Lady Vols have signed Jordan Walker from Western Michigan as the second graduate transfer this year for coach Kellie Harper. Tennessee confirmed the signing Friday. The 5-foot-8 guard led Western Michigan in scoring last season, and Walker will have two seasons of eligibility after graduating in three years with a political science degree.
Posted: July 24, 2020, 6:42 pm
The WNBA, about to begin a season unlike any other, is full of former Pac-12 stars as the season gets underway July 25 in Florida. The Pac-12 had the top pick in this year's Draft, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu to the New York Liberty.
Posted: July 21, 2020, 9:33 pm
After her senior season was abruptly ended due to the novel coronavirus, Mikayla Pivec stayed with her sister, experienced the joy of being selected in the WNBA Draft, and moved out of her longtime Corvallis home. Along the way, he gained a valuable new perspective -- cherish every day and the people around you. Follow along in the coming weeks as “Pac-12 Unlocked" showcases exclusive video content filmed by Pac-12 student-athletes, coaches and administrators during the global pandemic.
Posted: July 20, 2020, 5:01 pm
One University of Oklahoma women's basketball player has tested positive for COVID-19, and a second player has been deemed a close contact. Oklahoma made the announcement in a news release on Monday. The result comes from 100 tests performed Friday on Oklahoma athletes and staff members.
Posted: July 20, 2020, 4:35 pm
Bea Gorton, the first women's basketball coach at Indiana, has died. The Hultgren Funeral Home said Gorton died at her home in Carol Stream, Illinois, on Tuesday. Gorton spent four seasons in charge of the Hoosiers, from 1972-76, and went 79-28.
Posted: July 17, 2020, 8:18 pm
Wisconsin plans to have its sports teams wear a university crest logo with a black “W” to show solidarity with Black and other underrepresented communities on campus. School officials said Wednesday the change would take effect whenever Wisconsin sports teams return to action. “I have previously stated my commitment to taking meaningful steps involving issues of diversity and inclusion in our athletic department,” athletic director Barry Alvarez said.
Posted: July 15, 2020, 8:52 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse guard Tiana Mangakahia has been picked for the Australian women's national team.
Posted: July 14, 2020, 9:42 pm
Kara Lawson has always wanted to coach at Duke - a fact the first-time college coach hadn't shared with many people. Once the job opened up earlier this month, the Boston Celtics assistant jumped at the opportunity. ''I had no idea it would happen a year after I went to Boston.
Posted: July 13, 2020, 10:22 pm
Duke has turned to Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to lead its women’s basketball program. It is the first college head-coaching job for the 39-year-old Lawson, who played under Pat Summitt at Tennessee before a long WNBA career as well as work in broadcasting.
Posted: July 11, 2020, 8:08 pm
Duke is in talks with Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to lead its women’s basketball program, a person familiar with the situation said Friday. A former Tennessee guard under Pat Summitt, Lawson played in the WNBA from 2003-15 and won the 2005 championship with Sacramento.
Posted: July 10, 2020, 9:49 pm
Colorado's Zuzanna Kulinska details difficulties, opportunities of unplanned summer away from her home in Poland
Sophomore Colorado women's basketball guard Zuzanna Kulinska details her life in an unplanned summer away from home as she remains in Boulder during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though she's missing time at home in her native Poland and participation in training with the Polish national team, Kulinska is keeping up a positive spirit and outlook in Colorado. Follow along in the coming weeks as “Pac-12 Unlocked" showcases exclusive video content filmed by Pac-12 student-athletes, coaches and administrators during the global pandemic.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:00 pm
Four-year college athletic teams eliminated because of budgetary cuts or school closures associated with the coronavirus pandemic, according to research by The Associated Press through Wednesday, July 8. (x-denotes school closure; y-effective in 2021) :
Posted: July 8, 2020, 8:16 pm
Incoming Oregon women's basketball freshman Te-Hina Paopao flashes her handles, finds silver linings during quarantine
From cooking up sweet meals to intense workouts, it's clear incoming Oregon women's basketball five-star freshman Te-Hina Paopao has made the most of her quarantine time. The future Duck guard takes viewers inside her daily routine from her perspective and sits down with Ashley Adamson to share her mindset. Follow along in the coming weeks as “Pac-12 Unlocked" showcases exclusive video content filmed by Pac-12 student-athletes, coaches and administrators during the global pandemic.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 5:01 pm
“I want to provide an opportunity for change, growth and a sense of security relative to the future of the program,” McCallie said, noting she hoped the move would allow the team “to play free without the burden and uncertainty of their coach's future.” McCallie led the Blue Devils to a 330-107 record in her 13 seasons and was a three-time Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year. Duke won at least a share of the ACC regular-season title four times as well as three ACC Tournament titles.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 4:08 pm
Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform. ''I had no idea,'' Hayes said on a Zoom call last week. Hayes and Montgomery are following Moore's example with both deciding to take the upcoming WNBA season off to help with social justice reform and voter registration.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 1:08 pm
Coach Dawn Staley would be prepping the U.S. women’s basketball team for the Tokyo Olympics this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic. “Although we have things we’re dealing with in our personal lives and our basketball lives, we’ll get together to talk about some things, say hello to each other and get a virtual hug,” said Staley, a three-time Olympic basketball gold-medal winner.
