SEC’s stability underscores challenge for Lady Vols’ Harper
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — New Tennessee coach Kellie Harper understands the enormity of her task as she tries to get the Lady Vols back among the nation's premier women's basketball...
Tennessee State AD Teresa Phillips to retire in June 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Teresa Phillips is retiring as Tennessee State's athletic director, a job she's held since April 2002.
Phillips announced her decision Thursday in a letter to...
USBWA names top freshman award after Tamika Catchings
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The nation's top freshman women's basketball player each season will win the Tamika Catchings Award starting this year.
Media panel picks South Carolina to win SEC women’s title
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — South Carolina is projected to win the Southeastern Conference women's basketball championship, according to a media panel's preseason poll.
Review of hoops program recommends adviser for Memphis coach
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A report following an independent review of the Memphis women's basketball program recommends the school hire an executive coach as a mentor and adviser to coach Melissa...
US women’s hoops announces college exhibition games
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women's national basketball team's college tour is set to tip off next month.
USA Basketball announced Wednesday that members of the women's team will play...
Pac-12 Commissioner: Serious concerns with California law
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has expressed serious concerns about a new law that would allow college athletes in California to hire agents and be compensated for the use of...
Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer returns with new outlook
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — C. Vivian Stringer is back with a new outlook on life after stepping away at the end of last season because of exhaustion.
Seton Hall hires Ka-Deidre Simmons assistant hoops coach
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Former Seton Hall standout Ka-Deidre Simmons has been hired as an assistant women's basketball coach.
Coach Anthony Bozzella announced the hiring on Wednesday,...
URI gets $35M gift, largest in school history
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island is getting a $35 million gift from former CVS president and CEO Thomas Ryan and his wife, Cathy, the largest private contribution in the...
Former Holy Cross coach, fired after 34 years, sues school
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The former coach of the Holy Cross women's basketball team who was fired in March after 34 years has sued the school, alleging breach of contract, defamation, age...
Kamie Ethridge 1st women’s sports jersey retired at Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas will retire the No. 33 jersey of women's basketball player Kamie Ethridge, the first time the school has so honored a female athlete.
Hall of Fame assists renewal of Tennessee-UConn rivalry
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is renewing the women's basketball rivalry between UConn and Tennessee and will sponsor a two-year series.
Mississippi to start selling beer at home games on Oct. 19
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will wait until the second half of the season to join the list of Southeastern Conference schools selling beer at home football games.
Ole Miss will be latest SEC school to sell beer at games
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi will become the latest university nationwide to sell beer at athletic events.
Ole Miss announced Friday that it would begin selling beer at...
Safe Bet: Vegas set to bid to host numerous NCAA events
NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas is going to take a chance on hosting major college sporting events.
The city is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA championship events, including...
Syracuse basketball star perseveres in breast cancer fight
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The question "Why me?" has entered her mind, but Tiana Mangakahia knows these things happen all the time.
The 24-year-old star point guard for the Syracuse women's...
Baylor dismisses Scott-Grayson from team for rules violation
WACO, Texas (AP) — Sophomore guard Honesty Scott-Grayson has been dismissed from the Baylor women's basketball program for an unspecified violation of team rules.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Riverside says women's basketball coach John Margaritis has been suspended after an investigation revealed a violation of school...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State says an assistant women's basketball coach has resigned amid an investigation into NCAA rules violations.
In his resignation letter dated Friday, associate...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Akira Levy has joined the Vanderbilt women's basketball team as a transfer from Missouri in a return to her home state.
US expands women’s basketball training and will pay players
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi want their USA Basketball legacy to be more than just winning medals.
The four-time Olympic gold medalists came up with an idea for a training...
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA has given a 15-year show-cause penalty to a former UNC Greensboro assistant women's basketball coach for gambling on pro and college sports — including games...
Former BC women’s basketball coach Cathy Inglese dies at 60
Former Boston College women's basketball coach Cathy Inglese died Wednesday, a week after sustaining a brain injury in a fall. She was 60.
Inglese's family announced the death in a statement...
ATLANTA (AP) — Former Tennessee assistant Mickie DeMoss has joined new Georgia Tech women's basketball coach Nell Fortner as chief of staff.
Former BC coach suffers brain injury in fall
Former Boston College women's basketball coach Cathy Inglese suffered a brain injury when she fell Wednesday, according to a social media post by her sister.
Payments from $208 million NCAA settlement begin in August
More than 50,000 former college athletes next month will begin collecting portions of a $208 million class-action settlement paid by the NCAA in a case that challenged its caps on...
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Longtime Ruston Daily Leader Sports Editor Buddy Davis has died.
Louisiana Tech University said Davis died Saturday morning in his sleep at a nursing home in Ruston. He...
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan has promoted Heather Oesterle to succeed retiring women's basketball coach Sue Guevara.
UNC’s Cunningham eager to see impact of 5 new coaches
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's numerous coaching changes last season were a surprise to athletic director Bubba Cunningham.
The Tar Heels enter next season with five new head...
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Kristen Dowling has been hired as women's basketball coach at Pepperdine, returning for her third stint at the school.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis says it has launched an independent external review of its women's basketball program in response to complaints of abuse and harassment.
Top Class: Gamecocks high-level recruits looking for titles
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zia Cooke isn't shy about listing the expectations for herself or South Carolina's top-rated women's basketball recruiting class.
New Sugar Bowl CEO Hundley taking over July 1
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sugar Bowl officials say the organization is set to welcome Jeff Hundley as new chief executive officer on July 1.
Hundley will succeed Paul Houlahan, who is retiring...
Smith revitalized for Cal coaching job after Liberty stint
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer once told Charmin Smith coaching would absolutely be in her future.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Defending national champion Baylor will host Georgia on Dec. 4 as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge women's basketball event.
California hires familiar face in Charmin Smith as coach
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California found a familiar face in Charmin Smith to replace Lindsay Gottlieb as women's basketball coach.
Smith returns to a campus where she most recently served as...
Arizona signs women’s coach Adia Barnes through 2024
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has signed women's basketball coach Adia Barnes to a contract extension through 2024.
The school announced Barnes' extension Friday after the contract was...
Penicheiro, Riley Hunter headline Hall of Fame class
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ruth Riley Hunter says her journey to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame began in front of her television set more than a quarter-century ago. Ticha Penicheiro's own dream...
Penicheiro’s new career has Hall of Famer focusing on future
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ticha Penicheiro has discovered a different way to hand out assists now that her playing career is over.
Rather than setting up teammates for easy baskets, Penicheiro...
SPARTA, Tenn. (AP) — A basketball court at the old elementary school of Tennessee's new women's basketball coach, Kellie Harper, is being named in her honor.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has given women's basketball coach Wes Moore a new six-year contract.
Athletic director Boo Corrigan announced the new deal Thursday after it...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired Toyelle Wilson as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for its women's basketball team.
The school announced the move Monday. Wilson spent...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont is set to break ground on a new, $95 million multi-purpose center that will upgrade many of the school's athletic facilities, some of which are...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — New North Carolina women's basketball coach Courtney Banghart has hired Carrie Moore as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Former Tennessee guard Evina Westbrook has joined the UConn women's basketball team.
UConn said Saturday the 6-footer will have two years of eligibility...
NCAA’s new APR report shows athletes’ scores remain steady
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores show college athletes are continuing to excel in the classroom — though they may be hitting a peak.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The UConn women's basketball team has added Evelyn Adebayo, a graduate transfer from Murray State, to its roster for next season.