Posted: July 1, 2020, 4:37 pm
Stephanie Watts is returning to North Carolina for a final season after transferring to Southern California for a year. The school announced Monday that the former Atlantic Coast Conference freshman of the year would return after receiving an additional year of eligibility from the NCAA.
Posted: June 29, 2020, 8:18 pm
See how UCLA women's basketball guard Charisma Osborne navigated being at home in Southern California during the COVID-19 pandemic. Osborne and her family found creative ways to stay connected during the uncertain time, like camping in the backyard and catching up on her favorite TV shows. Follow along in the coming weeks as “Pac-12 Unlocked" showcases exclusive video content filmed by Pac-12 student-athletes, coaches and administrators during the global pandemic.
Posted: June 29, 2020, 4:56 pm
The Tennessee Lady Vols will host UConn on Jan. 21 in the second game of the Revival Series between the college basketball rivals. UConn won the first game 60-45 in Hartford, Connecticut, last January. ''The Revival Series is a tremendous celebration of women's basketball, featuring two of the most storied programs in college hoops,'' said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Posted: June 23, 2020, 10:32 pm
Longtime Bentley University women’s basketball coach Barbara Stevens is retiring after a four-decade run that included more than 1,000 wins, the 2014 NCAA Division II national championship, and recent election to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The 65-year-old coach made the announcement Tuesday, ending a 34-year stint at Bentley in which she compiled a 901-200 record, made 31 Division II tournament appearances and 14 in regional championships. “This is a bittersweet time for me,” Stevens in a statement.
Posted: June 23, 2020, 6:16 pm
Former OSU guard Mikayla Pivec shares what Title IX means to her on the 48th anniversary of the landmark legislation. Pivec said the progress over generations is inspiring, helping young girls find and cheer on their role models in the college and professional ranks.
Posted: June 22, 2020, 10:47 pm
Baylor has added a graduate transfer guard from another major conference for the third year in a row. Former All-Pac 12 guard DiJonai Carrington is joining the Lady Bears from Stanford. Carrington averaged 14 points and 7.5 rebounds a game as a junior two seasons ago at Stanford.
Posted: June 22, 2020, 5:07 pm
Pac-12 Networks' Ashley Adamson has a powerful conversation with former Cal guard and current New York Liberty guard Layshia Clarendon. She shares how her time at Cal has prepared her for this moment, speaking out against systemic racism. Catch more during the debut of "Pac-12 Playlist" on Monday, June 22 at 7 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Network.
Posted: June 22, 2020, 4:53 pm
Pac-12 Networks' Ashley Adamson spoke with Atlanta Dream guard Mikayla Pivec about her relationship with former OSU teammate Sydney Wiese. Pivec calls Wiese a 'role model' for the way she cares about people, even visiting her teammates in Corvallis earlier in the year. Pivec also discussed the fact that Wiese tested positive for COVID-19 in late March according to her social media posts but has recovered from the virus, as well as the impact that the news had on her.
Posted: June 17, 2020, 3:56 pm
Pac-12 Networks' Ashley Adamson interviews former Oregon State women's basketball star Mikayla Pivec on the Pac-12 Perspective podcast. The pair talk about Pivec's top career moments at OSU, as well as her future in the WNBA after she was selected with the 25th overall pick by the Atlanta Dream.
Posted: June 17, 2020, 3:45 pm
Attorneys filed a lawsuit against the NCAA in federal court Monday that seeks to prevent the association from limiting the amount of money athletes can make off their names, images and likenesses. The antitrust lawsuit by attorneys representing two current college athletes also seeks damages for potential past earnings athletes have been denied by current NCAA rules. The latest legal challenge comes as the NCAA is the process of changing its rules to allow college athletes to earn money from third parties for things such as social media endorsements, sponsorship deals and personal appearances.
Posted: June 15, 2020, 9:23 pm
Robert Morris is leaving the Northeast Conference to join the Horizon League. The school announced Monday that it will become the 12th member of the Horizon League on July 1. Robert Morris, located Pittsburgh's western suburbs, will join the league in 10 sports, including men's and women's basketball as well as soccer and track and field.
Posted: June 15, 2020, 8:54 pm
A women's basketball player at Liberty University says she is transferring because of “racial insensitivities shown within the leadership and culture” of the school. Rising sophomore Asia Todd made the announcement in a video posted on Twitter. Todd, wearing a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt, praised the coaching staff at Liberty and her teammates, but said the conduct by school leaders do “not align with my moral compass or personal convictions.”
Posted: June 12, 2020, 3:24 pm
Longtime Midwestern State women's basketball coach Noel Johnson, the point guard for Texas Tech's 1993 national championship team, has died. Midwestern State said Johnson died Tuesday following a 14-month bout with ovarian cancer. Johnson's 159 wins in 12 seasons as Midwestern State's coach were the most in program history.
Posted: June 10, 2020, 3:51 am
Pac-12 Networks' Ashely Adamson sits down with Cal women's basketball head coach Charmin Smith, who says she's encouraged by her student-athletes to continue being resilient in the fight against systemic racism and police brutality in America. Smith also shares memories of her grandfather -- a Freedom Rider who marked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1960s. See more from Smith during "Pac-12 Playlist" on Monday, June 8 at 7 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Network.
Posted: June 8, 2020, 5:02 pm
Boston College hired Patrick Kraft as its new athletic director on Wednesday, bringing in the former Temple AD to replace Martin Jarmond a month after he left for UCLA. BC hopes the new hire can shore up a program that has struggled to gain attention in a region dominated by its professional sports teams. Under Jarmond, who was in Chestnut Hill for just three years, the school opened a new football fieldhouse and upgraded other facilities but attendance for its revenue sports languished; the football team remained perpetually stuck at seven wins and the basketball team hasn't reached the NCAA Tournament since 2009.
Posted: June 3, 2020, 4:06 pm
Pac-12 Networks' Mike Yam has a conversation with Arizona State's Robbi Ryan on her personal journey with mental health issues. Ryan advocated for all of us to ask for help if we need it, and to confront mental health issues together rather than being alone. She also gave some advice on how to deal with anxiety during the current COVID-19 crisis including physical and outdoor activities.
Posted: May 26, 2020, 5:28 pm
Vanderbilt has removed the interim title, making Candice Storey Lee the first woman to become an athletic director in the Southeastern Conference. With Vanderbilt's announcement Wednesday, Lee now is among only five women and the second black woman in charge of a Power Five program. Daniel Diermeier, who takes over as Vanderbilt's chancellor on July 1, said Lee is the ''living embodiment'' of the university's values and aspirations.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 10:30 pm
Longtime Colorado women's basketball coach-turned-administrator Ceal Barry will retire in July after spending 37 years in Boulder, the school said Tuesday. Barry was named the school's associate athletic director for student services. Barry has served as the department's deputy athletic director since August 2018.
Posted: May 19, 2020, 9:19 pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago State hired Tiffany Sardin as coach Friday, hoping the former Virginia star can transform a struggling program in her hometown.
Posted: May 15, 2020, 8:18 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State is adding graduate transfer Raina Perez from Cal State Fullerton.
Posted: May 14, 2020, 4:14 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Courtney Paris is returning to Oklahoma as an assistant coach after a 10-year WNBA playing career.
Posted: May 13, 2020, 8:31 pm
Pac-12 Networks' Ashley Adamson interviews Dr. Kate Starbird on Tuesday's edition of the "Pac-12 Perspective" podcast. Starbird, a former Stanford women's basketball star, shares her research in the spread of misinformation during the current pandemic. Now at the University of Washington, Starbird is on the cutting edge of dispelling coronavirus myths during a time of great uncertainty. Subscribe to the podcast to listen to her full interview.
Posted: May 12, 2020, 4:40 pm
UConn and Mississippi State are scheduled to play in November's Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge basketball tournament in Connecticut. The Huskies are scheduled to take on instate rival Quinnipiac in the tournament’s first round while the Bulldogs open the tournament against Maine. The winners will face off the next day in the championship game and the losers will meet in a third-place game.
Posted: May 12, 2020, 4:13 pm
Pac-12 Networks' Mike Yam and Ashley Adamson sit down with Stanford women's basketball head coach Tara VanDerveer on a recent episode of the "Pac-12 Perspective" podcast. VanDerveer, who recently celebrated 35 years on The Farm, shares her memories and coaching philosophy. Subscribe to the "Pac-12 Perspective" podcast on your favorite podcast service to listen to the coach's full interview.
Posted: May 11, 2020, 5:40 pm